Government mobilizes new rounds of measures to combat COVID-19 and distribute remedies And reduce water and electricity bills for households and SMEs The Prime Minister knocked out to pay remedies to the people through the “We Won” project for 3,500 baht for 2 months. Treasury organized 4 measures to extend the land tax reduction – reducing the transfer fee to 0.01%. Mee
Big Tu give away 3,500 baht for 2 months
On January 12, 2021 at the Government House Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Announced after the cabinet meeting (Cabinet) that the cabinet has approved several projects. In particular, measures to treat and care for those affected by the new COVID-19 outbreak.
“The Cabinet has approved the remedy for the people of 3,500 baht for a period of 2 months, which is a form of remedy in the occupation, namely workers, workers. Temporary worker Self-employed who is not covered by the social security system “ The Prime Minister said and
Reduce water bills-electricity bills -SMEs
Measures to help people and SME businesses include: 1. Measures to alleviate the burden of basic utilities for the general public. Provide 10% reduction in tap water usage for 2 months for February and March 2021 water bills with 6.76 million residents and small businesses nationwide. Approximately 395 million baht
And there is a 2-month electricity bill assistance measure for the monthly invoice for February and March 2021, with the group using less than 150 units, free of charge, the first 90 units for every 10.13 million cases, worth 3,650 million baht. The new discount level is 11.83 million people, worth 3,752 million baht and for every first 50 units of small businesses free of 1.74 million, with an amount of 800 million baht.
As for the measures to help the Internet cost Assigned to the Ministry of Digital Economy and Society Together with the Office of the Broadcasting Commission Television business And Telecommunications (NBTC) coordinate requests for cooperation with service providers to consider measures to reduce household internet expenses.
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2. Measures for procurement of COVID-19 prevention equipment Ministry of Commerce coordinates the Ministry of Interior Ministry of Industry And related agencies
3. Measures to support entrepreneurs who use their own factory area as a factory quarantine, Ministry of Interior by the provincial governors of each area, coordinating relevant agencies to assist entrepreneurs.
4. Let the Tourism Authority of Thailand consider improving project conditions “We travel together” to help reduce the impact for participants experiencing difficulties and travel restrictions during the new wave of epidemic control measures.
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5. Measures to assist in liquidity and debtors of commercial banks The Ministry of Finance coordinated the Bank of Thailand (BOT) to discuss and prepare additional measures to aid liquidity and debtors of commercial banks.
6. Additional labor assistance measures The Ministry of Labor follows and expedite the implementation of new employment promotion programs for new graduates by the public and private sectors. As well as to consider improving various conditions to be consistent with the situation
Accepting the red area, the economy collapsed.
The Prime Minister said A new wave of outbreaks, although no large closures, are not limited to travel outside the home. Like the outbreak last year Some economic activities can still continue. Half of the expenses through the project Still at the same level as before the outbreak But the economy has certainly been affected. Especially in the red area with the highest level of control. Affect the income of entrepreneurs and employees.
“The government is assessing the situation of the outbreak to impose additional measures to take care of the economy. In particular, the aid money and remedies for the cost of living of the people affected by this outbreak. Expected by the end of the month This Jan will be clear. And have measures to come out “ The Prime Minister said and
In summary, the Cabinet has approved 3 main measures to mitigate impacts in the urgent period: 1. Liquidity enhancement measures Relieve the debt burden of SME entrepreneurs and the public. 2. Measures to assist brothers and sisters who use labor Reduction of employer contributions And insured Increase unemployment benefits 3. Measures to reduce public expenses By reducing electricity, water and internet bills
Repeat money, no problem.
“Another issue that must be repeated is The government has enough money to take care of the economy in this new epidemic because the 1 trillion baht loan, according to the Royal Decree, authorizes the Ministry of Finance to borrow money for solving economic and social recovery problems. That have been affected by the coronavirus outbreak, we spent five hundred thousand million baht Remaining about 4.9 hundred billion baht “
In addition, the central budget of the 2021 budget is approximately 1.3 billion baht, which is used in emergency and urgency, a total of 600 billion baht. Money is not a problem. It is more important to use money efficiently, precisely, and in a timely manner.
Register to receive money “We Win”
Mr. Archom Termpittayaphaisit The Minister of Finance said the Ministry of Finance has four measures, with the first being “half each” open for registration to glean the remaining rights. From the first phase and the second phase, 1 million rights are combined on January 20, after passing the cabinet, Jan. 19, and then it will be used from January 25 onwards.
Second measure It is a new round of remedies for those affected by COVID that the Cabinet has agreed to pay 3,500 baht per person for 2 months to cover all groups of people, which will also be proposed to the cabinet next week. The registration will be made through the “We Won” program, which will try to open for registration by the end of January or at the latest in the first week of February.
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Reduce land tax – transfer fee
Third measure Helping the public expense burden By extending the time to reduce land and buildings tax by 90% (10% payment) for the next 1 year with a reduction of real estate transfer fees to 0.01%, both of which will be proposed to the cabinet in 2 weeks.
And the fourth measure As a financial measure Which the State Specialized Financial Institutions have operated continuously After the debt suspension measure Expires from October 2020 with both liquidity enhancement for SMEs and the public. Including debt accommodation And relieve the debt burden According to various measures, there is still a credit limit of about 2.68 billion baht that will be used to provide assistance during the new coronavirus outbreak.
“From the said amount The Cabinet has approved the Government Savings Bank. With the Bank for Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives (BAAC) extending credit hours until June 30, 2021, while the Government Housing Bank (GHB) or the Export-Import Bank of Thailand (EXIM Thailand) Has been extended until June 2021 anyway “
Adjust the public debt plan
Mr. Arkom said that on Jan. 11, the past Has called the relevant agencies to discuss the adjustment of the public debt plan for the fiscal year 2021, partly discussing the funds that will be used to oversee the COVID-19 situation under the 1 trillion baht loan Act, which in the fiscal year By 2020, the credit limit has been used. But there is still a limit left Which will adjust the amount to be used in this fiscal year 2021
Mrs. Patricia Mongkhonwanich, Director of the Public Debt Management Office (PDMO), said originally in fiscal year 2020 there was a loan target under The Royal Decree of 1 trillion baht for the amount of 4.5 hundred billion baht, but in the end, there were only over 3.7 hundred billion baht in actual borrowing, resulting in the remaining amount of over 7.6 billion baht. In the debt management plan for the fiscal year 2021, originally a loan framework under The Royal Decree for a loan of 1 trillion baht for 5.5 hundred billion baht will result in a total loan amount of more than 6 hundred billion baht, confirming that at present there is no additional loan plan.
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Mr. Vitai Ratanakorn The Government Savings Bank’s director said the bank has taken measures to take care of customers in 28 provinces of 1.9 million accounts as a special aid measure on the moratorium. Both the principal stay Stay at the beginning of both interest Or to stay early and reduce interest
The bank also has measures to fill liquidity for SMEs and retail consumers. By expanding the limit “Foundation Enhancement Loans” provide loans of not more than 50,000 baht for each additional 10 billion baht, which will be open for registration for loan from January 15 – June 2021. Has been expanding the project “There is money” that can provide a loan amount of up to 50 million baht by adding another 5,000 million baht credit limit to 10,000 million baht.
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Bank of Thailand reduce the cost for 6 months installments
side Mr. Chatchai Sirilai The Bank’s Managing Director said the bank has taken additional measures to cope with the impacts of a new round. “Bank of Thailand to create a nation in 2021” Consists of 4 measures to reduce payment in installments (Principal and interest cut) for a maximum of 6 months for both retail customers and SMEs with normal or NPL status, with each measure allowing customers to choose whether Have a 25% or 50% installment or 75% of the current installment payment. The bank will write off both the principal and the interest.
Most measures will have a period of 6 months (February – July 2021), there is only one measure for SMEs flat loan customers who request to reduce the installment. Or a debt suspension for up to June 2021
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Miss Nart Naree Rattapat Managing Director of Small and Medium Enterprise Development Bank of Thailand (SME) said that the Bank has issued a set of measures. “Resting debt at ease Continue adding new money. ”The approach to help depends on the impact of each customer.
Including 1. Measures to suspend payment of principal for 6 months not later than December 31, 2021 and 2. New top-up measures to enhance liquidity through special credit projects. Covering all businesses affected by COVID-19 Loan can be both natural person and juristic person. Loan amount up to 3 million baht, interest rate starting at 3% per annum in the first 2 years, installments for up to 5 years, free of repayment of principal up to 12 months, no collateral required.
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