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PM Prayut stresses necessity of village funds

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PM stresses necessity of village funds

 

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BANGKOK, 23rd April 2018 (NNT) – Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha commented this weekend that village and urban community funds have improved the livelihoods of Thai people in all corners of the country. 

In his national televised address, the prime minister said the government has allocated 2 billion baht to fund projects for the development of Thai communities. Each village will receive a maximum of 300,000 baht to continue their existing projects, most of which aim to create jobs, generate income, improve the welfare system, and further the skills of local people. 

He also called on local governments and the private sector to follow the Thai Niyom Yang Yuen initiative and the civil state approach, aka Pracharat, in a bid to empower local communities. 

The concept of village funds was introduced as part of the Village and Urban Community Fund Act which was enacted in 2004.

 
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I don't know, sounds a bit "populist" to me...

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3 minutes ago, webfact said:

Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha commented this weekend that village and urban community funds have improved the livelihoods of Thai people in all corners of the country. 

garbage; how can this guy, exhibiting great space between his ears, claim credit for a program that is not yet fully off the ground and has not shown any tangible results ? he is way off the plot

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Just love the background photo of the new super highway running beside the blue waters of the nearby lake. Just more dreams and talk. Nothing will happen; it never does. 

Thai Niyom is just a 100 billion dollar PR stunt and waste of money to try to improve the waning popularity of the PM.

As with anything like this much of the money will disappear into pockets and purses of civil servants before it gets anywhere improving the welfare of local people. Those destitute and poor country folk who had their funds stolen from them will attest to that.

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Our village was told the amount was B200,000. And this money can not be used for any infrastructure work like road repair or improving the water system. It was explained that this money is to be used for projects to help people make money. The villagers are still scratching their heads, but the Bamboo Grapevine is saying that someone will make money.

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However a future elected government is prohibited from initiating such a scheme. 

 

Practice/ preach etc. etc.

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32 minutes ago, webfact said:

PM stresses necessity of village funds

 

I suspect that Prayut stresses the necessity for village funds as he believes that he can't get enough votes to rig an election without them.

 

I hope Thais smile nicely, take the money, then vote their conscience.

 

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Just more BS, look at me giving all you peasants money, i am such a lovable man.

 

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300,000 baht. Not exactly a windfall. But additional money. How about supplying some ideas too for "make work" projects. Show some leadership skills and give some examples of employment initiative. And maybe ask for some results to share. This would show leadership.

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41 minutes ago, missoura said:

Our village was told the amount was B200,000. And this money can not be used for any infrastructure work like road repair or improving the water system. It was explained that this money is to be used for projects to help people make money. The villagers are still scratching their heads, but the Bamboo Grapevine is saying that someone will make money.

Only 200,000 baht and not the 300,000 as promised. See, 100,000 has been skimmed off already. Multiply that by all the villages and millions gone before anything even starts.

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Everybody has to eat. "Projects" provide the primary income to local politicians whether useful or not. They are always looking for a new project. 

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6 minutes ago, Cadbury said:

The villagers are still scratching their heads, but the Bamboo Grapevine is saying that someone will make money.

Certainly agree with you there. The village leader (Thai Niyom funds distributor) wouldn't be the one the Bamboo Grapevine is referring to I suppose?

The small Isaan village I am familiar with east of Nong Khai I fondly refer to "Hammock City". The only people who make any money in the town is the family of the village leader who own the local store. The rest of the working people, mostly women, scratch out a living working on farms or raising a few pigs and chickens and the like. And spend their other time feeding the lazy monks at the village temple.

 

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