Thai govt to introduce measures in a month to spur economic growth: Finance Minister

 A Bangkok Mass Transit System Pcl (BTS) SkyTrain travels past a banner promoting the city of Bangkok on Aug 18, 2015.
A Bangkok Mass Transit System Pcl (BTS) SkyTrain travels past a banner promoting the city of Bangkok on Aug 18, 2015. PHOTO: BLOOMBERG

BANGKOK (REUTERS) - Thailand' military-government plans to introduce economic measures in a month to help boost the economy in the short term, the country's new finance minister said on Monday (Aug 24), as the junta is struggling to spur economic growth.

The measures will include additional funds for the grassroots, Apisak Tantivorawong, appointed last week in a reshuffled cabinet, told reporters.

"What will be added is money for the grassroots to help prevent the short-term economy from sliding further. It's to close the gap while large investments have yet to bear fruit," he added.