Somkid Jatusripitak

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Somkid Jatusripitak said : “Japan attaches importance to the connection with India,” External link

pattayamail Sunday, February 16, 2020 3:13:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said ( about Shinzo Abe ) : "Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced late last year US$3 billion in new initiatives on investment and loan programmes for Asean, while urging Japan's private sector and financial institutions to play greater roles in Asean infrastructure investment," External link

BangkokPost Saturday, February 15, 2020 3:10:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "We must offer tourism operators training courses to earn some income," "They can take short courses to gain knowledge and generate income" External link

BangkokPost Saturday, February 15, 2020 3:10:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "The government is very worried about job cuts," "We will help ease the situation and will do it quickly" External link

4-traders Friday, February 14, 2020 1:17:00 PM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "The country's economic growth in the fourth quarter last year may not have reached 2% as expected because of a troubled export sector hit by the continued trade war and a delay in the fiscal 2020 budget, while growth is unlikely to exceed 1% in the first quarter this year due to the coronavirus outbreak, which undermined tourism," "More stimulus measures are still needed" External link

BangkokPost Thursday, February 13, 2020 3:00:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "5G will be an engine that directly drives growth and transforms key sectors to increase their productivity and efficiency and enables them to roll out new revenue-seeking models," External link

BangkokPost Tuesday, January 28, 2020 3:47:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "Investors should not panic. Take it easy," "Do believe that our economic fundamentals are still good" External link

BangkokPost Monday, January 27, 2020 1:59:00 PM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "Both Thailand and India have high potential to increase collaboration, especially on the economic front," External link

BangkokPost Saturday, January 25, 2020 3:03:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "The government needs to accelerate investment by private and state-owned enterprises as fast as possible to boost the economy to help offset the sluggish world economy and delayed implementation of the fiscal 2020 budget," External link

BangkokPost Friday, January 24, 2020 3:15:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : “2020 – Year of Investment : Solution for Thailand” External link

pattayamail Friday, January 17, 2020 6:26:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : “2020 – Year of Investment : Solution for Thailand” External link

pattayamail Friday, January 17, 2020 4:53:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "The government is calling on the private sector to speed up its investment decisions and imports to help weaken the baht," "Just calling on the central bank to help rein in the baht doesn't work" External link

BangkokPost Thursday, January 16, 2020 3:40:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "The government wants to make the best progress on all SEZs," "And the new office will be a single unit that takes responsibility for the development" External link

BangkokPost Monday, January 13, 2020 5:20:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "On Monday, I met with the executives of the EEC Office, delivered policy guidance so that they can quickly get onto with their work to promote to foreign investors to invest in the EEC," External link

xinhuanet_en Tuesday, January 7, 2020 6:13:00 PM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "All five projects have to begin construction within 2020, especially for the U-tapao aviation city and the MRO centre," External link

BangkokPost Tuesday, January 7, 2020 3:28:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "A framework for smart cities should be determined by March," "The smart cities will be under public-private partnership contracts, similar to the five megaprojects" External link

BangkokPost Tuesday, January 7, 2020 3:28:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "The EEC Office is teaming up with the Public Works and Town and Country Planning departments to study smart city development in Chachoengsao," External link

BangkokPost Tuesday, January 7, 2020 3:28:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "Thailand is battling to become the digital innovation hub of Asean, competing with Vietnam, Malaysia and the Philippines, which all plan to launch commercial 5G services in 2020," External link

BangkokPost Thursday, November 21, 2019 6:34:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "I don't think the issue is something one should complain about. The most important thing is confidence. If we keep talking about it, as the late former prime minister MR Kukrit Pramoj put it, this will make good things look bad, which will have wide repercussions," External link

BangkokPost Tuesday, November 19, 2019 2:15:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "It does not mean that Thailand now is at risk of these issues, but it is an anticipation for the next 10 years," External link

BangkokPost Saturday, November 16, 2019 3:53:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : “The government expects domestic consumption will continue improving, as statistics have shown it started recovering in September,” External link

BangkokPost Wednesday, November 13, 2019 4:35:00 PM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "Hokkaido is well-suited to Thailand for a joint venture in the agriculture and agri-tourism industries," External link

BangkokPost Saturday, November 9, 2019 3:32:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "It will be the first free trade area which Hong Kong will have on a bilateral cooperation basis, and both sides agree to build the best and most extensive bilateral free trade area agreement," External link

BangkokPost Thursday, November 7, 2019 5:02:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "Welfare offered under the Pracha Rat scheme must be constantly developed. Accident insurance is on my mind -- what do the poor do if an accident happens and they lose income?" "Regarding the third phase of the Chim, Shop, Chai scheme, don't lose patience as we need to consider the scheme's purposes. The ministry wants to create domestic economic activity" External link

BangkokPost Thursday, October 31, 2019 3:38:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said ( about Hong Kong has ) : "In these difficult circumstances, I believe that everyone with inner justice will see the efforts made by the Chief Executive (of Hong Kong) to alleviate the problem in a sensible manner and in a peaceful manner," External link

elevenmyanmar Friday, October 25, 2019 1:40:00 PM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said ( about Hong Kong has ) : "In these difficult circumstances, I believe that everyone with inner justice will see the efforts made by the Chief Executive (of Hong Kong) to alleviate the problem in a sensible manner and in a peaceful manner," External link

ecns Friday, October 25, 2019 5:28:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said ( about Hong Kong has ) : "In these difficult circumstances, I believe that everyone with inner justice will see the efforts made by the Chief Executive (of Hong Kong) to alleviate the problem in a sensible manner and in a peaceful manner," External link

peopledaily Friday, October 25, 2019 4:24:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said ( about Hong Kong Macao ) : "Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay: New Horizon for China's Reform and Opening Up of One Country, Two Systems" External link

BangkokPost Friday, October 25, 2019 3:16:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "Thailand will always be a true friend and support Hong Kong, and I am confident the cooperation will benefit Asia," External link

BangkokPost Friday, October 25, 2019 3:16:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "The Thai government attaches great importance to 5G, and we hope to launch 5G first in Asean countries next year. Thailand wants to achieve industrial revitalization and intelligence in the 5G era. We hope to carry out more in-depth cooperation with Huawei," External link

BangkokPost Wednesday, October 23, 2019 4:05:00 PM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "The auction process should be accelerated, as Malaysia is wooing Huawei to invest in 5G technology there," "I already told the NBTC that pricing should not be the key reason to determine the winning bidder. What is more important is determining who is ready to develop 5G infrastructure in the country" External link

BangkokPost Wednesday, October 23, 2019 4:53:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : “Interest in this project is widespread and we were asked to extend the campaign,” External link

nationmultimedia Monday, September 30, 2019 10:57:00 PM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : “We are holding this event to forge collaboration between the private and public sectors to find ways to improve the quality of living and income of the country’s lower-income people,” External link

nationmultimedia Saturday, September 21, 2019 1:10:00 PM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : “For example, we could streamline the process of applying for use of electricity and reduce the waiting time down to one day. Also, we could move power lines underground to improve the efficiency of our power grid” External link

nationmultimedia Thursday, September 19, 2019 2:16:00 PM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : “If you are based in Thailand, it means that you have also invested in the Asia market. We are a hub; that is why we invest so much in infrastructure – to improve connectivity [with neighboring countries],” External link

hurriyetdailynews Saturday, September 14, 2019 9:55:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : “The EU is ready to negotiate with Thailand and they say we are their first priority as we now have an elected government,” “The negotiations should not take much time and apart from the FTA there is also interest in other bilateral agreements” External link

nationmultimedia Friday, September 13, 2019 1:52:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "Despite the export sector, which accounts for 70% of GDP, being suffocated by the ongoing trade row between the US and China, Thailand still has other sectors to buffer the economy such as agriculture, services and tourism," "One of the best solutions for Thailand is to stimulate the local economy. The government is planning a 'relocation package' of incentives to attract foreign companies looking to move production facilities from China" External link

BangkokPost Monday, September 9, 2019 3:36:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "The economic stimulus measures, an acceleration of government and state-owned enterprise investment and infrastructure projects will help the economy pick up in the fourth quarter," "Stimulus measures will also help drive economic growth this year to reach the targeted 3%" External link

BangkokPost Friday, September 6, 2019 3:18:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : “Toyota may want to maximise profits from previous investments before adjusting (its product lineup), but we have told them to make a swift decision because the new generation of Thai motorists prefers EVs to vehicles powered by combustion engines,” External link

nationmultimedia Thursday, September 5, 2019 12:24:00 PM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : “Many companies already use Thailand as a human resource development academy, especially in the Eastern Economic Corridor [EEC], such as Huawei Technologies Co and Google,” External link

BangkokPost Wednesday, September 4, 2019 3:46:00 PM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "Qatar's sovereign wealth fund has also shown interest in investing in Thai stocks, while the Thai government has proposed that Qatar ramp up its investment in Thailand as the gateway to Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam," External link

BangkokPost Saturday, August 31, 2019 3:15:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "This facility will benefit the Thai economy and connect with China's Belt and Road Initiative, which links to Europe through logistics routes in China," External link

BangkokPost Friday, August 30, 2019 3:01:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : “The MOU agreement includes commitments by both parties to establish cargo routes from U-tapao Airport to Zhengzhou Airport, which will act as a gateway to distribute Thai goods to Europe and greater China,” External link

nationmultimedia Thursday, August 29, 2019 11:10:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : “If we are able to successfully establish cargo routes between U-tapao Airport and Zhengzhou Airport, the cargo route can act as a gateway for Thai goods to be shipped to Europe and the rest of China,” External link

nationmultimedia Thursday, August 29, 2019 11:10:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak claimed : “We are confident that the EEC will make Thailand a key node of connectivity between China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and the rest of Southeast Asia,” External link

nationmultimedia Thursday, August 29, 2019 11:10:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "Foreign direct investment can beef up the economy," "The BoI should play a key role in pushing forward investment flows from companies amid the downturn of the global economy, so it must take action and respond quickly to the government's policies and directions" External link

BangkokPost Tuesday, August 27, 2019 3:46:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "Foreign direct investment can beef up the economy," "The BoI should play a key role to push forward investment flows from companies amid the downturn of the global economy, so it must take action and respond quickly to the government's policies and directions" External link

BangkokPost Friday, August 23, 2019 3:11:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "Big universities should set up branches in the EEC and work with private companies to develop more degree programmes and short-term training courses that can produce a workforce with skills and potential, as desired by the industrial sector," External link

BangkokPost Tuesday, August 20, 2019 2:30:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : “Big universities should set up branches in the EEC and work with private companies to develop more degree programmes and short-term training courses that can produce a workforce with skills and potential, as desired by the industrial sector,” External link

BangkokPost Monday, August 19, 2019 2:56:00 PM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "Further details will be concluded very soon by all relevant state agencies," External link

BangkokPost Friday, August 16, 2019 3:12:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "Fertiliser is a major cost for farmers," External link

BangkokPost Friday, August 16, 2019 3:12:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "This initiative of Japan and the US could help Thailand stay strong amid rising tensions from the US-China trade war," "We should benefit from this crisis by joining the strategy. The Industry Ministry should move quickly to invite foreign investors moving their operations from China" External link

BangkokPost Thursday, August 15, 2019 2:26:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "If Thailand moves slowly, we will be left behind," External link

BangkokPost Thursday, August 15, 2019 2:26:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : “The BOI need to facilitate and apply trade measures to attract investors to Thailand, especially a Bt10 billion fund to maximise our performance in competing for investments. That fund support will be Thailand’s strong point, even though the basic wage in Thailand is much higher than in Vietnam” External link

nationmultimedia Wednesday, August 14, 2019 9:59:00 PM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "Existing measures to promote foreign investment by the BoI are less competitive compared with those offered by other countries," External link

BangkokPost Monday, August 12, 2019 2:55:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "The new committee was established as a cooperation mechanism to tackle the ongoing uncertain global economy," "Mr Uttama himself has already said he has discussed with the central bank's governor how to work closer together to bring about maximum efficiency in economic management" External link

BangkokPost Saturday, August 10, 2019 3:36:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "It's time for economic agencies, the private sector, the administration parties and politicians to join hands because economic management in the remaining part of the year is not easy," External link

BangkokPost Saturday, August 10, 2019 3:36:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : “It is an ideal plan for these people, who are almost of the same age and have the same vision, to work together and discuss current financial problems,” External link

nationmultimedia Friday, August 9, 2019 2:56:00 PM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : “I have directed every agency that is related to the situation, such as the Finance ministry, to hold discussions with financial institutions, the Bank of Thailand, and the Stock Exchange of Thailand to ensure better economic management,” External link

nationmultimedia Friday, August 9, 2019 2:56:00 PM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "Economic agencies need to work together, while fiscal and monetary policy should bring about maximum efficiency in economic management," "Economic agencies should closely monitor global economic movement. This is no time to stress independence. It's time to work together" External link

BangkokPost Friday, August 9, 2019 3:19:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : “Economic agencies need to work together, while fiscal and monetary policy should bring about maximum efficiency in economic management,” “Economic agencies should closely monitor global economic movement. This is no time to stress independence. It’s time to work together” External link

BangkokPost Thursday, August 8, 2019 2:09:00 PM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "I reassured the JCC that despite the coalition government, the new government is committed to maintaining policies to develop infrastructure, the flagship EEC and Thailand 4.0 initiative, as well as human resource development," External link

BangkokPost Tuesday, August 6, 2019 3:02:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "I have suggested that cooperation between Thailand, Hong Kong and China should be in the form of a three-party committee as it will connect Thailand with Hong Kong and Guangdong. The meeting should also be participated by representatives from the private sector of the two countries," External link

nationmultimedia Wednesday, July 24, 2019 9:49:00 PM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "The world economy is sluggish and just the role of the government sector may not be enough to drive the economy," "The private sector will then play an important and equal role in helping the government overcome obstacles" External link

BangkokPost Saturday, July 20, 2019 3:13:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "I believe I can reach out to my brothers in different ministries. Although they are from different parties, we know each other, particularly Anutin Charnvirakul, who is deputy premier and public health minister," External link

BangkokPost Friday, July 12, 2019 3:46:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : “I have confidence we can manage the country’s economy under the coalition government to boost its growth to 3.5 per cent, after the World Bank revised down [its forecast for] Thailand’s economic growth from 3.8 per cent to [instead] 3.5 per cent in this year,” External link

nationmultimedia Thursday, July 11, 2019 10:15:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "I do hope that development of infrastructure projects will be continued and the coalition government is not an obstacle to the planned megaproject development because all parties have agreed that infrastructure projects play a significant role in the country's overall development and benefit all Thai people," External link

BangkokPost Friday, June 28, 2019 6:28:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "Forecast cuts by several parties come as no surprise because of the drastic impact of the global economic slowdown and the escalating trade war," External link

BangkokPost Friday, June 28, 2019 6:28:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "I do hope that development of infrastructure projects will be continued and the coalition government is not an obstacle to the planned megaproject development because all parties have agreed that infrastructure projects play a significant role in the country's overall development and benefit all Thai people," External link

BangkokPost Friday, June 28, 2019 2:51:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "Forecast cuts by several parties come as no surprise because of the drastic impact of the global economic slowdown and the escalating trade war," External link

BangkokPost Friday, June 28, 2019 2:51:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "It ( the growth rate revision ) is expected because ... the new government has not been officially formed. Besides, the trade war between China and the United States affects the world economy and thus slows down the Thai economy," "But I believe that from now on the Thai economy will gradually pick up because the new cabinet is about to take office and proceed with policies" External link

BangkokPost Thursday, June 27, 2019 11:18:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "The new government is committed to continuing the state welfare card scheme, while the Budget Bureau has already approved 100 billion baht to finance the scheme," External link

BangkokPost Thursday, June 27, 2019 4:04:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : “The Ministry of Industry must adjust itself clearly on how to be proactive, particularly in the agricultural industry for budgets and the workforce. Institutions under the ministry must seek the ways to join in with these efforts,” External link

nationmultimedia Thursday, June 20, 2019 10:23:00 PM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "The current anti-globalization trends, anti-free trade movements have jittered people around the world. Thailand is also affected," External link

nampa Thursday, June 13, 2019 7:55:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "He'll make a decision on the matter. He'll invite all concerned parties for policy talks, so he can make an informed decision on the formation of the next government that can help move the country forward," External link

BangkokPost Tuesday, June 11, 2019 3:32:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : “Since China’s central government has given the green light for the province to seek investment opportunity overseas, many large companies from Guangdong have visited Thailand,” External link

BangkokPost Monday, June 10, 2019 3:50:00 PM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "The GBA is a part of China's ambitious Belt and Road Initiative, and the Thai government is trying its best to create a business linkage between the GBA and the EEC," External link

BangkokPost Thursday, June 6, 2019 3:26:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "This will generate great benefits to both Thailand and China if Thailand can create production bases for the GBA," External link

BangkokPost Thursday, June 6, 2019 3:26:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : “Food, construction, furniture and garment products still have high potential,” “Japan and CLMV are also important export markets that can help cushion the impact of the ongoing trade row” External link

BangkokPost Friday, May 31, 2019 3:41:00 PM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "Thailand can beat Malaysia in the global competitiveness ranking in 5-10 years if both the public and private sector join hands to overcome obstacles and continue to stimulate investment," "More importantly, we need to have no political problems. We should not be careless, because other countries such as Indonesia are keen for development progress" External link

BangkokPost Thursday, May 30, 2019 6:01:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "Airbus and THAI have agreed to mutually seek the best solutions and we expect the two companies will sign a pact on the joint venture company within this month," External link

BangkokPost Friday, May 3, 2019 2:55:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "It will be forwarded to the Eastern Economic Corridor [EEC] policy committee on May 13, and later tabled for the cabinet meeting," External link

BangkokPost Tuesday, April 30, 2019 2:37:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "There was a rising trend in investments on stocks, real investment, the local economy and tourism up to two months before the general election," External link

BangkokPost Tuesday, April 23, 2019 5:57:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "During the transition period to the new government, we need to have the stimulus measures to prevent economic growth from slowing and to maintain momentum until the new government takes the helm," External link

BangkokPost Saturday, April 20, 2019 3:01:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak claimed : “This is part of the working process and can be done in parallel with the selling of auction envelopes without disrupting the auction process,” External link

nationmultimedia Thursday, April 4, 2019 6:41:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "Investors are expected to take a wait-and-see approach over the next three months while the new government is being formed," "The tourism industry will play a significant role in contributing to economic growth during the period" External link

BangkokPost Tuesday, April 2, 2019 4:35:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "Once the government can settle the bidding with private firms to construct these projects, the EEC will proceed as planned," External link

BangkokPost Monday, March 25, 2019 4:28:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "They must also attach importance to traffic jams during the construction of the projects in the capital," "They were asked to rush through the construction and return areas set aside for the construction as well as quickly withdraw the equipment in the spots where the work is completed in order to ease the burden for people in Bangkok" External link

BangkokPost Tuesday, March 19, 2019 4:15:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak told ( about Gen Prayut ) : "I am very confident Gen Prayut will [return to power] to continue the mission, and you [investors] will be able to participate in shaping Thailand's future," External link

BangkokPost Tuesday, March 5, 2019 2:04:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said ( about Gen Prayut ) : "Amid all the daydreams [of other parties' political campaigns], the government's achievements are real and concrete," "Thai people are not stupid. They saw what happened over time so I'm confident Gen Prayut will certainly make a comeback" External link

BangkokPost Tuesday, March 5, 2019 2:04:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "It will become a large economic zone on par with Silicon Valley and Tokyo Bay," External link

BangkokPost Friday, March 1, 2019 1:49:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "One thing Silicon Valley and Tokyo Bay don't have but the GBA will, is a geographic location close to Asean, which has huge growth potential," External link

BangkokPost Friday, March 1, 2019 1:49:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said ( about Hong Kong Macau ) : "Thailand aims to use Hong Kong as a gateway to the Greater Bay Area [GBA], while Hong Kong will use Thailand as a gateway to Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam," "The GBA is a significant portion of China's Belt and Road Initiative" External link

BangkokPost Thursday, February 28, 2019 5:01:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "We hope the next administration after the election continues our ongoing projects to drive the economy to gain more than 4.1% growth in 2019," "The government is trying to push forward the country's GDP with many investment policies before a new government takes over. If the new government keeps our policies, we believe the economy will grow more than 4.1%" External link

BangkokPost Tuesday, February 26, 2019 1:38:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "Once these five projects can be carried out by the next administration, they can build Thailand's economic competitiveness in this region," External link

BangkokPost Tuesday, February 26, 2019 1:38:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak told : "Thailand's economic fundamentals are stronger than other regional countries' and that is attracting foreign fund inflows," External link

4-traders Monday, February 25, 2019 12:59:00 PM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "The economy has grown more than 3% on a consecutive basis for several quarters," "The state agency should, for instance, advise on how to drive economic growth to reach 4-5% and give suggestions to the cabinet and all ministries on development projects that could be implemented or scrapped" External link

BangkokPost Friday, February 22, 2019 3:06:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "Japanese investors who own large production bases in Thailand are quite concerned that Thailand may lose competitiveness if the country delays applying for CPTPP membership," "Thailand may lag behind other competitors, especially Vietnam, which is considered Thailand's arch rival for attracting investment, if we delay the application for CPTPP membership" External link

BangkokPost Monday, February 18, 2019 2:42:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : “The governor understands the issue but the central bank cannot quickly bring the value of the baht down due to the many influencing factors,” External link

nationmultimedia Friday, February 15, 2019 4:11:00 PM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "The government's clear stance on the CPTPP and the RCEP will help boost trade and investment sentiment," "Despite the transition period before the next government is formed, continuous efforts by the current government to build up investor confidence are still a must" External link

vietnamplus-en Sunday, February 10, 2019 12:33:00 PM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "The government's clear stance on the CPTPP and the RCEP will help boost trade and investment sentiment," "Despite the transition period before the next government is formed, continuous efforts [by the current government] to build up investor confidence are still a must" External link

BangkokPost Saturday, February 9, 2019 3:11:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "State agencies that have investment projects must not shift to neutral gear. If they do, I by myself will change gear as several months are left before the new government will be set up, probably in May or June," External link

BangkokPost Friday, February 8, 2019 2:50:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "The ministry should revamp all working procedures to become one of Thailand's economic engines and keep up with rapid development," "Some laws and regulations that are barriers to business should be revised or overhauled to facilitate local companies, and it should coordinate with other state agencies" External link

BangkokPost Tuesday, February 5, 2019 2:45:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "InnoSpace Thailand should not develop without any direction, otherwise the project will be a waste of money," "The ministry's officials should be very enthusiastic because some tasks require coordination with other agencies" External link

BangkokPost Tuesday, February 5, 2019 2:45:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "I am quite confident that those significant policies will not at all get stalled, as they are instrumental in propelling Thai economic growth in the future," "No political party is likely to be a fool to interrupt their development" External link

BangkokPost Friday, February 1, 2019 1:49:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "I believe the general election will pave the way for Thailand 's stability in all dimensions, be it politics, economics, trade and investment, which can create more confidence among foreign investors," External link

BangkokPost Friday, February 1, 2019 1:49:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "The BAAC has an important mission to transform Thailand's agricultural sector so that the majority of farmers have sustainable incomes," "The BAAC should be above politics in every way" External link

BangkokPost Tuesday, January 29, 2019 2:43:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : “We will increase the role of the BoI in reducing inequality in the country and encourage investment in areas that address this issue instead of only focusing on the manufacturing industry,” External link

elevenmyanmar Thursday, January 10, 2019 6:59:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "The tourism industry has grown very fast in the past three years, contributing 18-19% to the GDP," "Tourism has the potential to become another engine to drive economic growth and narrow the income disparity" External link

BangkokPost Thursday, January 10, 2019 2:34:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak told : "there were many big projects in the petrochemical industry... and automotive groups that applied for (investment) promotion," External link

BangkokPost Wednesday, January 9, 2019 12:22:00 PM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "If political conflicts happen again, Thailand will definitely lag behind other members and may take longer to recover," "Even Thai investors will move out of Thailand to active competitors such as Vietnam and Malaysia, where there is relatively more efficient management" External link

BangkokPost Tuesday, January 8, 2019 1:46:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "The government will take 4-5 months to continue reforms in a bid to restructure the economy to focus more on local economic development and digital transformation among small and medium-sized enterprises and community business development, especially in the farm sector," External link

BangkokPost Tuesday, January 8, 2019 1:46:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "I am confident economic growth in the fourth quarter will grow by 3.5% because of recoveries in tourism, domestic consumption, private investment and exports. Infrastructure development worth a combined 2 trillion baht in 2019 will play a key role in boosting the economy," External link

BangkokPost Friday, December 28, 2018 2:56:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "The next step is to bring those small retail shops into the online platform and compete with modern trade, so this solution will upgrade retail shops across the country," External link

BangkokPost Friday, December 7, 2018 4:22:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "There's no need to tell you what [Thailand's] GDP growth digits will be," External link

BangkokPost Sunday, October 29, 2017 5:40:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "We have to move ahead with the reforms in order to achieve a better ranking next year, especially in weaker areas such as digital development and education, while the Thai private sector also needs to change its business model to become more digitised and use more artificial intelligence," External link

BangkokPost Thursday, September 28, 2017 5:29:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "The government's economic management in the past two years has started yielding fruit, as indicated by the country's economic growth of 3.7% in the second quarter this year, the fastest pace in more than four years," "The economic performance in the third quarter is believed to have fared better than in the second quarter, thanks to the government's accelerated expenditure, higher investment, growing exports and robust tourism" External link

BangkokPost Thursday, September 28, 2017 5:29:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "The state's integrated big data management system is critically needed for the government, as digital resources are a key component in the digital ecosystem, apart from hard infrastructure development," External link

BangkokPost Saturday, September 23, 2017 4:26:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "Big data is a digital resource -- soft infrastructure -- while data centres serve as hard infrastructure that is needed to closely co-develop the Thailand 4.0 development roadmap," External link

BangkokPost Saturday, September 23, 2017 4:26:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "I am confident that the NESDB and the BoT with adjust economic growth figures upward because of favourable factors, especially in the fourth quarter when figures will be higher," External link

BangkokPost Saturday, September 23, 2017 3:16:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "China has already started investing in a rail project to link southern China to Asean," External link

BangkokPost Wednesday, September 13, 2017 3:42:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "That will also help increase the number of consumers along the EWEC to over a billion people, including India and its neighbours, such as Bangladesh," External link

BangkokPost Wednesday, September 13, 2017 3:42:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "It would be great if Japan would invest in big data analytics and help train Thais to have the same expertise," External link

BangkokPost Wednesday, September 13, 2017 3:42:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "The government's policy doesn't mean to favour any countries," "The ultimate goal of the government's investment promotion policy is to ensure the balance of the development" External link

BangkokPost Monday, September 11, 2017 4:12:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "It's too early to say whether the government will turn back and cease the ongoing procedures," External link

BangkokPost Friday, September 1, 2017 4:34:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "The data we get from the study will also help us implement appropriate supporting measures if needed," External link

BangkokPost Tuesday, August 29, 2017 4:08:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "One of those strategic partners is China, and we aim to benefit more from its One Belt, One Road policy," External link

BangkokPost Tuesday, August 29, 2017 4:08:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "It is another big business group from Japan, with more than 500 companies to listen to more information that will pave the way to their new investment or business expansion, particularly in the EEC," External link

BangkokPost Tuesday, August 29, 2017 4:08:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "Previously I authorised GH Bank to join state agencies and private firms to build housing projects for low-income earners, but the initiative has yet to get off the ground," "The government is very ambitious to help those low-income earners, lower-middle class people as well as state officials who have just started working to have their own houses or empower them to at least rent the houses. So the public-private partnership scheme will be allowed in this ambitious plan" External link

BangkokPost Saturday, August 26, 2017 4:02:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "I'm pretty old now and I really need to help those low-income earners to have their own houses," "The cabinet is expected to approve the new measures to help low-income earners soon" External link

BangkokPost Saturday, August 26, 2017 4:02:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "The agricultural sector and services industry are key drivers that can boost Thailand's economy, [therefore] the government wants to push [investment] promotion to support locals in both sectors," External link

BangkokPost Friday, August 25, 2017 4:00:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "The Thai and Japanese governments will talk about cooperation to support SMEs, the Eastern Economic Corridor and the Thailand 4.0 policy, all of which will move Thailand forward," External link

BangkokPost Friday, August 25, 2017 4:00:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "Venture capital funds in Thailand don't dare to invest in the initial phase or provide seed money because there is a high investment risk. The majority of them will invest in startups that are already operating with a customer base and clear business model," External link

BangkokPost Tuesday, August 1, 2017 3:24:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : “Myanmar under the new government is more open to foreign investment, while the government itself is committed to improving and upgrading its domestic regulations and investment laws to facilitate private investment,” External link

dvb Monday, February 6, 2017 1:37:00 PM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "Geopolitical issues are now crucial, as the global focus is shifting to Asia," "We expect the US to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership to expedite the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) trade talks, for which China is key" External link

BangkokPost Saturday, December 10, 2016 5:26:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "The sectors French investors have shown their interest to conform with the government's policy to promote the 10 targeted clusters," "Thailand is also eager to ask French businesses to support Thailand in resuming the Thai-EU free trade agreement" External link

BangkokPost Friday, October 14, 2016 4:03:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "Foreign investors are waiting to snap up Thai shares, but Thais have released rumours to smash the share prices," "The SEC will be tasked with investigating the rumours," External link

BangkokPost Friday, October 14, 2016 4:03:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak told : "I will tell the SEC to investigate who spread the news and who caused stocks to fall. Foreigners are waiting to pick up stocks and Thais are selling them," External link

vietnamnet-en Thursday, October 13, 2016 2:12:00 PM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak told : “I will tell the SEC to investigate who spread the news and who caused stocks to fall. Foreigners are waiting to pick up stocks and Thais are selling them,” External link

in-cyprus Thursday, October 13, 2016 12:42:00 PM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak told : “I will tell the SEC to investigate who spread the news and who caused stocks to fall. Foreigners are waiting to pick up stocks and Thais are selling them,” External link

france24-en Thursday, October 13, 2016 12:25:00 PM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak told : "I will tell the SEC to investigate who spread the news and who caused stocks to fall. Foreigners are waiting to pick up stocks and Thais are selling them," External link

channelnewsasia Thursday, October 13, 2016 10:57:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak told : "I will tell the SEC to investigate who spread the news and who caused stocks to fall. Foreigners are waiting to pick up stocks and Thais are selling them," External link

thestar-my Thursday, October 13, 2016 9:32:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "Thailand, in particular, is geographically located in the centre of Asean," External link

BangkokPost Tuesday, October 11, 2016 2:57:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak told : "The economy is now moving forward from increasing foreign direct investment and a record-high number of tourists," External link

BangkokPost Monday, October 10, 2016 1:34:00 PM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak told : "Our economic fundamentals remain strong, and it [stock market] will be back up shortly," External link

BangkokPost Monday, October 10, 2016 1:34:00 PM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "The market capitalisation of the Thai stock market is concentrated in some sectors that are not in line with the government's new strategy, which focuses on innovation and is driven by startups," External link

BangkokPost Tuesday, October 4, 2016 2:53:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "The newly restructured BoI must serve new-generation industries, especially the 10 targeted industries, as Thailand needs a new working model to stimulate investment," External link

BangkokPost Thursday, September 22, 2016 3:19:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "Over the past few years we have focused a lot on attracting investors from China, Japan and Europe, bringing a lot of new investment to Thailand," "Now, we have to focus on nearby Asian countries that have strong potential, as well as business models and cultures that are similar to Thailand" External link

BangkokPost Thursday, September 22, 2016 3:19:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "Thailand needs to invite investors involved in several high technology sectors, including automotive, aviation and digital," External link

BangkokPost Thursday, September 22, 2016 3:19:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "Startups are new businesses not qualified to list on the stock market under current criteria. This issue is important and the SET should have a plan to help startups. They might create a new sector or bourse to serve these startups," External link

BangkokPost Friday, September 2, 2016 3:38:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "We are discussing how to create more infrastructure funds. The Finance Ministry is raising 100 billion baht [from the launch of Thailand Future Fund (TFF)], but it's certainly not enough. We need to raise sufficient funds to meet future infrastructure projects," External link

BangkokPost Friday, September 2, 2016 3:38:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "We're now accelerating every project. When approved by the cabinet, the projects will be implemented this year at high speed," External link

BangkokPost Tuesday, August 23, 2016 2:12:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak told : "Thailand has a good environment to attract new investment as the government has launched several projects to promote and stimulate investment. The recent acceptance of the new draft constitution will lend further support to the economy, signalling that Thailand is politically stable. This will boost confidence among investors," External link

BangkokPost Friday, August 19, 2016 4:34:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "I've already authorised the Tourism Authority of Thailand to evaluate the impact and propose plans to restore tourists' confidence," External link

BangkokPost Tuesday, August 16, 2016 2:50:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : “Some foreign institution forecast that Thailand will grow by 3% this year while the Chamber of Commerce expects 3.3%, but my job is to ‘beat the market’. It is like setting a target in the same way you catch the pokemon. I will catch it and beat the target,” External link

BangkokPost Thursday, August 11, 2016 2:28:00 PM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : “Thailand must create strength from within to be ready for future investments. It needs to sharpen its claws for the time being before going out on the global stage,” External link

BangkokPost Thursday, August 4, 2016 5:22:00 PM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "The development will focus on train stations, not all the areas along the rail tracks," External link

BangkokPost Tuesday, August 2, 2016 1:39:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "Motorists driving from Bangkok should not have to go to fast-food restaurants at the rest stops. This will not happen. New concepts must be adopted," External link

BangkokPost Tuesday, August 2, 2016 1:39:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "Within next week, I will follow up on the development of the plans. Within one month, the plans involving the four projects must be completed to be presented to the premier," External link

BangkokPost Saturday, July 16, 2016 6:21:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "The SME rehabilitation fund will be proposed to the cabinet for approval by the end of this month," External link

BangkokPost Saturday, July 16, 2016 3:14:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "The government has a duty to support them until they are strong enough to be able to seek borrowing from commercial banks," External link

BangkokPost Saturday, July 16, 2016 3:14:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said ( about Medium Enterprises ) : "We will set up a rescue centre to work closely with related agencies such as the Office of Small and Medium Enterprises Promotion," "It is essential to have close collaboration if we want to spend the fund effectively" External link

BangkokPost Saturday, July 16, 2016 3:14:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "Instead of the whole pact, talks should concentrate on targeted industries that Thailand and Japan mutually agree to underline for partnership," External link

BangkokPost Saturday, July 16, 2016 3:14:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "Competitiveness development has now been placed on Thailand's national agenda," "The government has implemented myriad policies to stimulate economic growth and tackle what are deemed obstacles for doing businesses. More importantly, the government and private sector have worked very closely to upgrade competitiveness" External link

BangkokPost Friday, July 15, 2016 3:12:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "This policy is aimed at helping the elderly to retain their incomes and reduce the burden on the government for assisting retirees, as they [currently] have no chance of being employed anywhere even though they are still capable of working efficiently," "In the future there will be policies for supporting the elderly to be able to keep earning incomes and not just wait for their 500 baht a month pensions from the government. It also has a social aspect as they will be able to stay [productive] in society as well," External link

BangkokPost Tuesday, July 5, 2016 2:17:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "For Japan, whose economy relies heavily on big corporations, when these companies start to slow down, the whole economy slows down as well," "So the private sector has to help these SMEs grow because when these SMEs are strong, the economy will also show strong growth as well" External link

BangkokPost Tuesday, July 5, 2016 2:17:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "If investors are well prepared, they will be empowered with a better competitive edge over rival countries like China and Vietnam once the world's economy is fully recovered," "More importantly, as domestic interest rates are relatively low, the private sector should invest its money" External link

BangkokPost Tuesday, June 21, 2016 3:18:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "Private investment now accounts for just 20% of the country's GDP, down sharply from 30% in the previous 19-20 years," "That decline of 10 percentage points amounts to 1.3 trillion baht of GDP, which is a large amount" External link

BangkokPost Tuesday, June 21, 2016 3:18:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "The important projects like the high-speed train for the Bangkok-Hua Hin and Bangkok-Rayong sections must proceed quickly," External link

BangkokPost Saturday, June 11, 2016 6:22:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "Projects are moving at a slow pace because there are many steps before they are launched and they are held back by regulations, which is why we are pushing PPP fast track," External link

BangkokPost Saturday, June 11, 2016 6:22:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "I think the infrastructure projects are going to get off the ground. Civil servants are now confident the government is paying serious attention to the matter, while private companies are prepared to join," External link

BangkokPost Saturday, June 11, 2016 6:22:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "State investment will help stimulate investment by the private sector," "The government expects to be able to open bids for three mass-transit routes in Bangkok, the Pink Line from Khae Rai to Min Buri, the Yellow Line from Lat Phrao to Samrong and the Orange Line connecting Thailand Cultural Centre with Min Buri, later this month. This will help boost foreign and local investor confidence" External link

BangkokPost Saturday, June 11, 2016 4:03:00 AM EAT



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Somkid Jatusripitak said : “Japan attaches importance to the connection with India,” External link

pattayamail Sunday, February 16, 2020 3:13:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said ( about Shinzo Abe ) : "Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced late last year US$3 billion in new initiatives on investment and loan programmes for Asean, while urging Japan's private sector and financial institutions to play greater roles in Asean infrastructure investment," External link

BangkokPost Saturday, February 15, 2020 3:10:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "We must offer tourism operators training courses to earn some income," "They can take short courses to gain knowledge and generate income" External link

BangkokPost Saturday, February 15, 2020 3:10:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "The government is very worried about job cuts," "We will help ease the situation and will do it quickly" External link

4-traders Friday, February 14, 2020 1:17:00 PM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "The country's economic growth in the fourth quarter last year may not have reached 2% as expected because of a troubled export sector hit by the continued trade war and a delay in the fiscal 2020 budget, while growth is unlikely to exceed 1% in the first quarter this year due to the coronavirus outbreak, which undermined tourism," "More stimulus measures are still needed" External link

BangkokPost Thursday, February 13, 2020 3:00:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "5G will be an engine that directly drives growth and transforms key sectors to increase their productivity and efficiency and enables them to roll out new revenue-seeking models," External link

BangkokPost Tuesday, January 28, 2020 3:47:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "Investors should not panic. Take it easy," "Do believe that our economic fundamentals are still good" External link

BangkokPost Monday, January 27, 2020 1:59:00 PM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "Both Thailand and India have high potential to increase collaboration, especially on the economic front," External link

BangkokPost Saturday, January 25, 2020 3:03:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "The government needs to accelerate investment by private and state-owned enterprises as fast as possible to boost the economy to help offset the sluggish world economy and delayed implementation of the fiscal 2020 budget," External link

BangkokPost Friday, January 24, 2020 3:15:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : “2020 – Year of Investment : Solution for Thailand” External link

pattayamail Friday, January 17, 2020 6:26:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : “2020 – Year of Investment : Solution for Thailand” External link

pattayamail Friday, January 17, 2020 4:53:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "The government is calling on the private sector to speed up its investment decisions and imports to help weaken the baht," "Just calling on the central bank to help rein in the baht doesn't work" External link

BangkokPost Thursday, January 16, 2020 3:40:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "The government wants to make the best progress on all SEZs," "And the new office will be a single unit that takes responsibility for the development" External link

BangkokPost Monday, January 13, 2020 5:20:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "On Monday, I met with the executives of the EEC Office, delivered policy guidance so that they can quickly get onto with their work to promote to foreign investors to invest in the EEC," External link

xinhuanet_en Tuesday, January 7, 2020 6:13:00 PM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "All five projects have to begin construction within 2020, especially for the U-tapao aviation city and the MRO centre," External link

BangkokPost Tuesday, January 7, 2020 3:28:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "A framework for smart cities should be determined by March," "The smart cities will be under public-private partnership contracts, similar to the five megaprojects" External link

BangkokPost Tuesday, January 7, 2020 3:28:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "The EEC Office is teaming up with the Public Works and Town and Country Planning departments to study smart city development in Chachoengsao," External link

BangkokPost Tuesday, January 7, 2020 3:28:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "Thailand is battling to become the digital innovation hub of Asean, competing with Vietnam, Malaysia and the Philippines, which all plan to launch commercial 5G services in 2020," External link

BangkokPost Thursday, November 21, 2019 6:34:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "I don't think the issue is something one should complain about. The most important thing is confidence. If we keep talking about it, as the late former prime minister MR Kukrit Pramoj put it, this will make good things look bad, which will have wide repercussions," External link

BangkokPost Tuesday, November 19, 2019 2:15:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "It does not mean that Thailand now is at risk of these issues, but it is an anticipation for the next 10 years," External link

BangkokPost Saturday, November 16, 2019 3:53:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : “The government expects domestic consumption will continue improving, as statistics have shown it started recovering in September,” External link

BangkokPost Wednesday, November 13, 2019 4:35:00 PM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "Hokkaido is well-suited to Thailand for a joint venture in the agriculture and agri-tourism industries," External link

BangkokPost Saturday, November 9, 2019 3:32:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "It will be the first free trade area which Hong Kong will have on a bilateral cooperation basis, and both sides agree to build the best and most extensive bilateral free trade area agreement," External link

BangkokPost Thursday, November 7, 2019 5:02:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "Welfare offered under the Pracha Rat scheme must be constantly developed. Accident insurance is on my mind -- what do the poor do if an accident happens and they lose income?" "Regarding the third phase of the Chim, Shop, Chai scheme, don't lose patience as we need to consider the scheme's purposes. The ministry wants to create domestic economic activity" External link

BangkokPost Thursday, October 31, 2019 3:38:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said ( about Hong Kong has ) : "In these difficult circumstances, I believe that everyone with inner justice will see the efforts made by the Chief Executive (of Hong Kong) to alleviate the problem in a sensible manner and in a peaceful manner," External link

elevenmyanmar Friday, October 25, 2019 1:40:00 PM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said ( about Hong Kong has ) : "In these difficult circumstances, I believe that everyone with inner justice will see the efforts made by the Chief Executive (of Hong Kong) to alleviate the problem in a sensible manner and in a peaceful manner," External link

ecns Friday, October 25, 2019 5:28:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said ( about Hong Kong has ) : "In these difficult circumstances, I believe that everyone with inner justice will see the efforts made by the Chief Executive (of Hong Kong) to alleviate the problem in a sensible manner and in a peaceful manner," External link

peopledaily Friday, October 25, 2019 4:24:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said ( about Hong Kong Macao ) : "Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay: New Horizon for China's Reform and Opening Up of One Country, Two Systems" External link

BangkokPost Friday, October 25, 2019 3:16:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "Thailand will always be a true friend and support Hong Kong, and I am confident the cooperation will benefit Asia," External link

BangkokPost Friday, October 25, 2019 3:16:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "The Thai government attaches great importance to 5G, and we hope to launch 5G first in Asean countries next year. Thailand wants to achieve industrial revitalization and intelligence in the 5G era. We hope to carry out more in-depth cooperation with Huawei," External link

BangkokPost Wednesday, October 23, 2019 4:05:00 PM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "The auction process should be accelerated, as Malaysia is wooing Huawei to invest in 5G technology there," "I already told the NBTC that pricing should not be the key reason to determine the winning bidder. What is more important is determining who is ready to develop 5G infrastructure in the country" External link

BangkokPost Wednesday, October 23, 2019 4:53:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : “Interest in this project is widespread and we were asked to extend the campaign,” External link

nationmultimedia Monday, September 30, 2019 10:57:00 PM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : “We are holding this event to forge collaboration between the private and public sectors to find ways to improve the quality of living and income of the country’s lower-income people,” External link

nationmultimedia Saturday, September 21, 2019 1:10:00 PM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : “For example, we could streamline the process of applying for use of electricity and reduce the waiting time down to one day. Also, we could move power lines underground to improve the efficiency of our power grid” External link

nationmultimedia Thursday, September 19, 2019 2:16:00 PM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : “If you are based in Thailand, it means that you have also invested in the Asia market. We are a hub; that is why we invest so much in infrastructure – to improve connectivity [with neighboring countries],” External link

hurriyetdailynews Saturday, September 14, 2019 9:55:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : “The EU is ready to negotiate with Thailand and they say we are their first priority as we now have an elected government,” “The negotiations should not take much time and apart from the FTA there is also interest in other bilateral agreements” External link

nationmultimedia Friday, September 13, 2019 1:52:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "Despite the export sector, which accounts for 70% of GDP, being suffocated by the ongoing trade row between the US and China, Thailand still has other sectors to buffer the economy such as agriculture, services and tourism," "One of the best solutions for Thailand is to stimulate the local economy. The government is planning a 'relocation package' of incentives to attract foreign companies looking to move production facilities from China" External link

BangkokPost Monday, September 9, 2019 3:36:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "The economic stimulus measures, an acceleration of government and state-owned enterprise investment and infrastructure projects will help the economy pick up in the fourth quarter," "Stimulus measures will also help drive economic growth this year to reach the targeted 3%" External link

BangkokPost Friday, September 6, 2019 3:18:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : “Toyota may want to maximise profits from previous investments before adjusting (its product lineup), but we have told them to make a swift decision because the new generation of Thai motorists prefers EVs to vehicles powered by combustion engines,” External link

nationmultimedia Thursday, September 5, 2019 12:24:00 PM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : “Many companies already use Thailand as a human resource development academy, especially in the Eastern Economic Corridor [EEC], such as Huawei Technologies Co and Google,” External link

BangkokPost Wednesday, September 4, 2019 3:46:00 PM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "Qatar's sovereign wealth fund has also shown interest in investing in Thai stocks, while the Thai government has proposed that Qatar ramp up its investment in Thailand as the gateway to Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam," External link

BangkokPost Saturday, August 31, 2019 3:15:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "This facility will benefit the Thai economy and connect with China's Belt and Road Initiative, which links to Europe through logistics routes in China," External link

BangkokPost Friday, August 30, 2019 3:01:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : “The MOU agreement includes commitments by both parties to establish cargo routes from U-tapao Airport to Zhengzhou Airport, which will act as a gateway to distribute Thai goods to Europe and greater China,” External link

nationmultimedia Thursday, August 29, 2019 11:10:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : “If we are able to successfully establish cargo routes between U-tapao Airport and Zhengzhou Airport, the cargo route can act as a gateway for Thai goods to be shipped to Europe and the rest of China,” External link

nationmultimedia Thursday, August 29, 2019 11:10:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak claimed : “We are confident that the EEC will make Thailand a key node of connectivity between China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and the rest of Southeast Asia,” External link

nationmultimedia Thursday, August 29, 2019 11:10:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "Foreign direct investment can beef up the economy," "The BoI should play a key role in pushing forward investment flows from companies amid the downturn of the global economy, so it must take action and respond quickly to the government's policies and directions" External link

BangkokPost Tuesday, August 27, 2019 3:46:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "Foreign direct investment can beef up the economy," "The BoI should play a key role to push forward investment flows from companies amid the downturn of the global economy, so it must take action and respond quickly to the government's policies and directions" External link

BangkokPost Friday, August 23, 2019 3:11:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "Big universities should set up branches in the EEC and work with private companies to develop more degree programmes and short-term training courses that can produce a workforce with skills and potential, as desired by the industrial sector," External link

BangkokPost Tuesday, August 20, 2019 2:30:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : “Big universities should set up branches in the EEC and work with private companies to develop more degree programmes and short-term training courses that can produce a workforce with skills and potential, as desired by the industrial sector,” External link

BangkokPost Monday, August 19, 2019 2:56:00 PM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "Further details will be concluded very soon by all relevant state agencies," External link

BangkokPost Friday, August 16, 2019 3:12:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "Fertiliser is a major cost for farmers," External link

BangkokPost Friday, August 16, 2019 3:12:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "This initiative of Japan and the US could help Thailand stay strong amid rising tensions from the US-China trade war," "We should benefit from this crisis by joining the strategy. The Industry Ministry should move quickly to invite foreign investors moving their operations from China" External link

BangkokPost Thursday, August 15, 2019 2:26:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "If Thailand moves slowly, we will be left behind," External link

BangkokPost Thursday, August 15, 2019 2:26:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : “The BOI need to facilitate and apply trade measures to attract investors to Thailand, especially a Bt10 billion fund to maximise our performance in competing for investments. That fund support will be Thailand’s strong point, even though the basic wage in Thailand is much higher than in Vietnam” External link

nationmultimedia Wednesday, August 14, 2019 9:59:00 PM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "Existing measures to promote foreign investment by the BoI are less competitive compared with those offered by other countries," External link

BangkokPost Monday, August 12, 2019 2:55:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "The new committee was established as a cooperation mechanism to tackle the ongoing uncertain global economy," "Mr Uttama himself has already said he has discussed with the central bank's governor how to work closer together to bring about maximum efficiency in economic management" External link

BangkokPost Saturday, August 10, 2019 3:36:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "It's time for economic agencies, the private sector, the administration parties and politicians to join hands because economic management in the remaining part of the year is not easy," External link

BangkokPost Saturday, August 10, 2019 3:36:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : “It is an ideal plan for these people, who are almost of the same age and have the same vision, to work together and discuss current financial problems,” External link

nationmultimedia Friday, August 9, 2019 2:56:00 PM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : “I have directed every agency that is related to the situation, such as the Finance ministry, to hold discussions with financial institutions, the Bank of Thailand, and the Stock Exchange of Thailand to ensure better economic management,” External link

nationmultimedia Friday, August 9, 2019 2:56:00 PM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "Economic agencies need to work together, while fiscal and monetary policy should bring about maximum efficiency in economic management," "Economic agencies should closely monitor global economic movement. This is no time to stress independence. It's time to work together" External link

BangkokPost Friday, August 9, 2019 3:19:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : “Economic agencies need to work together, while fiscal and monetary policy should bring about maximum efficiency in economic management,” “Economic agencies should closely monitor global economic movement. This is no time to stress independence. It’s time to work together” External link

BangkokPost Thursday, August 8, 2019 2:09:00 PM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "I reassured the JCC that despite the coalition government, the new government is committed to maintaining policies to develop infrastructure, the flagship EEC and Thailand 4.0 initiative, as well as human resource development," External link

BangkokPost Tuesday, August 6, 2019 3:02:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "I have suggested that cooperation between Thailand, Hong Kong and China should be in the form of a three-party committee as it will connect Thailand with Hong Kong and Guangdong. The meeting should also be participated by representatives from the private sector of the two countries," External link

nationmultimedia Wednesday, July 24, 2019 9:49:00 PM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "The world economy is sluggish and just the role of the government sector may not be enough to drive the economy," "The private sector will then play an important and equal role in helping the government overcome obstacles" External link

BangkokPost Saturday, July 20, 2019 3:13:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "I believe I can reach out to my brothers in different ministries. Although they are from different parties, we know each other, particularly Anutin Charnvirakul, who is deputy premier and public health minister," External link

BangkokPost Friday, July 12, 2019 3:46:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : “I have confidence we can manage the country’s economy under the coalition government to boost its growth to 3.5 per cent, after the World Bank revised down [its forecast for] Thailand’s economic growth from 3.8 per cent to [instead] 3.5 per cent in this year,” External link

nationmultimedia Thursday, July 11, 2019 10:15:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "I do hope that development of infrastructure projects will be continued and the coalition government is not an obstacle to the planned megaproject development because all parties have agreed that infrastructure projects play a significant role in the country's overall development and benefit all Thai people," External link

BangkokPost Friday, June 28, 2019 6:28:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "Forecast cuts by several parties come as no surprise because of the drastic impact of the global economic slowdown and the escalating trade war," External link

BangkokPost Friday, June 28, 2019 6:28:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "I do hope that development of infrastructure projects will be continued and the coalition government is not an obstacle to the planned megaproject development because all parties have agreed that infrastructure projects play a significant role in the country's overall development and benefit all Thai people," External link

BangkokPost Friday, June 28, 2019 2:51:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "Forecast cuts by several parties come as no surprise because of the drastic impact of the global economic slowdown and the escalating trade war," External link

BangkokPost Friday, June 28, 2019 2:51:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "It ( the growth rate revision ) is expected because ... the new government has not been officially formed. Besides, the trade war between China and the United States affects the world economy and thus slows down the Thai economy," "But I believe that from now on the Thai economy will gradually pick up because the new cabinet is about to take office and proceed with policies" External link

BangkokPost Thursday, June 27, 2019 11:18:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "The new government is committed to continuing the state welfare card scheme, while the Budget Bureau has already approved 100 billion baht to finance the scheme," External link

BangkokPost Thursday, June 27, 2019 4:04:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : “The Ministry of Industry must adjust itself clearly on how to be proactive, particularly in the agricultural industry for budgets and the workforce. Institutions under the ministry must seek the ways to join in with these efforts,” External link

nationmultimedia Thursday, June 20, 2019 10:23:00 PM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "The current anti-globalization trends, anti-free trade movements have jittered people around the world. Thailand is also affected," External link

nampa Thursday, June 13, 2019 7:55:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "He'll make a decision on the matter. He'll invite all concerned parties for policy talks, so he can make an informed decision on the formation of the next government that can help move the country forward," External link

BangkokPost Tuesday, June 11, 2019 3:32:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : “Since China’s central government has given the green light for the province to seek investment opportunity overseas, many large companies from Guangdong have visited Thailand,” External link

BangkokPost Monday, June 10, 2019 3:50:00 PM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "The GBA is a part of China's ambitious Belt and Road Initiative, and the Thai government is trying its best to create a business linkage between the GBA and the EEC," External link

BangkokPost Thursday, June 6, 2019 3:26:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "This will generate great benefits to both Thailand and China if Thailand can create production bases for the GBA," External link

BangkokPost Thursday, June 6, 2019 3:26:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : “Food, construction, furniture and garment products still have high potential,” “Japan and CLMV are also important export markets that can help cushion the impact of the ongoing trade row” External link

BangkokPost Friday, May 31, 2019 3:41:00 PM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "Thailand can beat Malaysia in the global competitiveness ranking in 5-10 years if both the public and private sector join hands to overcome obstacles and continue to stimulate investment," "More importantly, we need to have no political problems. We should not be careless, because other countries such as Indonesia are keen for development progress" External link

BangkokPost Thursday, May 30, 2019 6:01:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "Airbus and THAI have agreed to mutually seek the best solutions and we expect the two companies will sign a pact on the joint venture company within this month," External link

BangkokPost Friday, May 3, 2019 2:55:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "It will be forwarded to the Eastern Economic Corridor [EEC] policy committee on May 13, and later tabled for the cabinet meeting," External link

BangkokPost Tuesday, April 30, 2019 2:37:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "There was a rising trend in investments on stocks, real investment, the local economy and tourism up to two months before the general election," External link

BangkokPost Tuesday, April 23, 2019 5:57:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "During the transition period to the new government, we need to have the stimulus measures to prevent economic growth from slowing and to maintain momentum until the new government takes the helm," External link

BangkokPost Saturday, April 20, 2019 3:01:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak claimed : “This is part of the working process and can be done in parallel with the selling of auction envelopes without disrupting the auction process,” External link

nationmultimedia Thursday, April 4, 2019 6:41:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "Investors are expected to take a wait-and-see approach over the next three months while the new government is being formed," "The tourism industry will play a significant role in contributing to economic growth during the period" External link

BangkokPost Tuesday, April 2, 2019 4:35:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "Once the government can settle the bidding with private firms to construct these projects, the EEC will proceed as planned," External link

BangkokPost Monday, March 25, 2019 4:28:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "They must also attach importance to traffic jams during the construction of the projects in the capital," "They were asked to rush through the construction and return areas set aside for the construction as well as quickly withdraw the equipment in the spots where the work is completed in order to ease the burden for people in Bangkok" External link

BangkokPost Tuesday, March 19, 2019 4:15:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak told ( about Gen Prayut ) : "I am very confident Gen Prayut will [return to power] to continue the mission, and you [investors] will be able to participate in shaping Thailand's future," External link

BangkokPost Tuesday, March 5, 2019 2:04:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said ( about Gen Prayut ) : "Amid all the daydreams [of other parties' political campaigns], the government's achievements are real and concrete," "Thai people are not stupid. They saw what happened over time so I'm confident Gen Prayut will certainly make a comeback" External link

BangkokPost Tuesday, March 5, 2019 2:04:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "It will become a large economic zone on par with Silicon Valley and Tokyo Bay," External link

BangkokPost Friday, March 1, 2019 1:49:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "One thing Silicon Valley and Tokyo Bay don't have but the GBA will, is a geographic location close to Asean, which has huge growth potential," External link

BangkokPost Friday, March 1, 2019 1:49:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said ( about Hong Kong Macau ) : "Thailand aims to use Hong Kong as a gateway to the Greater Bay Area [GBA], while Hong Kong will use Thailand as a gateway to Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam," "The GBA is a significant portion of China's Belt and Road Initiative" External link

BangkokPost Thursday, February 28, 2019 5:01:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "We hope the next administration after the election continues our ongoing projects to drive the economy to gain more than 4.1% growth in 2019," "The government is trying to push forward the country's GDP with many investment policies before a new government takes over. If the new government keeps our policies, we believe the economy will grow more than 4.1%" External link

BangkokPost Tuesday, February 26, 2019 1:38:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "Once these five projects can be carried out by the next administration, they can build Thailand's economic competitiveness in this region," External link

BangkokPost Tuesday, February 26, 2019 1:38:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak told : "Thailand's economic fundamentals are stronger than other regional countries' and that is attracting foreign fund inflows," External link

4-traders Monday, February 25, 2019 12:59:00 PM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "The economy has grown more than 3% on a consecutive basis for several quarters," "The state agency should, for instance, advise on how to drive economic growth to reach 4-5% and give suggestions to the cabinet and all ministries on development projects that could be implemented or scrapped" External link

BangkokPost Friday, February 22, 2019 3:06:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "Japanese investors who own large production bases in Thailand are quite concerned that Thailand may lose competitiveness if the country delays applying for CPTPP membership," "Thailand may lag behind other competitors, especially Vietnam, which is considered Thailand's arch rival for attracting investment, if we delay the application for CPTPP membership" External link

BangkokPost Monday, February 18, 2019 2:42:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : “The governor understands the issue but the central bank cannot quickly bring the value of the baht down due to the many influencing factors,” External link

nationmultimedia Friday, February 15, 2019 4:11:00 PM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "The government's clear stance on the CPTPP and the RCEP will help boost trade and investment sentiment," "Despite the transition period before the next government is formed, continuous efforts by the current government to build up investor confidence are still a must" External link

vietnamplus-en Sunday, February 10, 2019 12:33:00 PM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "The government's clear stance on the CPTPP and the RCEP will help boost trade and investment sentiment," "Despite the transition period before the next government is formed, continuous efforts [by the current government] to build up investor confidence are still a must" External link

BangkokPost Saturday, February 9, 2019 3:11:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "State agencies that have investment projects must not shift to neutral gear. If they do, I by myself will change gear as several months are left before the new government will be set up, probably in May or June," External link

BangkokPost Friday, February 8, 2019 2:50:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "The ministry should revamp all working procedures to become one of Thailand's economic engines and keep up with rapid development," "Some laws and regulations that are barriers to business should be revised or overhauled to facilitate local companies, and it should coordinate with other state agencies" External link

BangkokPost Tuesday, February 5, 2019 2:45:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "InnoSpace Thailand should not develop without any direction, otherwise the project will be a waste of money," "The ministry's officials should be very enthusiastic because some tasks require coordination with other agencies" External link

BangkokPost Tuesday, February 5, 2019 2:45:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "I am quite confident that those significant policies will not at all get stalled, as they are instrumental in propelling Thai economic growth in the future," "No political party is likely to be a fool to interrupt their development" External link

BangkokPost Friday, February 1, 2019 1:49:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "I believe the general election will pave the way for Thailand 's stability in all dimensions, be it politics, economics, trade and investment, which can create more confidence among foreign investors," External link

BangkokPost Friday, February 1, 2019 1:49:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "The BAAC has an important mission to transform Thailand's agricultural sector so that the majority of farmers have sustainable incomes," "The BAAC should be above politics in every way" External link

BangkokPost Tuesday, January 29, 2019 2:43:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : “We will increase the role of the BoI in reducing inequality in the country and encourage investment in areas that address this issue instead of only focusing on the manufacturing industry,” External link

elevenmyanmar Thursday, January 10, 2019 6:59:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "The tourism industry has grown very fast in the past three years, contributing 18-19% to the GDP," "Tourism has the potential to become another engine to drive economic growth and narrow the income disparity" External link

BangkokPost Thursday, January 10, 2019 2:34:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak told : "there were many big projects in the petrochemical industry... and automotive groups that applied for (investment) promotion," External link

BangkokPost Wednesday, January 9, 2019 12:22:00 PM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "If political conflicts happen again, Thailand will definitely lag behind other members and may take longer to recover," "Even Thai investors will move out of Thailand to active competitors such as Vietnam and Malaysia, where there is relatively more efficient management" External link

BangkokPost Tuesday, January 8, 2019 1:46:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "The government will take 4-5 months to continue reforms in a bid to restructure the economy to focus more on local economic development and digital transformation among small and medium-sized enterprises and community business development, especially in the farm sector," External link

BangkokPost Tuesday, January 8, 2019 1:46:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "I am confident economic growth in the fourth quarter will grow by 3.5% because of recoveries in tourism, domestic consumption, private investment and exports. Infrastructure development worth a combined 2 trillion baht in 2019 will play a key role in boosting the economy," External link

BangkokPost Friday, December 28, 2018 2:56:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "The next step is to bring those small retail shops into the online platform and compete with modern trade, so this solution will upgrade retail shops across the country," External link

BangkokPost Friday, December 7, 2018 4:22:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "There's no need to tell you what [Thailand's] GDP growth digits will be," External link

BangkokPost Sunday, October 29, 2017 5:40:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "We have to move ahead with the reforms in order to achieve a better ranking next year, especially in weaker areas such as digital development and education, while the Thai private sector also needs to change its business model to become more digitised and use more artificial intelligence," External link

BangkokPost Thursday, September 28, 2017 5:29:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "The government's economic management in the past two years has started yielding fruit, as indicated by the country's economic growth of 3.7% in the second quarter this year, the fastest pace in more than four years," "The economic performance in the third quarter is believed to have fared better than in the second quarter, thanks to the government's accelerated expenditure, higher investment, growing exports and robust tourism" External link

BangkokPost Thursday, September 28, 2017 5:29:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "The state's integrated big data management system is critically needed for the government, as digital resources are a key component in the digital ecosystem, apart from hard infrastructure development," External link

BangkokPost Saturday, September 23, 2017 4:26:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "Big data is a digital resource -- soft infrastructure -- while data centres serve as hard infrastructure that is needed to closely co-develop the Thailand 4.0 development roadmap," External link

BangkokPost Saturday, September 23, 2017 4:26:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "I am confident that the NESDB and the BoT with adjust economic growth figures upward because of favourable factors, especially in the fourth quarter when figures will be higher," External link

BangkokPost Saturday, September 23, 2017 3:16:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "China has already started investing in a rail project to link southern China to Asean," External link

BangkokPost Wednesday, September 13, 2017 3:42:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "That will also help increase the number of consumers along the EWEC to over a billion people, including India and its neighbours, such as Bangladesh," External link

BangkokPost Wednesday, September 13, 2017 3:42:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "It would be great if Japan would invest in big data analytics and help train Thais to have the same expertise," External link

BangkokPost Wednesday, September 13, 2017 3:42:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "The government's policy doesn't mean to favour any countries," "The ultimate goal of the government's investment promotion policy is to ensure the balance of the development" External link

BangkokPost Monday, September 11, 2017 4:12:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "It's too early to say whether the government will turn back and cease the ongoing procedures," External link

BangkokPost Friday, September 1, 2017 4:34:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "The data we get from the study will also help us implement appropriate supporting measures if needed," External link

BangkokPost Tuesday, August 29, 2017 4:08:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "One of those strategic partners is China, and we aim to benefit more from its One Belt, One Road policy," External link

BangkokPost Tuesday, August 29, 2017 4:08:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "It is another big business group from Japan, with more than 500 companies to listen to more information that will pave the way to their new investment or business expansion, particularly in the EEC," External link

BangkokPost Tuesday, August 29, 2017 4:08:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "Previously I authorised GH Bank to join state agencies and private firms to build housing projects for low-income earners, but the initiative has yet to get off the ground," "The government is very ambitious to help those low-income earners, lower-middle class people as well as state officials who have just started working to have their own houses or empower them to at least rent the houses. So the public-private partnership scheme will be allowed in this ambitious plan" External link

BangkokPost Saturday, August 26, 2017 4:02:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "I'm pretty old now and I really need to help those low-income earners to have their own houses," "The cabinet is expected to approve the new measures to help low-income earners soon" External link

BangkokPost Saturday, August 26, 2017 4:02:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "The agricultural sector and services industry are key drivers that can boost Thailand's economy, [therefore] the government wants to push [investment] promotion to support locals in both sectors," External link

BangkokPost Friday, August 25, 2017 4:00:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "The Thai and Japanese governments will talk about cooperation to support SMEs, the Eastern Economic Corridor and the Thailand 4.0 policy, all of which will move Thailand forward," External link

BangkokPost Friday, August 25, 2017 4:00:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "Venture capital funds in Thailand don't dare to invest in the initial phase or provide seed money because there is a high investment risk. The majority of them will invest in startups that are already operating with a customer base and clear business model," External link

BangkokPost Tuesday, August 1, 2017 3:24:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : “Myanmar under the new government is more open to foreign investment, while the government itself is committed to improving and upgrading its domestic regulations and investment laws to facilitate private investment,” External link

dvb Monday, February 6, 2017 1:37:00 PM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "Geopolitical issues are now crucial, as the global focus is shifting to Asia," "We expect the US to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership to expedite the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) trade talks, for which China is key" External link

BangkokPost Saturday, December 10, 2016 5:26:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "The sectors French investors have shown their interest to conform with the government's policy to promote the 10 targeted clusters," "Thailand is also eager to ask French businesses to support Thailand in resuming the Thai-EU free trade agreement" External link

BangkokPost Friday, October 14, 2016 4:03:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "Foreign investors are waiting to snap up Thai shares, but Thais have released rumours to smash the share prices," "The SEC will be tasked with investigating the rumours," External link

BangkokPost Friday, October 14, 2016 4:03:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak told : "I will tell the SEC to investigate who spread the news and who caused stocks to fall. Foreigners are waiting to pick up stocks and Thais are selling them," External link

vietnamnet-en Thursday, October 13, 2016 2:12:00 PM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak told : “I will tell the SEC to investigate who spread the news and who caused stocks to fall. Foreigners are waiting to pick up stocks and Thais are selling them,” External link

in-cyprus Thursday, October 13, 2016 12:42:00 PM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak told : “I will tell the SEC to investigate who spread the news and who caused stocks to fall. Foreigners are waiting to pick up stocks and Thais are selling them,” External link

france24-en Thursday, October 13, 2016 12:25:00 PM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak told : "I will tell the SEC to investigate who spread the news and who caused stocks to fall. Foreigners are waiting to pick up stocks and Thais are selling them," External link

channelnewsasia Thursday, October 13, 2016 10:57:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak told : "I will tell the SEC to investigate who spread the news and who caused stocks to fall. Foreigners are waiting to pick up stocks and Thais are selling them," External link

thestar-my Thursday, October 13, 2016 9:32:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "Thailand, in particular, is geographically located in the centre of Asean," External link

BangkokPost Tuesday, October 11, 2016 2:57:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak told : "The economy is now moving forward from increasing foreign direct investment and a record-high number of tourists," External link

BangkokPost Monday, October 10, 2016 1:34:00 PM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak told : "Our economic fundamentals remain strong, and it [stock market] will be back up shortly," External link

BangkokPost Monday, October 10, 2016 1:34:00 PM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "The market capitalisation of the Thai stock market is concentrated in some sectors that are not in line with the government's new strategy, which focuses on innovation and is driven by startups," External link

BangkokPost Tuesday, October 4, 2016 2:53:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "The newly restructured BoI must serve new-generation industries, especially the 10 targeted industries, as Thailand needs a new working model to stimulate investment," External link

BangkokPost Thursday, September 22, 2016 3:19:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "Over the past few years we have focused a lot on attracting investors from China, Japan and Europe, bringing a lot of new investment to Thailand," "Now, we have to focus on nearby Asian countries that have strong potential, as well as business models and cultures that are similar to Thailand" External link

BangkokPost Thursday, September 22, 2016 3:19:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "Thailand needs to invite investors involved in several high technology sectors, including automotive, aviation and digital," External link

BangkokPost Thursday, September 22, 2016 3:19:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "Startups are new businesses not qualified to list on the stock market under current criteria. This issue is important and the SET should have a plan to help startups. They might create a new sector or bourse to serve these startups," External link

BangkokPost Friday, September 2, 2016 3:38:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "We are discussing how to create more infrastructure funds. The Finance Ministry is raising 100 billion baht [from the launch of Thailand Future Fund (TFF)], but it's certainly not enough. We need to raise sufficient funds to meet future infrastructure projects," External link

BangkokPost Friday, September 2, 2016 3:38:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "We're now accelerating every project. When approved by the cabinet, the projects will be implemented this year at high speed," External link

BangkokPost Tuesday, August 23, 2016 2:12:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak told : "Thailand has a good environment to attract new investment as the government has launched several projects to promote and stimulate investment. The recent acceptance of the new draft constitution will lend further support to the economy, signalling that Thailand is politically stable. This will boost confidence among investors," External link

BangkokPost Friday, August 19, 2016 4:34:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "I've already authorised the Tourism Authority of Thailand to evaluate the impact and propose plans to restore tourists' confidence," External link

BangkokPost Tuesday, August 16, 2016 2:50:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : “Some foreign institution forecast that Thailand will grow by 3% this year while the Chamber of Commerce expects 3.3%, but my job is to ‘beat the market’. It is like setting a target in the same way you catch the pokemon. I will catch it and beat the target,” External link

BangkokPost Thursday, August 11, 2016 2:28:00 PM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : “Thailand must create strength from within to be ready for future investments. It needs to sharpen its claws for the time being before going out on the global stage,” External link

BangkokPost Thursday, August 4, 2016 5:22:00 PM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "The development will focus on train stations, not all the areas along the rail tracks," External link

BangkokPost Tuesday, August 2, 2016 1:39:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "Motorists driving from Bangkok should not have to go to fast-food restaurants at the rest stops. This will not happen. New concepts must be adopted," External link

BangkokPost Tuesday, August 2, 2016 1:39:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "Within next week, I will follow up on the development of the plans. Within one month, the plans involving the four projects must be completed to be presented to the premier," External link

BangkokPost Saturday, July 16, 2016 6:21:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "The SME rehabilitation fund will be proposed to the cabinet for approval by the end of this month," External link

BangkokPost Saturday, July 16, 2016 3:14:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "The government has a duty to support them until they are strong enough to be able to seek borrowing from commercial banks," External link

BangkokPost Saturday, July 16, 2016 3:14:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said ( about Medium Enterprises ) : "We will set up a rescue centre to work closely with related agencies such as the Office of Small and Medium Enterprises Promotion," "It is essential to have close collaboration if we want to spend the fund effectively" External link

BangkokPost Saturday, July 16, 2016 3:14:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "Instead of the whole pact, talks should concentrate on targeted industries that Thailand and Japan mutually agree to underline for partnership," External link

BangkokPost Saturday, July 16, 2016 3:14:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "Competitiveness development has now been placed on Thailand's national agenda," "The government has implemented myriad policies to stimulate economic growth and tackle what are deemed obstacles for doing businesses. More importantly, the government and private sector have worked very closely to upgrade competitiveness" External link

BangkokPost Friday, July 15, 2016 3:12:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "This policy is aimed at helping the elderly to retain their incomes and reduce the burden on the government for assisting retirees, as they [currently] have no chance of being employed anywhere even though they are still capable of working efficiently," "In the future there will be policies for supporting the elderly to be able to keep earning incomes and not just wait for their 500 baht a month pensions from the government. It also has a social aspect as they will be able to stay [productive] in society as well," External link

BangkokPost Tuesday, July 5, 2016 2:17:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "For Japan, whose economy relies heavily on big corporations, when these companies start to slow down, the whole economy slows down as well," "So the private sector has to help these SMEs grow because when these SMEs are strong, the economy will also show strong growth as well" External link

BangkokPost Tuesday, July 5, 2016 2:17:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "If investors are well prepared, they will be empowered with a better competitive edge over rival countries like China and Vietnam once the world's economy is fully recovered," "More importantly, as domestic interest rates are relatively low, the private sector should invest its money" External link

BangkokPost Tuesday, June 21, 2016 3:18:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "Private investment now accounts for just 20% of the country's GDP, down sharply from 30% in the previous 19-20 years," "That decline of 10 percentage points amounts to 1.3 trillion baht of GDP, which is a large amount" External link

BangkokPost Tuesday, June 21, 2016 3:18:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "The important projects like the high-speed train for the Bangkok-Hua Hin and Bangkok-Rayong sections must proceed quickly," External link

BangkokPost Saturday, June 11, 2016 6:22:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "Projects are moving at a slow pace because there are many steps before they are launched and they are held back by regulations, which is why we are pushing PPP fast track," External link

BangkokPost Saturday, June 11, 2016 6:22:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "I think the infrastructure projects are going to get off the ground. Civil servants are now confident the government is paying serious attention to the matter, while private companies are prepared to join," External link

BangkokPost Saturday, June 11, 2016 6:22:00 AM EAT

Somkid Jatusripitak said : "State investment will help stimulate investment by the private sector," "The government expects to be able to open bids for three mass-transit routes in Bangkok, the Pink Line from Khae Rai to Min Buri, the Yellow Line from Lat Phrao to Samrong and the Orange Line connecting Thailand Cultural Centre with Min Buri, later this month. This will help boost foreign and local investor confidence" External link

BangkokPost Saturday, June 11, 2016 4:03:00 AM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
deputy prime minister33.33%EN02/03/201703/02/2017
minister10.00%EN02/03/201703/02/2017
prime minister6.67%EN02/03/201703/02/2017
deputy13.33%EN10/13/201613/10/2016
former deputy prime minister10.00%EN08/24/200724/08/2007
deputy premier3.33%EN02/28/200728/02/2007
premier6.67%NL10/03/200603/10/2006
premier ministre3.33%FR04/05/200605/04/2006
thai deputy prime minister13.33%EN12/26/200526/12/2005
Names Lang Count
Somkid JatusripitakEN86.64%
Somkid JatusripitakES5.21%
Somkid JatusripitakEU5.21%
Somkid JatusripitakFR2.61%
Somkid JatusripitakSA0.33%
สมคิด จาตุศรีพิทักษ์TH0.00%
Somkid JutusripitakEN0.00%
Somkid JatsuripitakNL0.00%


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