Cabinet exodus shakes faith in EEC

The recent resignations of economic tsar Somkid Jatusripitak, the former deputy prime minister, and four economic ministers including former Finance Minister Uttama Savanayana, have ignited concerns about planned big-ticket infrastructure development projects such as the government’s flagship Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC).

The Bangkok Post sat down for an exclusive interview with Luxmon Attapich, the deputy secretary-general of the EEC Office for investment and international affairs, about EEC prospects after the exit of those key economic ministers.

Is there any impact to the EEC development project if the government changes the ministers who oversee the policy?

I am quite confident that this or the next government will continue the EEC development because the project plays a significant role in increasing Thailand’s competitiveness and driving economic growth in the long run.

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