A national development strategic plan has been conducted to accelerate Thailand's economic growth by at least 1.5 percentage points a year from the 4.5% average, said Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Kittiratt Na-Ranong.
The country's gross domestic product averaged 4.5% in the past decade. Without a strategic plan to support development, growth will be stuck at this level, Mr Kittiratt said.
Speaking at the government's seminar on the country strategic plan and fiscal expenditure in 2014, the deputy prime minister said the 2-trillion-baht investment would be spent during 2013-2020 to develop infrastructure.
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