PM Srettha highlights key achievements in first year of office

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Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin asserted yesterday that his administration has made significant progress in its first year, countering criticisms from opposition parties and some dissatisfied members of the Pheu Thai Party. The Thai premier yesterday, July 9, emphasised that more accomplishments will become evident over time.

Addressing claims that the government had yet to deliver tangible results, the Bangkok-born PM stated his readiness to outline the administration’s achievements during a Pheu Thai Party meeting held at 3pm yesterday.

Acknowledging communication issues, PM Srettha noted that public awareness of the government’s progress might be lacking due to insufficient dissemination of information.

“We have done a lot and many ministerial projects, made with much hard work, are being implemented.”

The Bangkok-born prime minister highlighted several key achievements, including an increase in foreign direct investment, improved prices for agricultural produce, a moratorium on farmers’ debts, an enhanced education quality for youth, an increase in the daily minimum wage, the enactment of a law allowing same-sex marriage, upgrades to the 30-baht universal healthcare services, intensified drug suppression efforts.

The 62 year old PM also stressed the ongoing nature of the government’s initiatives, stressing that results will gradually become apparent to the public in due time, reported The Nation.

“We are implementing several other projects… the results will gradually become apparent, such as foreign investments and free-trade agreements.”

In related news, Pheu Thai faces significant challenges as it struggles to regain public confidence amid unfulfilled economic promises. Just a year ago, many Thais were optimistic that Pheu Thai’s return to power would alleviate the nation’s economic difficulties by boosting consumer purchasing power, reducing household debt, and reversing slowing economic growth.

In other news, former red-shirt leader Jatuporn Prompan announced plans for a protest next month against several government initiatives, citing concerns that these measures would primarily benefit the country’s elite.

Jatuporn specifically pointed to proposals to increase the cap on foreign ownership in condominiums to 75% and extend land leases for foreigners to 99 years.

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