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PM happy as Thais read more

Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-ocha has voiced his satisfaction with a growing interest in reading among Thai people.

According to government spokesperson Maj Gen Sansern Kaewkamnerd, a recent survey by the National Statistical Office of Thailand (NSO) and the Thailand Knowledge (TK) Park has found that Thai people on average spent 66 minutes per day on reading in 2015.

Kids aged under six now have more time read. Teenagers are the keenest on reading, spending as long as 94 minutes per day doing so. Children and working age people both spend around 60 minutes per day with their reading material..

The findings indicate a significant improvement in Thai people’s reading habits compared to 2013, at which time Thai people spent only 37 minutes per day on reading.

Maj Gen Sansern said Gen Prayut had asked the Ministries of Public Health, and Social Development and Human Security as well as relevant agencies to encourage parents to instill an interest in reading in children, by starting to read books to their little ones after the sixth month of pregnancy.

NNT

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