• Wed, 02 May 2018 09:47:07
    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.
    Breaking News
  • Mon, 02 Apr 2018 12:18:41
    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.
    Corporate
  • Wed, 10 Jan 2018 01:00:00
    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.
    national
  • Mon, 08 Jan 2018 01:00:00
    Housing loan policy ‘too good to be true’
    Proposal to help low-income earners raises question on practicability.
    national
  • Fri, 29 Dec 2017 01:00:00
    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.
    Economy
  • Wed, 27 Dec 2017 01:00:00
    Second phase of welfare measures head for Cabinet
    THE MINISTRY of Finance will propose the second phase of the state welfare measures to the Cabinet in its January-3 meeting as a New Year gift for 5.3 million registered low-income earners.
    Economy
  • Fri, 22 Dec 2017 01:00:00
    POVERTY-RELIEF PLANS HEAD FOR CABINET
    The Finance Ministry will put forward the second phase of a measure to improve the livelihoods of low-income earners to the Cabinet for consideration next month.
    Economy
  • Tue, 05 Dec 2017 15:30:00
    Pracha Rat markets open in Chiang Mai
    Chiang Mai province on Tuesday launched Pracha Rath markets, with one serving the entire province in front of the Government Office Complex and 25 district-level ones, as part of the government’s efforts to boost vocational opportunities for farmers, low-income earners and people without access to market space.
    Breaking News
  • Tue, 05 Dec 2017 01:00:00
    Finance ministry moves closer to finalising poverty aid measures
    THE Ministry of Finance (MOF) has been gathering input from government agencies, employers and financial institutions as it seeks to finalise the second phase of relief measures for low-income earners.
    Economy
  • 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
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