List of public holidays to be observed in Thailand in the year 2012 is as follows:
*Monday-Tuesday, 2-3 January 2012 – Substitution for New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day (Saturday 31 December 2011 and Sunday 1 January 2012)
*Wednesday, 7 March 2012 – Makha Bucha Day
* Friday, 6 April 2012 – Chakri Day
* Friday, 13 April 2012 – Songkran Festival
* Monday, 16 April 2012 Substitution for Songkran Festival (Saturday, 14 April 2012 and Sunday, 15 April 2012)
* Tuesday, 1 May 2012 – National Labor Day
* Monday, 7 May 2012 – Substitution for Coronation Day (Saturday, 5 May 2012)
* Monday, 4 June 2012 – Visakha Bucha Day
* Thursday, 2 August 2012 – Asanha Bucha Day
Effective from B.E. 2550 onwards, the Asanha Bucha Day is prescribed as a holiday, in replacement of the Buddhist Lent Day
*Monday, 13 August 2012 – Substitution for H.M. the Queen’s Birthday (Sunday, 12 August 2012)
* Tuesday, 23 October 2012 – Chulalongkorn Day
* Wednesday, 5 December 2012 – H.M. the King’s Birthday
* Monday, 10 December 2012 – Constitution Day
* Monday, 31 December 2012 – New Year’s Eve
For financial institutions in Narathiwat, Pattani, Yala, and Satun, provinces an extra holiday is given for the Eidilfitri Day (Ramadan Day) announced by the Sheikhul Islam Office if it does not fall on any of the holidays listed above or Saturday and Sunday.
Thai Government to issue Bt50 bln ( $1.57 bln)Savings Bonds to fund COVID-19 Relief Measures
The special savings bonds are available via the “Sasom Bond Mung Kung” e-wallet, abbreviated to “Sor Bor Mor” in Thai on Krungthai Bank’s Pao Tang mobile app, and through four dealer banks. The minimum purchase of these bonds is 1,000 baht, without no maximum. Interest is paid twice a year.
BANGKOK (NNT) – Thailand’s Public Debt Management Office (PDMO) plans to issue “Ying Aom Ying Dai” (the more you save, the more you earn) government savings bonds, worth 50 billion baht, next month, aiming to use the funds to finance state projects to ease the impacts of the pandemic.(more…)
Thai Government Plans to Increase 2022 Investment Budget by 90 Billion baht ($2.84 bln)
According to the 2022 fiscal budget bill, which has public spending set at 3.1 trillion baht, accounting for 17.9% of GDP, the government would need to borrow 700 billion baht to offset the deficit.
BANGKOK (NNT) – The Budget Bureau notes that the Thai government plans to increase its investment budget by 90 billion baht in the fiscal year 2022, in compliance with a law related to state financial and fiscal discipline.(more…)
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