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Bt5,000 cash handout given to over 15 million people so far

Jun 12. 2020
Thanakorn Wangboonkongchana
Thanakorn Wangboonkongchana
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By The Nation

The Finance Ministry has given the Bt5,000 cash handout to 15.1 million people so far, Thanakorn Wangboonkongchana, secretary to finance minister, said in a Facebook post on Thursday (June 11).

He said that though this remedial measure launched to help people affected by the Covid-19 outbreak has come to an end, Finance Minister Uttama Savanayana still wants the ministry to check complaints filed by close to a million people across the country.

“I’m happy to work on this project, no matter how tough it is,” he said. “Everywhere I go, people voice their appreciation of the prime minister as well as finance minister. I believe all government officials are happy to work for the country and its people.”

In his post, Thanakorn also thanked all ministry officials who checked complaints from people every day, adding that once these complaints are checked, the ministry will issue measures to help these people as soon as possible.

“I promise nobody will be left behind,” he added.

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