Thai PM defends plan to spend one hundred million baht on New Year’s Eve celebrities

ติดตั้งโซล่าเซลล์Huawei is standing firm amid fierce criticism of a plan to spend 100 million baht on 2 world singing stars for New Year’s Eve festivities in Phuket. Prayut Chan-o-cha has defended the government’s plan to spend around US$3 million dollars to secure Italian tenor, Andrea Bocelli, and Lalisa “Lisa” Manobal, from the K-pop band, Blackpink. The Bangkok Post reports that both stars are anticipated to perform at New Year’s Eve shows on the southern island of Phuket.
The plan has come underneath attack for the massive cost involved, with critics stating that the money ought to be spent on supporting the small businesses struggling to survive monetary devastation attributable to the pandemic. However, authorities spokesman Thanakorn Wangboonkongchana says separate funds have been set aside for such rehabilitation and to fund financial revival. The costs of hiring the New Year’s Eve performers are a part of the tourism promotional budget, which he says is a vital part of Thailand’s imminent re-opening.
According to the Bangkok Post report, Tourism Minister Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn says the New Year’s Eve proposal will be mentioned at a cellular cabinet meeting within the southern province of Krabi on November 16. It’s understood draft contracts should be out there for his ministry to review by the top of the month. He has defended the plan to deliver both superstars to Thailand, insisting it has economic value and that many of the value might be coated by personal sector sponsorship.
In associated news, the CCSA has disregarded issues that the continued Covid-19 scenario may delay the country’s re-opening. Assistant spokesperson Apisamai Srirungson says the federal government is placing contingency plans in place to make sure Thailand’s re-opening is a hit.
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