Thailand

Cabinet approves 150-billion-baht mid-year budget aimed to boost grassroot economy

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha explained that his government was determined to solve the poverty problem and, hence, decided to approve the mid-year budget so that it would be able to tackle the problem more quickly. He assured that the budget would …

by · Tuesday, 16 January 2018 · Thailand

Small retailers request welfare card access

The Thong Fah Pracha Rat shops is part of a 41.9-billion-baht aid package approved by the cabinet on Aug 29, aimed at 11.7 million low-income earners — 5 million of whom live below the poverty line. Apart from helping with low-priced consumer goods, t…

by · Monday, 15 January 2018 · Thailand

Rich get richer, poor get the picture

Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak declared his government’s bold poverty eradication policy, saying there will be no poor people in the country by the … In just two weeks, when the calendar ticks over to 2018 the Thai government will have a full year to achieve its poverty eradication mission.

by · Thursday, 14 December 2017 · Thailand

Rich get richer, poor get the picture

Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak declared his government’s bold poverty eradication policy, saying there will be no poor people in the country by the … In just two weeks, when the calendar ticks over to 2018 the Thai government will have a full year to achieve its poverty eradication mission.

by · Thursday, 14 December 2017 · Thailand

Rich get richer, poor get the picture

Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak declared his government’s bold poverty eradication policy, saying there will be no poor people in the country by the … In just two weeks, when the calendar ticks over to 2018 the Thai government will have a full year to achieve its poverty eradication mission.

by · Thursday, 14 December 2017 · Thailand

Myanmar poverty drops 16 percent since 2004

It is the second part of a two-part national poverty assessment, which was launched in Naypyidaw on Tuesday. According to the report, poverty in Myanmar dropped from 48.2 percent in 2004 to 32.1 percent in 2015. Among the 15.8 million people living in …

by · Thursday, 14 December 2017 · Myanmar, Thailand

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The premier attempted to charm provincial voters as he announced a series of multi-billion-baht investment programmes to tackle poverty, water … Bt4 billion to improve Kalasin’s water resource management system and |implement other measures to reduce poverty as the province |is ranked among the …

by · Wednesday, 13 December 2017 · Thailand

PM promises villagers he will consider staying in power longer

The premier also unveiled plans to invest about Bt4 billion to improve Kalasin’s water resource management system and |implement other measures to reduce poverty as the province |is ranked among the country’s poorest. Prayut told villagers that his government would help them raise more livestock …

by · Wednesday, 13 December 2017 · Thailand

Government plans to tackle poverty in Kalasin as a pilot project

The government plans for the development of infrastructure projects in Kalasin province which has been chosen as a pilot province to resolve poverty problem on sustainable basis, said Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha during his inspection trip to this …

by · Wednesday, 13 December 2017 · Thailand
ASEAN meeting explores ways of professionalizing public procurement to meet development challenges

ASEAN meeting explores ways of professionalizing public procurement to meet development challenges

Construction of a sky train in Bangkok, Thailand. Photo: Seksan Pipattanatikanunt/World Bank
In the past, procurement (purchasing) was not considered to be a specialist function but one of the numerous duties that administrators performed in their res…

by · Monday, 11 December 2017 · Bangladesh, China, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Thailand