Government services

New housing policy for Thailand’s low-income sector approved

The state enterprise policy committee on Friday approved the National Housing Authority’s house-rental project for the low-income sector.The committee, chaired by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, agreed that 100,000 homes be provided over the next five years or 20,000 per year. The houses will be in ...

The Nation Reporter

Ministry to reassess aid applicants

The Finance Ministry plans to reassess the eligibility of 13.8 million state welfare smartcard holders to effectively screen the status of low-income earners eligible for financial aid.Income is the main assessment criteria as eligible recipients of state welfare benefits will have to meet a low-income ...

Wichit Chantanusornsiri

Elderly citizens who got cash handouts 'won't have to refund social welfare'

The Comptroller-General’s Department and local organisations cannot reclaim social welfare provided to the elderly, a legal expert said on Saturday. Earlier, several elderly people across the country were worried after the department instructed local organisations to reclaim their social welfare. Some of the elderly faced ...

The Nation Reporter

Govt 'gifts' need work

It has become tradition that the government gives New Year’s gifts to the public during the festive season. Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha in the hope of brightening up the public mood has instructed all ministries to come up with presents. Some are tangible items, from state ...

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

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