Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha has called on operators of small and medium-sized enterprises to start their own investments instead of just waiting for foreign investments.
In order to make the country stronger economically, he said that Thailand cannot just wait for foreign investments to pour into the country but the Thai private sector, SMEs in particular, must develop themselves and make their own investments.
However, the prime minister admitted that he felt disappointed that many SME operators were reluctant to make new investments. He said he wondered how the country could move forward if the private sector didn’t see the importance of investing despite the fact that the country has the potentials to develop and to prosper.
He insisted that the government would do its part to take care of what it could, but noted that the private sector must do its part too.
Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)