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14 Oct, 2014

Thailand to push for practical sufficiency economy in rural development

BANGKOK, 12 Ict 2014, (NNT) – The Thai Government is preparing to initially implement His Majesty the King’s sufficiency economy philosophy in 18,000 villages nationwide, as part of its plan to develop the livelihood of the citizens.

According to Prime Minister’s Office Deputy Spokesperson Lt. Gen. Sansern Kaewkamnerd, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha will today meet with the cabinet discussing the strategy to integrate the king’s sufficiency economy philosophy into the government’s four-year rural development plan.

Representatives from the Pidthonglanphra Foundation, Rakkaew Foundation, Army Commander General Udomdej Seetabutr, and related governmental units are to attend the meeting.

The 8.7 billion baht plan includes the development of the agricultural sector and rural areas in 18,594 villages, which accounts for 25% of villages in the Kingdom, and 6 other development projects related to education, business, foreign affairs, public relations, security, and administration.