Govt budget for next year slashed B14bn

The 2021 government budget has been cut by about 14 billion baht. However, more has been allocated to education, public health, interior and justice agencies.Deputy Finance Minister Santi Promphat, the chairman of an ad-hoc committee reviewing the draft of the 2021 budget appropriation bill, said ...

Aekarach Sattaburuth

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

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

TAT says country ready to reopen

Thailand will have to tolerate the possibility of new coronavirus cases when it reopens its borders to international tourists, but the country can minimise the impact and avoid a bruising level of unemployment with risk management, says the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT).After the country ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

One Billion Baht Allocated for COVID-19 Vaccine Production in Thailand

The Cabinet on 25 August 2020 approved a budget of one billion baht for the National Vaccine Institute in order to increase Thailand’s potential for COVID-19 vaccine production, following a proposal by the Ministry of Public Health.The National Vaccine Institute has been working with several ...

Shouldering the burden

With no end in sight to the economic downturn caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, the government aims to put much of its aid effort towards fiscal stimulus to prop up the economy, though there are unfavourable consequences to this move.The newly formed Center for Economic ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Hatching a creative society

The Covid-19 pandemic has forced universities to reconsider how they deliver education, with most of them forced to quickly adopt online teaching models.On top of the immediate challenges posed by Covid-19, institutions in Thailand also face increasing pressures due to a falling birth rate and ...

Dumrongkiat Mala

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

Local Covid-19 vaccine proves a success in trials on monkeys

A Chulalongkorn University doctor on Saturday announced tests of new locally produced Covid-19 vaccines on monkeys had proved successful.Head of the Thai Red Cross Emerging Infectious Disease Health Science Centre, Dr Thiravat Hemachudha, said the latest vaccine, using proteins from tobacco leaves, had been tested ...

Mongkol Bangprapa

Thailand Plans Re-Opening for Long-Stay Visitors This Winter

Thailand is finalizing a plan that would make it possible for retired, sun-seeking Europeans to spend the upcoming winter months in the country in an effort to save its ailing tourism industry.Although the Asian nation’s borders have been closed to most foreigners since late March ...

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