Capital inflows and baht appreciation, the impact of climate change, and challenges posed by the Asean Economic Community are three of the government's top concerns, Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said yesterday.
Speaking at an annual address at the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Thailand yesterday, Ms Yingluck said the government needs to make sure that foreign investment are real investments which meant capital flows and the strengthening baht had to be closely monitored.
Another concern is the impact of climate change reflected in ever increasing natural disasters such as the great flood in 2011 and this year's drought. Her government, she said, needs to invest in water resource management schemes to cope with these climate-triggered disasters which have a huge impact on agriculture.
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