Cabinet approves Bt51bn stimulus package for low-income workers
The Cabinet on Tuesday gave the green light to a new Bt51-billion stimulus package to assist low-income workers hit by the Covid-19 crisis. PM Prayut Chan-o-cha said ministers had agreed to two schemes – “Kon La Khreung” (Let’s Go Halves) and a boost to shopping subsidies for state welfare cardholders.
Under the Kon La Khreung scheme, 10 million people will get daily discounts on their shopping of up to Bt100, capped at Bt3,000. The scheme will open for merchants to register through the website from October 1.
Under the second scheme, 14 million welfare cardholders will receive an extra monthly discount of Bt500 on their shopping from October to December.