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Hurry up with aid for poor, TDRI urges


Hurry up with aid for poor, TDRI urgesThe Thailand Development Research Institute (TDRI) has called on the government to speed up the creation of a comprehensive package for low-income people who have lost their jobs due to the Covid-19 outbreak. The aid should be calculated in relation to the number of members in a subscriber's family. The TDRI team has also called on the Finance Ministry to run a thorough census check and compare this data with the one used for determining those eligible for welfare cards. Meanwhile, those not qualifying for the aid include individuals who own a house or land worth more than 3 million baht, have savings of more than 100,000 baht or earn more than 15,000 baht a month. So far, some 6 million to 7 million families fall below the poverty line and need assistance.


Source: Bangkok Post March 24, 2020 21:56 UTC



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