Thailand: Relief schemes set to kick off earlier

  • The popular Khon La Khrueng (Half-Half) scheme will be re-launched sooner than planned although the subsidy for subscribers will be trimmed, the government announced.
  • The scheme is set to begin on 1 Feb 22 rather than 21 Feb 22 as originally planned, and runs until end Apr 22.
  • Under the scheme, the government provide 50% subsidies on food, drink and general goods purchased at participating food shops and stalls.
  • Welfare cardholders and people with special needs will also receive government subsidies faster than planned.

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