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Poorest Thais To Get 2,750 Baht Cash Cards

By Sasiwan Mokkhasen, Staff Reporter

 

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People fill out the form to register for the junta’s welfare program on April 3 in Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Province. Photo: Prachachat

 

BANGKOK — A welfare card to be given to registered, low-income Thais in October will provide 2,750 baht each month to subsidize set living costs, the Finance Ministry said Tuesday.

 

Instead of distributing cash as was done in the first round of the junta’s welfare program, this year will see cards provided to the 13 million eligible people who signed up. Permanent Secretary Somchai Sujjapongse said the money on the cards is already allocated for five uses: 1,000 baht for train tickets, 800 baht for interprovincial bus fares, 600 baht for Bangkok bus fares, 200 baht for electricity bills and 150 baht for water bills.

 

Full story: http://www.khaosodenglish.com/news/business/2017/07/26/poorest-thais-get-2750-baht-cash-cards/

 
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Sounds like a Bangkok focused card only. 600 Baht for Bangkok bus use?

 

The water buffalo will not benefit from such a card.

 

Should be called 'we are better than you card' as it controls where the money is to be spent.

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7 minutes ago, johng said:

1000 baht for train tickets.....<deleted> ! :blink:

Doh, it's what every poor person in this country really needs you <deleted>!!

 

Start by taking a 1000 baht return trip to Bangkok, visit temples until you've used up 600 baht for Bangkok bus fares - where you can scrounge rice because you're starving, give the monks 200 baht to help with their electricity bills and 150 baht for bottled water for a week.

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29 minutes ago, JohnLick said:

My water bill is never over 150 thb and I live in a high end condo... how much is water in E-San?

Do you do much showering ?, it maybe because you don't have garden.

regards worgeordie

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Good as there are poor people in Thailand and this would put some butter on the bread... it could avoid some in not getting tempted to become bar girls or to ripoff their farang husbands!!!

 

 

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43 minutes ago, worgeordie said:

Do you do much showering ?, it maybe because you don't have garden.

regards worgeordie

He must have overlooked the fact that most Isaan farmers have a garden with irrigation system connected to the communal water system

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Without this help the poor would NEVER be riding the new high speed rail....Now they will be forced to spend 1000 baht

on trains...This card will guarantee there are warm bodies in the seats of the new high speed trains....

 

The new high speed trains WILL be a success failure is

not a option.....  

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1 hour ago, janclaes47 said:

He must have overlooked the fact that most Isaan farmers have a garden with irrigation system connected to the communal water system

I haven't been there yet. But considering how much falang money bar girls sent there over the past 60 years I assume they have Tesla Robots taking care of the farming by now.

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