Money handouts cut for Khon La Khrueng

A massage store in Chiang Mai has an indication installed for the co-payment plan to bring in more visitors.( Picture: Dusida Worrachaddejchai)

Business sector has actually hailed the federal government’s fresh costs stimulus procedures however states the money handout under the 4th stage of the “Khon La Khrueng” co-payment aid plan sounds lower than anticipated. The economic sector is likewise requesting for extra stimulus bundles to increase customers’ costs power.


Sanan Angubolkul, chairman of the Thai Chamber of Commerce, stated the federal government has actually made a great choice in continuing to present procedures to promote individuals’s costs on top of bundles authorized late in 2015.

” For the 4th stage of the co-payment aid plan, I see 1,200 baht money handout per individual is a little lower than we anticipate,” he stated. “However we anticipate the federal government is most likely to come up with extra procedures to promote additional costs.”

Mr Sanan anticipates the modified We Travel Together determine to motivate individuals to take a trip more throughout the high season and assist contribute income to the nation’s areas.

While inviting the 4th stage of the co-payment plan, Supant Mongkolsuthree, chairman of the Federation of Thai Industries (FTI) stated the cabinet’s choice to lower the aid from 1,500 to 1,200 baht an individual was a surprise.

” This is a great project to increase the domestic economy in the short-term, specifically assisting eliminate individuals’s battle to handle high living expenses,” stated Mr Supant.

” However a cap on the aid at 1,200 baht raises a concern over whether the federal government has some monetary issues.”

FTI likewise concurs with the approval of We Travel Together, a hotel aid project, as it can assist promote domestic tourist, which will play an essential function in driving the pandemic-ravaged travel market at a time of low foreign arrivals.

These 2 plans are required to assist both companies and individuals, however are not enough to bring the Thai economy back on track.

The federal government requires long-lasting financial healing strategies to increase the economy and sustain its development, stated Mr Supant.


Phisut Sae-Khu, president of the Thai Hotels Association’s eastern chapter, stated current approval of an extra 2 million space nights of We Travel Together, a hotel aid plan, in addition to the resumption of Test & & Go for worldwide tourists next month, develops favorable momentum for tourist.

Nevertheless, the tourist circumstance in Pattaya stays nontransparent as it needs to wait up until March to see more need as travelers might wish to postpone their strategies up until the variety of Covid-19 cases drops.

On the other hand, worldwide Test & & Go tourists are anticipated to get here in mid-February at the earliest.

Mr Phisut stated the majority of regional travelers might choose Songkran vacations as there disappear vacations in February and March.

Nevertheless, a short-haul location like Pattaya will not enjoy gain from this celebration as travelers primarily head to their house provinces rather.

More tourist stimulus to bring in possible sections like conferences and workshops need to be carried out since the off-peak season is best around the corner when April ends.

Mr Phisut stated the federal government needs to present tax breaks or subsidise expenses from domestic conferences and workshops to fill space tenancy throughout weekdays, which might match We Travel Together, which currently draws in journeys throughout weekends.


Boonyong Tansakul, president at Zen Corporation Plc, the operator of the Zen Japanese dining establishment, stated that the co-payment aid plan appears to be the very best financial stimulus project that the federal government has actually released.

He included that the 4th project is being gone for the correct time when customers are challenging greater expenses of living due to the raised cost of pork and other basic materials.

” All 3 stages have actually gotten warm reactions from clients and rarely saw an unfavorable remark from clients. It needs to be a project that will approach up until pricey rates of items are unwinded,” Mr Boonyong stated.

According to Mr Boonyong, the co-payment aid plan likewise works rather well and provides a strong effect both to customers, SMEs and little stores, which are discovering it difficult to offer their items due to greater operating expense.

” It is now challenging for the federal government to stop the plan since individuals are addicted to it,” Mr Boonyong stated.

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