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Govt should create jobs, cut taxes to reduce unemployment: Poll

Most people want the government to create job opportunities and reduce taxes, along with taking other measures, to ease the ongoing unemployment crisis, according to the result of an opinion survey by Suan Dusit Rajabhat University, or Suan Dusit Poll.The poll was conducted online between ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Scheme to cut living costs gets under way Sunday

The Commerce Ministry has teamed up with manufacturers, distributors, retailers and wholesalers to organise a campaign to lower prices of goods by 4-68% to help reduce living costs for people nationwide. The two-month scheme is scheduled to begin on Sunday.Commerce Minister Jurin Laksanawisit said the ...

Phusadee Arunmas

Government finalising cash handouts to farmers

Government plans cash handouts to farmers’ families of between Bt15,000 and Bt30,000 a month per family. The figure is yet to be finalised by ministers and the cost is estimated at Bt130 billion to Bt400 billion.The Finance Ministry will propose to the Cabinet to support ...

The Nation Reporter

Rejected registrants for government cash handout given another chance to make their case

People whose application for the government’s cash handout scheme was rejected during the screening process will be able to submit additional evidence to show that they are affected by Covid-19 situation.Minister of Finance secretary Thanakorn Wangboonkongchan said on Friday that the campaign had already disbursed ...

The Nation Reporter

Thailand’s grand welfare experiment

Thailand’s new flagship welfare policy has been lauded, but unless it is combined with changes that address structural issues in the Thai economy, it may be destined for failure, Wannaphong Durongkaveroj writes.It has been two years since the Thai government has implemented its huge and ...

Wannaphong Durongkaveroj

Government to focus on bettering daily life in 2020

The government has resolved to focus on improving the daily lives of citizens next year, with a more targeted approach taking particular aim at farmers, low-income earners, senior citizens, employees and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).The Government Spokeswoman, Prof. Dr. Narumon Pinyosinwat, said today that ...

Tarin Angskul

More welfare benefits on the way, says Uttama

Finance Minister Uttama Savanayana has announced that holders of state welfare cards can expect more benefits soon.Speaking at an economic seminar in Chiang Mai on Wednesday (October 30), he said the government planned to add accident insurance for the 14.6 million people recipients, as well ...

The Nation Reporter

Government on track for full digitalisation by 2022

Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak has set a timeframe for the government to become fully digital by 2022.He instructed the Digital Government Development Agency on Wednesday (October 9) to prioritise its proposals and forward them next month to a committee tasked with electronically integrating all ...

The Nation Reporter

Criteria for state welfare smartcards getting rejig

Qualification criteria for a new round of registration for state welfare recipients will be tweaked after additional allowances for smartcard holders under the economic stimulus package are revealed.Keep reading ...

Wichit Chantanusornsiri

Government confident Welfare Cards can bolster economy

The Government Spokesperson has reiterated the state welfare card program contributes to the stabilization of the Thai economy, directly helps members of the public, and stimulates public spending.Keep watching ...

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