Suchart: Virabongsa approached to be adviser

September 26th, 2008 - 3:47 pm ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi  

The government has approached Dr. Virabongsa Ramangkura to be part of its economic advisory team to monitor and manage the prevailing volatile local and global economies, according to Finance Minister Mr. Suchart Thadathamrongvech.

Finance Minister Mr. Suchart Thadathamrongvech said this morning that the government needed economic advisors following financial crisis in the US which has been rocking financial markets worldwide, including Thailand.

Deputy Prime Minister Dr. Olarn Chaipravat and Mr. Suchart are expected to work together as a team. Mr. Suchart said that prominent economist and former finance minister Dr. Virabongsa Ramangkura has been approached to work as an economic advisor to the new government.

Dr. Virabongsa was chairman of economic advisory team of former prime minister Mr. Samak Sundaravej.

Source : National News Bureau, Public Relations Department of Thailand

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