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Education Ministry defends decision behind the student lunch budget adjustment

Parents from a school in Nakhon Si Thammarat province are satisfied with the Cabinet’s adjustment of the per-student’s lunch budget to 21 baht per person a day, while at the same time asking for a strict inspection to prevent corruption.Keep watching ...

Lunch budget to be increased to Bt21 per student per day

A Cabinet meeting on Tuesday approved a motion proposed by the Education Ministry to increase the lunch budget for students by 5 per cent, or to Bt21 per person per day, government spokesman Anucha Burapachaisri said.“The ministry reported that the lunch budget would cover students ...

The Nation Reporter

Public Debt Will Not Exceed 60% by 2025

Thailand’s public debt will not exceed the 60% ceiling rate by 2025 if there is no more borrowing for COVID-19 management.Finance Minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisith said the government expects to manage the fresh outbreak and there is sufficient capital in government coffers to cushion the impact.He ...

NNT Reporter

Cabinet approves 191 million for crowd control

Matichon Online reported on 26 January that the Cabinet approved 191 million baht for Royal Thai Police crowd control operations, information that was not revealed in the Cabinet minutes. The police chief said in a press conference that it was the cost of crowd control ...

Protesters demand military, monarchy budget cuts to fund Covid remedial measures

Pro-democracy protesters gathered outside the Commerce Ministry on Friday to demand that the government cut spending on the military and monarchy in order to help Thais suffering amid the second wave of Covid-19.Ratsadon protesters led by Panupong Jadnok attempted to deliver a petition of their ...

The Nation Reporter

Govt boosts Covid war chest

The cabinet yesterday approved an 11.3-billion-baht budget to deal with the re-emerging of Covid-19.The amount will be spent on 10 projects, grouped into preventive measures (4.3 billion baht), treatment (7 billion) and support (27 million), according to deputy government spokeswoman Rachada Dhnadirek.Keep reading ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

NESDC works to expedite spending

The government has set a target to disburse at least 70% of the 400-billion-baht budget scheduled for social and economic rehabilitation in fiscal 2021.Danucha Pichayanan, secretary-general to the National Economic and Social Development Council (NESDC), said by the end of September next year (the final ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Cabinet approves B1.5tn borrowing next year

The government will borrow 1.5 trillion baht next year to counter the economic impact from the coronavirus pandemic amid dwindling state revenue.A cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on Tuesday approved borrowing of 1.47 trillion baht in the fiscal year starting Oct 1, ...

Govt budget for next year slashed B14bn

The 2021 government budget has been cut by about 14 billion baht. However, more has been allocated to education, public health, interior and justice agencies.Deputy Finance Minister Santi Promphat, the chairman of an ad-hoc committee reviewing the draft of the 2021 budget appropriation bill, said ...

Aekarach Sattaburuth

Fiscal 2021 disbursement faces one-month delay

Disbursement of fiscal 2021 budget is expected to be deferred by only a month and will not affect public investment, says finance permanent secretary Prasong Poontaneat.Deferment of the law on fiscal 2021 budget from Oct 1 will have no impact on public investment, Mr Prasong ...

Wichit Chantanusornsiri

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