Mr. Man Pattanothai, Deputy Minister of Finance, who looks after the Treasury Department said that there was a need to hasten the Phuket International Conference Centre construction, worth 1.6 billion baht (previous reports said 2.6 billion baht). The Finance Minister, Korn Jatikawanich, had reiterated to the department to follow up on this since it takes a lot of money in the construction. Consequently, every sector had to be careful but had to sign the construction contract by this year. He said that if the contract could not be signed within this year, there would NOT be a budget for the construction.
Korn said that the investment in the center construction was good for
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