Fri, 02 Nov 2018 01:00
NHA PROJECT FOR LOW-INCOME EARNERS IN LAMPANG
The National Housing Authority of Thailand (NHA) will develop rental residences for lower income people worth Bt111.65 million in Lampang province, after the cabinet approved the plan on Tuesday, NHA’s governor Tachaphol Kanjanakul said yesterday.
Fri, 12 Oct 2018 01:00
Somkid urges action on fuel prices
DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER Somkid Jatusripitak yesterday called on energy giant PTT and the Energy Ministry, among others, to come up with measures to ease the looming impact of rising oil prices on low-income earners.
Thu, 04 Oct 2018 01:00
Helping only the poor may hurt all in the end, seminar hears
SEVERAL ECONOMISTS have cautioned Thailand against falling into the trap of delivering state help to low-income earners only.
Sun, 02 Sep 2018 19:50
Tracking devices succeed in most bail cases
Ratchadapisek Criminal Court in Bangkok had electronic monitoring (EM) devices strapped to the legs of 319 low-income offenders between March and August while they were free on bail.
Mon, 27 Aug 2018 01:00
Generals on the campaign trail?
AS THE GENERAL election draws near, the government of General Prayut Chan-o-cha has become increasingly busier with projects seemingly aimed at winning the hearts of voters at the grassroots.
Mon, 13 Aug 2018 01:00
GHB promises 10,000 low-cost homes by year’s end, more to come
Affordable homes will become available for low-income earners in the next few months, with monthly instalments under Bt4,000, Chatchai Sirilai, president of the Government Housing Bank (GHB), has promised.
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 01:00
GHB helping low-income people buy homes
Government Housing Bank (GHB) plans to cooperate with property developers to help lower-income people buy homes priced under Bt1 million and expects to boost available housing units from the current 30,000 to 100,000 by next year.
Fri, 06 Jul 2018 16:57
Affordable housing planned: Somkid
Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak has asked the Government Housing Bank (GHB) and the National Housing Authority to build affordable homes for low-income groups across the country.
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 12:03
Asian Tour and Thai Country Club donate Bt250,000 for charity
The Asian Tour and Thai Country Club donated Bt250,000 (approximately US$8,000) to Habitat for Humanity Thailand to support the mission of working with low-income families in Thailand to build safe and affordable housing.
Wed, 23 May 2018 01:00
BT100 BN TO AID POOR
The Cabinet yesterday approved a supplementary mid-year budget of Bt100 billion aimed at boosting the livelihoods of low-income groups through the Thai Niyom Yangyuen project, according to the ministers of interior, finance, agriculture and cooperatives, tourism and sport, energy and the prime minister's office in a press conference.
Wed, 02 May 2018 09:47
Beloved Phitsanulok street food vendor vows to keep prices low
A mobile street food vendor, who is beloved by low-income people in Phitsanulok, has vowed to keep the prices of her food low despite the rising cost of living.
Mon, 02 Apr 2018 12:18
GHB offers attractive interest rate to low-income skills trainees
Government Housing Bank’s latest deposit campaign offers 1.65-per-cent interest savings rate for lower-income customers who complete skills training with the government.
Wed, 10 Jan 2018 01:00
Cabinet gives nod for Bt35-bn poverty alleviation programme
THE CABINET yesterday approved a Bt35.6-billion spending package as part of the second stage of the government’s poverty-reduction programme featuring job offers, vocational training, low-interest loans and personalised services for up to 4.9 million low-income people nationwide.
Mon, 08 Jan 2018 01:00
Housing loan policy ‘too good to be true’
Proposal to help low-income earners raises question on practicability.
Fri, 29 Dec 2017 01:00
Low-income earners splash out for New Year
People earning less than Bt15,000 a month are on likely to spend a total of Bt57 billion celebrating the New Year, a survey shows.