PTT Pledges Job Creation in 2021 to Revive Thai Economy

PTT will continue its efforts to provide jobs to new graduates and to those who have become unemployed due to the Covid-19 situation, said Auttapol Rerkpiboon, president and chief executive officer of PTT Plc.

Speaking during the event “Dinner Talk: Restart Thailand 2021” held by Thansettakij and Krungthep Turakij newspapers on Thursday evening, he said, “Last year PTT donated Bt851 million to those who have been impacted by the virus outbreak, while next year we estimate that the ‘Restart Thailand’ campaign will create over 25,000 jobs for the unemployed, about 2,600 of which will be jobs for new graduates.

“PTT believes that the government’s Bt400-billion budget earmarked for economic stimulus campaigns should be directed to creating jobs as top priority, which will be truly beneficial to the country’s economy.“Besides creating jobs, PTT has also provided up to Bt5,000 in handouts to its employees for domestic travel, which will help restart the tourism industry that has been down for almost a year due to the outbreak,” he added.“Next year, PTT will invest Bt244 billion in several projects to strengthen the country’s energy stability, such as the clean fuel project, the construction of the 7th gas separation plant, the LNG receiving terminal project, and the third phase of the Map Ta Phut project,” he said.

“This will be a start of our five-year investment plan [2021-25] that involves a total investment budget of Bt815 billion.”Auttpol added that PTT also would look into investing in other new S Curve industries such as pharmaceutical, logistics, electric vehicles and drones.