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Budget bill ready for King's approval after nod from Senate

By THE NATION

 

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The Senate approved the national budget bill for fiscal year 2021 after a six-hour debate in Parliament on Monday.

 

The meeting was chaired by Suphachai Somcharoen, deputy speaker of the Senate.

 

The draft set the budget for the next fiscal year at around Bt3.285 trillion. Several senators debated the budget allocations for several ministries and departments, including the budget earmarked to buy Covid-19 vaccine when it becomes available. None of the senators commented on the budget allocation for the Ministry of Defence.

 

Of the 224 senators present in the upper house, 218 voted in favour, no one voted against and six abstained.

 

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Energy Supattanapong Punmeechaow, as the government’s representative, thanked the senators for approving the bill, and pledged to use the budget efficiently and in a transparent manner for the sake of all people.

 

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha will submit the bill within 20 days for endorsement by HM the King after which it will be announced in the Royal Gazette.

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30394918

 

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Excellent achievement by Khun Prayut Chan O Cha to get the bill passed.

3.285 Trillion will go a long way to helping the economy being given a kick start with job creation, new infrastructure, rail projects, roads, bridges and many other construction projects.

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6 hours ago, steven100 said:

Excellent achievement by Khun Prayut Chan O Cha to get the bill passed.

3.285 Trillion will go a long way to helping the economy being given a kick start with job creation, new infrastructure, rail projects, roads, bridges and many other construction projects.

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Yes, a real achievement getting his own hand-picked senators to agree. The only debate would have been interested parties fighting each other for their share.

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