Ministry gives relief to parents through discounted school supplies
The Commerce Ministry is offering discounts of up to 80 per cent on more than 1,605 school supplies until July 15 as relief to the parents of some 10.7 million students.
Democrat Party spokesman Ramet Rattanachaweng said on Saturday (June 27) that Democrat Party leader and Commerce Minister Jurin Laksanawisit's move to cut the price of school supplies will help reduce parents' expenses by not less than Bt1 billion in total.
"This move aims to relieve the financial burden of people, as many are still suffering from difficulties in their daily lives due to the Covid-19 outbreak, while more youngsters are enrolling in schools this year," he said.
He added that the move was consistent with the party's mission to provide education for children as well."
Discounted items include school uniforms, school shoes, socks, bags, textbooks, stationery and teaching materials.
"People can buy discounted items until July 15 this year," he added. "Aside from reducing parents' expenses, this move also will help generate revenue of not less than Bt5 billion for the country."