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Cabinet to visit Phuket

PHUKET: Members of the Cabinet are scheduled to visit Phuket and Surat Thani on Nov 2-3, government deputy spokesperson Ratchada Thanadirek has announced.

By The Phuket News

Tuesday 13 October 2020, 12:19PM

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and his Cabinet are scheduled to visit Phuket on Nov 3. Photo: Post Today

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and his Cabinet are scheduled to visit Phuket on Nov 3. Photo: Post Today

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: 

  1. 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. 
  2. To develop tourist attractions and promote agricultural products from Andaman coastal provinces. 
  3. For Deputy Prime Minister Jurin Laksanawisit to collect information and follow up on the work of provincial governments in the Andaman coastal provinces.
  4. 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.

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Jor12 | 14 October 2020 - 16:21:15

k...like I said, with your wealth of knowledge as part of the administration you should be taking remedial action. 

Kurt | 14 October 2020 - 08:00:28

No problem J-12 you don't know it. I know it. Actually you could analyses yourself. The government is busy with hip-hopping, change date from 25 to 15, change duration Quarantine periods daily in thinking. Comes up with STV and VIP Elite card thinking to fork money in. Many Departments different thinking. Impossible any directives going out to Thai Embassies abroad this moment.

Jor12 | 14 October 2020 - 07:39:17

"Thai Officials abroad have not yet received solid long term reliable guidelines." Don't now he knows this, so K should be taking steps to remedy that.

goldwing | 14 October 2020 - 05:34:44

Thaiger reported that no one in Guangzhou had applied for the STV, no surpise there.

Bdawg467 | 13 October 2020 - 16:07:29

Well....just wait a few minutes and this plan will surely change.  There probably aren't any hotels worthy of them to stay in that are open.  

Kurt | 13 October 2020 - 14:29:39

Well, Ministers usually stay in high rating hotels. Which hotels are that on Phuket? Are there enough open/operational for the many Cabinet Ministers to be spread as Mr Prayut has ordered? By the way, that new STV stuff is abroad still mostly unknown.Thai Officials abroad have not yet received solid long term reliable guidelines tourist can trust.

DeKaaskopp | 13 October 2020 - 13:32:58

I hope they will test them all for Covid before departing to Phuket. Otherwise K. would be fuming !


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