In a pivotal gathering at the Government House, Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin rallied his cabinet members to exercise fiscal prudence and address pressing public concerns promptly. The meeting, which followed the Prime Minister’s early-morning visit to sacred shrines within the government complex, drew participation from his cabinet colleagues.
During this critical assembly, the Prime Minister underscored the imperative of swiftly resolving urgent public issues, particularly those devoid of legal entanglements. He called upon ministers to execute their duties transparently and data-driven, emphasizing the importance of unity within the diverse coalition.
Addressing the media following the meeting, Prime Minister Thavisin revealed that no formal resolutions were adopted during this inaugural gathering. However, discussions encompassed vital matters concerning government policies.
On the matter of the Pheu Thai Party’s pledge to institute a 20-baht metro fare in Bangkok, a proposal not included in the government’s forthcoming policy declarations to parliament, the Prime Minister elucidated. He explained that the government’s policy purview extends beyond metro fares, encompassing all modes of transportation, such as water, air, road, and rail. The government’s role includes overseeing metro line interconnectivity and the introduction of universal ticketing systems. Consequently, fare structures and potential compensation mechanisms will warrant comprehensive review.
Prime Minister Thavisin is scheduled to embark on a weekend excursion to the northeastern provinces of Khon Kaen, Udon Thani, and Nong Khai. Expressing awareness of various challenges facing the general populace, including the effects of El Nino on the region’s climate, he intends to engage with local farmers during his visit to gain valuable insights into their concerns.