BoT governor to leave post for Cabinet seat

Pridiyathorn Devakula will leave his post as Bank of Thailand governor to serve as both deputy premier and finance minister in a new Cabinet due to be sworn Monday 9 October.

Pridiyathorn said he will propose the name of a new governor at the first Cabinet meeting to be held later this week and that the central bank's monetary policy meeting will proceed as scheduled on 19 October.

Bangkok's mass transit projects, budgets and construction of water supply systems are ``urgent priorities'' for 20