The poor

Poverty policy and regulation

Budget of THB1.2bn approved for training to boost household income

The Cabinet on Tuesday approved a budget of 1.249 billion baht to train people in part-time occupations to help them through economic hardship.The budget will fund three-month courses to equip people with skills such as hairdressing, packaging design, auto repair, air conditioner repair, sewing, and ...

The Nation Reporter

Anti-poverty action projects demanded

The government has ordered each province and all 50 Bangkok districts to design projects to assist low-income earners and address poverty in the country in fiscal 2022 and 2023.Speaking after yesterday’s meeting of the anti-poverty committee chaired by Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan, Wanchat Suwankitti, ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

FAO calls for action against food loss, waste in Asia-Pacific

Food loss and waste is a major issue in the Asia-Pacific region and coordinated, strategic actions are needed to address the impact it is having on climate change, food security and the region’s overall economy, 18 Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) member countries concluded during ...

The Nation Reporter

Why Asean needs to care about Mekong issues like it did with haze

The Mekong river, which runs through China, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam, is the beating heart of mainland Southeast Asia, sustaining the livelihoods of around 66 million people. Yet the river is running dry, with its water levels at their lowest in 100 years. ...

Govt keen to adopt China's strategy on poverty

The government is interested in adopting China’s model of tackling poverty, Deputy Prime Minister Jurin Laksanawisit said on Monday.The deputy minister made the remark when he delivered a speech at a seminar about China’s economic evolution over the past seven decades, which was jointly organised ...

Mongkol Bangprapa

Committee on world food security appoints new Thai chair

Thanawat Tiensin has been unanimously selected as the new chairperson of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) during the committee’s 46th annual meeting held last week .Keep watching ...

B100bn-plus sought for rural stimulus

The Finance Ministry estimates that more than 100 billion baht is needed to fund a strategy of sustainable development for the rural economy to thoroughly cover 30 million poor people in the segment.The ministry will hold a meeting with related agencies, including the Bank for ...

Wichit Chantanusornsiri

PM orders analysis to tackle national poverty

Prime Minister Payuth Chan-o-cha has ordered related governing agencies to analyse poverty data in every province for an “on-point” solution plan, government spokesman Narumon Pinyosinwat said on Thursday.This sustainable poverty solution has to focus on four factors – access to basic needs, improvement in the ...

The Nation Reporter

Prices watchdog walks the walk for consumers

As a product of humble origins, Whichai Phochanakij understands the hardships that ordinary people endure. The Internal Trade Department chief, whose direct task is to supervise the cost of living and the prices of goods and services, vows to strike the best balance to ensure ...

Phusadee Arunmas

Master Plan of the Village Fund and Urban Community Project Promoting sustainable ‘grass-roots development’

“Can you promise me we will move forward together? Brothers and sisters, and friends should proceed hand in hand. We must not be trapped in conflicts and poverty as in the past. We must go ahead with determination, to make Thailand a country of equality.”This ...

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