Thailand

State allots B136bn to East

The government last December approved a regional development plan and assigned five deputy prime ministers to monitor and supervise it as part of efforts to tackle poverty. The regional development committee members include five deputy prime ministers,…

by · Thursday, 18 January 2018 · Thailand

Thailand to Boost Minimum Wage Nationwide

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha’s administration earlier this week approved a 150 billion baht supplementary budget, partly to fund poverty alleviation initiatives. The steps to help people on low incomes come ahead of possible elections in November, amid speculation about whether self-professed …

by · Thursday, 18 January 2018 · Thailand

B30bn budget targeted for large-scale farm reforms

The government has estimated that the second phase will raise 1 million people past the poverty line out of a total 5 million people living in poverty. Meanwhile, finance permanent secretary Somchai Sujjapongse said there is a 70-80% probability that t…

by · Wednesday, 17 January 2018 · 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

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