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Latest cash handout scheme poised to launch after Cabinet nod on Tuesday

By The Nation

 

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The Finance Ministry will ask the Cabinet to approve the government’s “RaoChana” (We Win) cash handouts scheme on Tuesday (January 19), to mitigate the impact of the new Covid-19 outbreak, said Kulaya Tantitemit, acting director of the Fiscal Policy Office (FPO).

 

The scheme will hand two monthly payments of Bt3,500 to the self-employed, farmers and welfare card holders whose savings do not exceed the eligibility criteria.

 

About 31 million people will be eligible for the scheme, which will cost an estimated Bt210 billion.

 

After Cabinet approval, the ministry will open the scheme to applicants.

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/business/30401421

 

 

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17 minutes ago, webfact said:

The scheme will hand two monthly payments of Bt3,500 to the self-employed, farmers and welfare card holders whose savings do not exceed the eligibility criteria.

 

About 31 million people will be eligible for the scheme, which will cost an estimated Bt210 billion.

31 million getting hand outs ? That - assuming kids are not getting handouts - must mean something like 75% of the workforce living on nearly nothing or have nearly nothing in the bank.

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I would be more impressed if they could think of a name that does not involve the word 'Chana' . But then again given the PMs surname it's hardly surprising his acolytes have come up with such a name.

 

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Wow. 31 Million working people eligible for THB 3.500. Almost half of the Thai population. The other half are children and elderly. And some very very rich Thai tycoons. Time to shuffle the wealth of Thailand.

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7 hours ago, RichardColeman said:

31 million getting hand outs ? That - assuming kids are not getting handouts - must mean something like 75% of the workforce living on nearly nothing or have nearly nothing in the bank.

 

My wife has some land so qualifies as a farmer and she gets the handouts. She bought a sewing machine with the last issues.

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