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Kittiratt: Delays would hurt economy

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Any delays in the government’s planned investment in infrastructure development megaprojects could derail economic expansion, Finance Minister Kittiratt Na-Ranong said on Wednesday. 

Mr Kittiratt, the deputy prime minister for economic affairs, said the economy could continue to grow in the second half of the year on the back of a good investment climate, rising tourism income and increasing private investment.

The government has plans to oversee the overall economic outlook, including adjusting economic balance by turning from a reliance on exports to increasing domestic purchasing power, increasing government investment and raising the daily minimum wage for workers, he said.

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