Chamber of commerce urges financial aid for businesses to cope with partial lockdown

The Thai Chamber of Commerce (TCC) has urged the government to roll out aid measures, as it estimates that the two weeks lockdown in 13 provinces will cost the economy up to THB120 billion.The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration on July 12 imposed a partial ...

The Nation Reporter

Handout eligibility reassessed

The Finance Ministry is preparing to reconsider the eligibility criteria for receiving financial aid under the Rao Chana (We Win) scheme, which stipulates recipients should have a taxable income of no more than 300,000 baht per year.Approved in January, the We Win scheme aims to ...

Wichit Chantanusornsiri

Repayment progress in Q3

Borrowers showed improved debt-servicing ability in the third quarter, especially for numerous auto loan customers that exited from the Bank of Thailand’s debt relief measures.Commercial banks provided financial assistance to customers worth a total of 3.78 trillion baht from July to September, making up 26% ...

Somruedi Banchongduang

Thai farmers to get COVID-19 financial aid mid of May

The agriculture minister expects financial aid to reach farmers affected by the coronavirus disease 2019 from mid this month onwards and farmers are advised to quickly register for the assistance.Agriculture and Cooperatives Minister Chalermchai Sri-on said the aid was approved by the cabinet on April ...

Dozens protest B5,000 aid screening criteria

Dozens of people have demanded to meet Finance Minister Uttama Savanayana at the ministry after their applications for the 5,000-baht financial aid were turned down.Some 27 million people registered for the handout — 5,000 baht a month each for at least three months. The ministry ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Labour Ministry readying more help

The Labour Ministry will next week ask the cabinet to approve a fresh proposal on financial aid for another group of 800,000 workers affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, according to Labour Minister MR Chatu Mongol Sonakul.He said these workers are not covered by the relief ...

Penchan Charoensuthipan

Cabinet gives green light to B1.9tn stimulus

The cabinet on Tuesday approved 1.9-trillion-baht spending to help people and businesses affected by the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), including 600 billion baht for six-month cash giveaways and 500-billion-baht soft loans for small and medium-sized businesses.The package, the third phase of the stimulus programme to ...

Chatrudee Theparat

20m register for financial aid

Almost 20 million people registered for Covid-19 financial aid in less than 48 hours, almost seven times the number estimated by authorities.Some 19.8 million have registered as of 2pm on Monday, the Finance Ministry announced on its Facebook. Keep reading ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Thai gov't approves financial aid to 5th Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge

The Thai government on Tuesday approved financial assistance to Laos for the construction of the fifth Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge linking Thailand’s northeastern province of Bueng Kan with Lao’s central province of Bolikhamsai.“The fifth Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge had been approved in principle in the Cabinet’s resolution ...

‘Very poor’ school students to be given additional financial aid

About 600,000 “very poor” students will soon receive an extra Bt800 per semester from the state, as the Equitable Education Fund (EEF) is stepping in to help reduce the educational disparities.Keep reading ...

The Nation Reporter

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