Thai official: AIIB to benefit connectivity

Wisudhi Srisuphan, deputy financial minister of Thailand, said the AIIB
will significantly promote closer connectivity and inclusive growth for the region.

SOUNDBITE(ENGLISH): WISUDHI SRISUPHAN, Deputy Financial Minister of Thailand
“So if you give the finance support to the other country which needs infrastructure development will increase the connectivity and reduce the cost which is unnecessary. Some of the other countries cannot excess like the power grids, and the logistic still very poor. So if you finance the infrastructure to this country, the living condition of the people will be better and better. They will be share among the people. And the inequality will be less.”

As the top officer who led Thailand’s visiting group to take part in the opening ceremony of the AIIB, he said Thailand hopes not only for support from the AIIB, it will also reciprocate.

As one of 57 founding members of the AIIB, Thailand’s cabinet has approved a 5-year investment plan worth nearly 280 million U.S. dollars for the AIIB last May.

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