Cabinet approves plan to set up national pension fund

The cabinet has agreed to set up a national pension fund that would force employees out of provident funds and cut the public budget.

The move is being taken because Thailand is becoming an ageing society — it is estimated that the country will have a million more elderly people each year from 2023.

Deputy government spokesman Rachada Dhnadirek said the cabinet on Tuesday approved in principle the idea of setting up a national pension fund which would require all formal employees who are not members of the provident funds, including employees of government agencies and state enterprises, to save money.

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Bangkok Post Reporter