• 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.
  • 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. 
    Real Estate
  • 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.
    Breaking News
  • 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.
  • Fri, 17 Nov 2017 01:00
    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.
  • Mon, 13 Nov 2017 01:00
    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.
  • Wed, 20 Sep 2017 18:56
    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.
  • Wed, 26 Jul 2017 01:00
    Govt plans Bt2,750 welfare per month for low-income citizens
    THE GOVERNMENT plans to offer a state welfare payments of Bt2,750 a month to low-income people.
  • Wed, 05 Jul 2017 12:04
    Bt1.7 billion earmarked for welfare smartcards
    The Cabinet on Tuesday approved a Bt1.705-billion budget for identity smartcards for welfare entitlements for 14 million low-income people and 4.5 million civil servants. 
  • Wed, 05 Apr 2017 20:03
    More than 1.5m low-income people register for welfare so far
    The Bank for Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives (BAAC), Krungthai Bank (KTB), and the Government Savings Bank (GSB) reported that a total of 1,579,313 low-income people had registered for government welfare as of 5pm on Wednesday.
    Breaking News
  • Tue, 04 Apr 2017 18:34
     Nearly 900,000 on low incomes register for welfare in two days
    The Bank for Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives (BAAC), Krung Thai Bank (KTB) and the Government Savings Bank (GSB) reported that a total of 893,581 low-income people had registered for government welfare as of 5pm on Tuesday.
    Breaking News
  • Tue, 04 Apr 2017 01:00
    Low-income people around country register for new round of state welfare
    A LARGE NUMBER of low-income people queued up to apply for state welfare as the second round of registrations opened nationwide yesterday.
  • Mon, 03 Apr 2017 18:16
    Three state banks report Monday welfare registrations
    The Bank for Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives, Krungthai Bank and Government Savings Bank reported that a total of 285,848 low-income people had registered for government welfare as of 5pm on Monday.
    Breaking News
  • Thu, 02 Mar 2017 01:00
    PM wants pico-finance operators nationwide
    PRIME MINISTER Prayut Chan-o-cha has urged the establishment of so-called pico-finance operations nationwide to offer low-income people an alternative to resorting to loan sharks, while setting a deadline to eliminate 200,000 informal lenders within two years.
  • Wed, 28 Dec 2016 01:00
    Myanmar plans to sell housing for retirees, low-income people 
    THE MYANMAR government is planning to sell housing in the capital Nay Pyi Taw for retirees and people on low income through an instalment plan handled by Construction and Housing Development (CHD) Bank.
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