Kanit Sangsubhan joins Palang Pracharath Party to boost southern Thailand’s economy

Picture courtesy of NNT- National News Bureau of Thailand

The Palang Pracharath Party (PPRP) recently announced the appointment of Kanit Sangsubhan, previously a special adviser to the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) Office, as a member of its economic team. This move is intended to bolster the economy in Thailand’s southern border provinces.

PPRP leader Prawit Wongsuwon expressed his delight at welcoming Kanit as a key member of the party, one who will focus on the development of the southern provinces, especially those situated in the southernmost part of Thailand.

During his tenure at the EEC, Kanit collaborated with Prawit on 20 out of 30 initiatives aimed at resolving water problems in the EEC, which is the Thai government’s flagship policy. Kanit shared his enthusiasm about joining the PPRP, stating…

“I hope I can make Prawit’s dream of building Thailand into a great country come true.”

Kanit’s experience in the EEC, which he describes as “a megaproject made successful by the support of many sectors,” has been invaluable. He anticipates that the EEC will experience growth of at least 70% this year. Following a meeting between Prawit and Malaysian Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim in Bangkok, Kanit was invited to join the PPRP and contribute to a plan for economic development in the southern borders.

Prawit has endorsed Kanit’s vision for the region, which aligns with the PPRP’s campaign manifesto. The party’s primary objective is to secure the support of the predominantly Muslim population in the southern border provinces and win House seats in the May 1 election.

Kanit is confident in Prawit’s ability to navigate political and social conflicts and utilise his skills to unite people across different political affiliations.

The proposed plan for establishing a special economic zone within the southern region includes connecting the five provinces of Songkhla, Yala, Satun, Pattani, and Narathiwat, transforming them into a unique development zone akin to the EEC. The intention is to improve living conditions for local inhabitants and foster economic growth.

With Kanit Sangsubhan taking the reins for economic development in southern Thailand, the region can expect positive change and steady progress towards a brighter future. The PPRP’s strategic move to engage a seasoned professional who has succeeded in implementing large-scale projects like the Eastern Economic Corridor bodes well for their election prospects and could significantly enhance the lives of people residing in the southern border provinces.

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Mitch Connor

Mitch is a Bangkok resident, having relocated from Southern California, via Florida in 2022. He studied journalism before dropping out of college to teach English in South America. After returning to the US, he spent 4 years working for various online publishers before moving to Thailand.

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