Superboard to run state enterprises

A 17-member superboard has been appointed to supervise the operation of state enterprises to ensure efficiency, unity and encourage private sector investment in government enterprises.

The State Enterprises Policy Commission was created on Thursday night by the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO). 

Its members are drawn from government agencies and the private sector, along with three members from the NCPO.

NCPO chief Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha heads the superboard along with NCPO deputy and chief of economic affairs Gen Prajin Juntong, and his deputy.

Other members from government agencies are the permanent secretaries of the defence, finance, transportation, energy and interior ministries, the secretary-general of Office of the Council of State, the Office of the National Economic and Social Development Board and the director of the State Enterprise Policy Office.

Independent commission members are Thaweesak Koranantakul, Bantun Lamsam, Yanyong Pongpanich, Prasarn Trairatvorakul of the Bank of Thailand, Rapee Sucharitkul and Veerathai Santipraphob.   

The announcement said the commission will have the duty to propose policy, management plans and measures for state enterprise development and supervise the operations, to solve problems on current administration, support private sector cooperation with state enterprises. It is able to call in officials or individuals to provide information as needed.

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