Thailand should be transformed from a production-based economy to a trade-based one, the better to cope with the global economic crisis, says former finance minister MR Pridiyathorn Devakula.
MR Pridiyathorn (left) shares a laugh with Mr Vichit (right) and Narongchai Akrasanee, a member of the central bank’s Monetary Policy Committee, at yesterday’s forum. WISIT THAMNGERN
"The government should not hesitate to push forward the Southern Seaboard project, especially the Pak Bara deep-sea port. The project is important because the demand for shipment is now over capacity for the Laem Chabang port to handle," MR Pridiyathorn said yesterday at a forum on the global economic crisis.
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