• Mon, 20 Nov 2017 01:00:00
    New bill to tackle education gap for low-income students
    THE INDEPENDENT Committee for Education Reform (ICER) will today present the Equitable Education Fund Bill to Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha.
    national
  • Fri, 17 Nov 2017 01:00:00
    Helping the low-income 
     The Federation of Thai Industries (FTI) will collaborate with the Finance Ministry to employ 1 million low-income people (earning less than Bt100,000 a year) who have registered with the government to work in FTI member companies next year , Finance Minister Apisak Tantivorawong said yesterday.
    Economy
  • Thu, 16 Nov 2017 13:51:50
    NLA passes law to increase income of elderly Thais
    The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) on Thursday passed a law that will increase the government-provided monthly subsidy for low-income elderly Thais. 
    Breaking News
  • Thu, 16 Nov 2017 01:00:00
    NLA set to pass Elderly Bill
    2% of sin tax to be allocated to extra Bt100 subsidy for low-income seniors.
    national
  • Mon, 13 Nov 2017 01:00:00
    PM mulls how to tackle debt
    THE GOVERNMENT is considering the creation of a specialised fund or financial institution to take over the debt owed by low-income people to formal lenders and loan sharks.
    Economy
  • Sun, 12 Nov 2017 15:09:55
    Pracha Rath market registration proves popular
    The number of people registering for the government’s Pracha Rath markets, aimed at boosting vocational opportunities for low-income earners and those without places to sell goods, has soared to 12,574 in the first two days of project registration.
    national
  • Sat, 11 Nov 2017 01:00:00
    Prayut orders a review of ailing welfare card project
    Key ministers told to resolve problem of slow implementation of aid for low-income thais
    business
  • Fri, 20 Oct 2017 01:00:00
    Thong Fah welfare smartcard system rife with problems
    ALMOST 20 days since low-income earners’ welfare smartcards were activated – enabling them to buy basic food and items at Thong Fah (Blue Flag) Pracha Rat cut-price stores – the programme’s roll-out continues to be rocky.
    national
  • Wed, 04 Oct 2017 07:16:28
    First reading today of bill raising subsidies for elderly poor
    The draft law that seeks to increase monthly subsidies for low-income, elderly citizens undergoes its first reading by the National Legislative Assembly (NLA) Wednesday.
    national
  • Wed, 04 Oct 2017 01:00:00
    Welfare card users stock up on rice, eggs, sauce and oil
    New system has proven popular with low-income earners despite some early queues and minor hitches.
    national
  • Mon, 02 Oct 2017 01:00:00
    Low-income welfare programme begins amid hiccups
    MANY REGISTERED low-income earners nationwide, except in Bangkok and its vicinity, started using welfare cash cards for discounts at Blue Flag outlets or other shops participating in the government’s scheme for the first time yesterday.
    national
  • Sun, 01 Oct 2017 16:04:56
    Low-income welfare programme begins amid hiccups
    Many registered low-income earners nationwide, except in Bangkok and its vicinity, started using welfare cash cards for discounts at Blue Flag outlets or other shops participating in the government’s scheme for the first time on Sunday.
    Breaking News
  • Wed, 20 Sep 2017 18:56:03
    10 million low-income people to receive welfare cards
    More than 10 million registered low-income persons nationwide will get welfare cards this month while another 1.3 million residents of Bangkok and seven other nearby provinces will get cards imbedded with chips to use public buses and trains free of charge starting next month.
    national
  • Sat, 16 Sep 2017 01:00:00
    NHA readies Bt500 bn for low-income projects
    THE NATIONAL Housing Authority (NHA) has set aside more than Bt500 billion for lower-income residential projects nationwide from 2018-38 that it will develop alone and with private firms.
    Real Estate
  • Fri, 15 Sep 2017 01:00:00
    Subsidies for bad debts in welfare cases
    THE Finance Ministry plans to subsidise about 40 per cent of the bad debts of the Government Savings Bank (GSB) and the Bank for Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives (BAAC) arising from the 1.2 million low-income earners who registered for government welfare.
    Economy
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