He said this was necessary for building a sustainable economy for Thailand.
The ceremony was held on Sunday at Bangkok’s BITEC Convention Centre.
Srettha said there were many positive aspects to the Thai economy, especially post-election, but it was also necessary to take collective responsibility to contribute to its improvement.
As for the controversial digital wallet scheme, he said that though opinions are varied, the 10,000-baht digital handout was crucial to addressing the ongoing crisis.
Referring to the GDP of other ASEAN nations, such as Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines, Srettha said their economic expansion figures were far higher than Thailand’s lower than 2% growth in the past nine years.
Despite these challenges, though, he expressed confidence in Thailand’s potential to achieve similar results.
He added that the government has over the past…