Navy slashes 33% of budget, two subs on hold

19.04.2020 - 00:25

Second and third submarines deferred as funds diverted to virus fight

The Royal Thai Navy has cut its 2020 budget by 33%, or 4.1 billion baht, of its unspent total so the money can be used to fight the coronavirus outbreak and on rehabilitation. The spending, which includes payments for the country's second and third submarines from China, will be deferred to fiscal 2021, naval deputy chief of staff Prachachart Sirisawat said on Saturday.

(Military, Thailand)

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