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PM Prayut Chan-o-cha

PM Prayut Chan-o-cha announces the 3,500 Baht distribution to help people financially affected during this second major outbreak of Covid-19, including informal workers, freelancers, and the unemployed. At the same time, the government will also help reduce the cost of living expenses of all households nationwide including electricity and water bills in February and March. Special internet packages will also be provided to support people who need to work from home.

The 3,500 Baht distribution is part of the government’s urgent relief measures called “Rao Chana” project or “We Win” in Thai language. The money is planned to be distributed to the registered applicants by the end of January and early February. But the exact date for signing up for the project is not released yet, perhaps next week.

The electricity bill reductions will be applied to every household across the country for 2 months, February and March, with the first 90 units spent free of charge. The water bills for all households and small businesses will also be reduced by 10% of the total charges in the February and March invoices.

SOURCE: The Pattaya News | Post Today

 

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    Mike Froment

    Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at 9:03 pm

    About time not sure it’s enough but a start.

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      Ted

      Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at 8:48 am

      Even though poor Thais has been forced to become experts in make thb work in their favour, ask yourself how long 3500 thb would take you. And most probably not you alone but, (extended?)family members as well, as this time is [most probably]not different from before when the government has done something, which means not all 70 million Thais will be able to take part of this handout, but a small portion of the people.

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        Issan John

        Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at 5:21 pm

        Far from “all 70 million Thais will be able to take part of this handout” as it’s only for “informal workers, freelancers, and the unemployed”, not those salaried or previously salaried, so almost certainly the same ones who were able to sign up for it last time.

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    Jan Schauseil

    Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at 10:27 am

    I wonder if the electricity bill for meters registered in a foreigner’s name will also be reduced.

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      Steve

      Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at 12:51 pm

      Dont be silly!

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        Issan John

        Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at 5:18 pm

        Not “silly”, just uninformed.

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      Issan John

      Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at 5:17 pm

      Apart from in condos, foreigners can’t have an electricity meter registered in their name but “yes” they will as that’s what happened last year.

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      James Pate

      Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 4:57 am

      Yes, Jan. The meter is in my name. My electrical bill was significantly reduced 3 or 4 months last year, around April-June. I expect the same this time. If anything different happens this time, I’ll let you know.

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