Rice pledging scheme aim to boost income for 37 millions Thais

The Government’s rice pledging scheme will begin tomorrow to boost income for 37 millions Thais and stimulate domestic spending.

Thailand’s welfare scheme at a glance

After its debut over five weeks ago, the government’s Pracha Wiwat welfare scheme has released many projects which are receiving both positive and negative feedbacks. Finance Minister Korn Chatikavanij, chairperson of the scheme’s follow-up panel, reported the progress of each project. As for the first project on social security system, Mr Korn said the Ministry of Labor is amending related laws in order to include more laborers into the system. In the second project, the government provides loan access for informal workers. At present there are about 700 to 800 taxi drivers benefiting from the project. The government has allocated an initial budget of 5 billion baht to the project and is ready to increase the sum if it is not sufficient.

Pracha Wiwat welfare scheme under scrutiny

The nine New Year gifts unveiled by the prime minister this morning will not help boost the economy or make the Democrat Party win fresh general election, Pitch Pongsawat, a lecturer at Chulalongkorn University, said on Sunday.

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Thai Government is advised to create welfare economy

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