The Prime Minister admits to being shocked that GDP in the 3rd quarter was less than 2%, pointing out that there are many factors troubling him. He asks not to worry and hasten to stimulate the economy in the 4th quarter because there is still half time left. He refuses to answer with a digital wallet. It has an effect on the economy because you answered it and didn’t repeat it.
at the Ministry of Finance Before attending a meeting with relevant agencies, Mr. Settha Thavisin, Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Mentioning the numbers that the National Economic and Social Development Council announced that economic GDP in the third quarter was 2 percent lower than the estimate. The Prime Minister said It’s as the news reported. The media already knows how much lower it is. Because I already know the numbers. I admit that I am very worried.
At the same time, he asked the Secretary-General of the National Council of Thailand. that the number is lower than estimated The figure came out to be 1.5 percent in the third quarter, with the NESDB’s secretary-general saying he was shocked by the figure. Because the reality is that you must see the number 2. It is believed that there may be many factors that cause GDP to decrease. Both spending and investment in factories that cannot produce at full capacity Which everything turned out to be much worse than expected.
As for the said numbers Will this affect the first quarter of next year or not? The Prime Minister revealed that Don’t think that far. Because the 4th quarter is still half way through. We must try to make the numbers better.
Will it affect the digital wallet project or not? The Prime Minister revealed that This matter has been talked about a lot. And I already know what the next step will be. Including the numbers clearly indicate Therefore, I would like to not express my opinion. or talk about this Please let it be the responsibility of the relevant agencies. Ready to emphasize his own clear position. That is, it must be critical and necessary.
For traveling to the Ministry of Finance today There were many meetings. Regarding the matter that has been announced, it is about debt. Around the end of this month Or at the beginning of next month there will be a statement regarding debt. Therefore, we must discuss whether there are any groups that lack care.