The Nation

Cabinet earmarks over Bt6 billion to deal with flooding, drought

The Cabinet on Tuesday (September 15) resolved to set aside Bt6.17 billion to solve flooding and drought problems in the country, the government’s deputy spokesperson Rachada Dhnadirek said.The funds will be split between the Office of the Natural Water Resources (ONWR), the Department of Disaster ...

The Nation Reporter

Student Loan Fund to expand lending due to Covid-19 crisis

The Student Loan Fund (SLF) plans to increase its loan budget for academic year 2020 from Bt34 billion to Bt37 billion to help students and parents during the Covid-19 situation, and expects up to 650,000 borrowers.“The SLF has also adjusted the eligibility of borrowers from ...

The Nation Reporter

Free flu vaccines for social security members aged over 50

Social security scheme members who are more than 50 years old will be eligible for free influenza vaccine with effect from October 15.“Persons under the social security scheme aged over 50 years will be eligible to receive influenza vaccines free of charge once a year ...

The Nation Reporter

GSB launches new loan campaign to strengthen grassroots level

The Government Savings Bank (GSB) has launched a new campaign called “Loans for Strengthening Foundation” under which loans of up to Bt50,000 will be offered to those affected by the Covid-19 outbreak regardless of their employment status.Keep reading ...

The Nation Reporter

Low-fare promotion for Airport Rail Link considered

SRT Electrified Train Co Ltd (SRTET), operator of the Airport Rail Link, is seeking approval from the State Railway of Thailand (SRT) to reduce fares from Phya Thai to Suvarnabhumi Airport for three months from October onwards.The first low-fare promotion expired in June this year. ...

The Nation Reporter

Lack of medical personnel in Thailand 'an obstacle in developing vaccines'

Vaccine development in Thailand is hampered by lack of adequate medical personnel, Yong Poovorawan, head of the Centre of Excellence in Clinical Virology at the Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University, said.He posted on his Facebook page that shortage of personnel, not money, was an obstacle ...

The Nation Reporter

Demand for fuel drops as more people staying home

The Department of Energy Business has said that the daily usage of fuel in the past seven months has fallen by 13.8 per cent compared to the same period last year.Nantika Thansuphanich, the department’s director general, said the nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of ...

The Nation Reporter

Bangkok to get 4 smart districts under new plan

Four districts will pilot Bangkok’s transformation into a smart city, under a plan unveiled by the National Charter of Thailand today.The plan, which covers Rattanakosin Island, Yaowarat (Chinatown), Asoke (from Asoke intersection to Rama IX Road) and Tao Poon, was presented to the Bangkok Metropolitan ...

The Nation Reporter

Fisheries body sends SOS to PM, says IUU regulations destroying Thai fishing

The National Fisheries Association of Thailand has urged the government to solve the problem of IUU (Illegal Unreported and Unregulated Fishing) that has been going on for more than six years, and has forced fishermen in 22 provinces to sell more than 2,500 fishing boats.In ...

The Nation Reporter

Central bank issues debt relief measure to slash Thais’ interest burden

The Bank of Thailand on Thursday issued a new debt relief measure aimed at reducing Thais’ interest rate burden from 16-25 per cent to 5.5-8.8 per cent.The debt consolidation measure will allow borrowers to bundle their credit card, personal and mortgage loans into one sum, ...

The Nation Reporter

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