Cabinet approval to reduce water, power bills by 3%

PHOTO: Chiang Rai Times

The Cabinet has approved 17 billion baht in measures to tackle the Covid-19 crisis and drought. They plan on doing this by reducing water and electricity bills by 3% and returning deposits for installation of electricity meters.

The Thai cabinet meets every Tuesday at Government house in Bangkok.

During a ‘grace period’ of not more than six months, the cabinet has also approved extending the period of electricity payments for specific businesses such as hotels and housing for rent, without interest.

The Energy Regulatory Commission is holding a meeting and announcing further details today. Under the measure to reduce power costs, the state will lower electricity charges for all types of users by 3% during April to June. It is expected to require a budget of 5.16 billion baht. The state water authorities will also cut charges for all types of users by 3% for three months, starting from the beginning of bill cycle of April.

SOURCE: The Nation

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