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Prayut clears multi-billion spending plan as election nears

Thanakorn says Gen Prayut may order the dissolution on March 20

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha is seen with his right hand in a sling, after chairing a weekly cabinet meeting at Government House on March 7, 2023. (Photo: Chanat Katanyu)

The cabinet approved a raft of proposals in what’s likely to be its last meeting before Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha dissolves parliament to pave way for a general election.

A marathon meeting chaired by Gen Prayut on Tuesday endorsed the allocation of money for various ministries under the 3.35-trillion-baht (US$97 billion) budget for fiscal year 2024 starting Oct 1, a 24-billion-baht expressway project, and investments worth 62 billion baht by state-owned…

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