Policy committee to be established to declare government stances next month

September 26th, 2008 - 2:56 pm ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi  

Prime Minister Somchai Wongsawat is expediting the establishment of his Government’s policy drafting committee in hopes it will be able to declare the administrations stances on the 8th of October to Parliament. He also affirmed that remedying the flood situation would be the first priority of his new government.

Prime Minister Somchai Wongsawat yesterday stated that today’s special Cabinet meeting at 9 AM at Don Muang Airport will be to erect the newly sworn in government’s policy drafting committee. He stated he would chair the meeting along with his deputies and relevant agencies to prepare the policy declaration for the Parliament. He expected the committee to be ready to reveal the administrations stances on the 8th of October.

The meeting will also tackle 2-3 urgent matters, most importantly the current flood situation throughout the nation. The PM stated that a part of the 2008 national budget would have to diverted to the matter in terms of assisting those affected. Another pressing issue of the administration will be to divide responsibilities amongst the deputy prime ministers.

As for the appointing of political officials, Mr. Somchai said some positions may be decided during the meeting. When asked if former Minister of Foreign Affairs Noppadol Pattama would be placed as the Prime Minister’s Secretariat, the PM declined to answer saying that only once the appointment was completed would the name be disclosed.

Source : National News Bureau, Public Relations Department of Thailand

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