The Ministry of Tourism and Sports plans to ask the cabinet to approve a budget of about 100 million Baht to hire celebrities to celebrate the New Year Countdown 2022 event, Deputy Prime Minister Anutin Charnvirakul said.
“Among those who will be invited are Lalisa “Lisa” Manoban, the only Thai member of K-pop band BlackPink, and a world-class opera singer,” said Anutin, who is also the health minister.
The details are yet to be discussed with the Tourism Minister (Pipat Ratchakitprakarn), but the government will try to use the budget as efficiently and transparently as possible.”
Earlier this month, Suphan Mongkolsutee, president of the Federation of Thai Industry, had floated the idea that Thailand should take advantage of the soft power of stars like Lalisa to promote tourism after her first solo single hit a record 73, Gained 6 million views in 24 hours when it was released on YouTube on September 10.
In another newspaper article, Anutin had last week ordered the Ministry of Health to increase the number of vaccines to be supplied to southern provinces, as provinces such as Nakhon Si Thammarat prevented the Covid19. the situation is becoming worrisome.
“As more people have been vaccinated in the South, we should start to see a decreasing number of daily infections and deaths,” he added.
As of October 23, exactly 39.8 million people, or 55.4 per cent of the Thai population, received one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, while 28.2 million, or 39.3 per cent, were completely stung. Meanwhile, 2.9 per cent, or 2.12 million people, have received a third dose as a booster injection to boost their immunity.
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