Finance minister has four main tasks
Arkhom focused on key pain points
Newly appointed Finance Minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisith is prioritising four criteria to manage the economy and admits there is a possibility the government will seek more loans given waning domestic and external demand.
The four criteria are financial liquidity, consumer purchasing power, tourism business assistance and expediting fiscal budget disbursement.
These criteria are urgent matters that need to be addressed, said Mr Arkhom.
His Majesty the King endorsed the appointment of Arkhom Termpittayapaisith as the new finance minister on Oct 5, ending the month-long vacancy created by the sudden resignation of Predee Daochai.
The former National and Economic and Social Development Council (NESDC) secretary-general is a familiar face in government.
He was previously transport minister for the post-coup