Speaking to the press after the Cabinet meeting yesterday (Oct 12), Ms Ratchada explained that the Cabinet had agreed to hold inspection visits to Koh Samui and Phuket on the days in order to check the readiness for opening the destinations to long-stay tourists arriving on a Special Tourist Visa (STV), reported Post Today.
Ms Ratchada marked that the Cabinet meeting in Phuket will be held on Nov 3.
The inspection will have four main purposes:
- To support the tourism industry during the COVID-19 crisis and to check the readiness for welcoming long-stay tourists arriving on Special Tourist Visa (STV) in the two provinces.
- To develop tourist attractions and promote agricultural products from Andaman coastal provinces.
- For Deputy Prime Minister Jurin Laksanawisit to collect information and follow up on the work of provincial governments in the Andaman coastal provinces.
- For Pailin Chuchottaworn, chairman of the Economic Measures Committee under The Centre for Economic Situation Administration (CESA), to follow up on the current situation and measures implemented to stimulate the economy.
Ms Ratchada added that Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha had ordered the delegation of ministers to stay at different hotels during their visits in order to stimulate the local economy.