The Ministry of Finance is set to propose to the Cabinet a new set of measures to help control rising living costs as fuel prices continue to fluctuate.
Krisada Chinavicharana, permanent secretary for the Ministry of Finance, said new measures will be proposed to the Cabinet this week. These include tax and non -tax measures, some of which do not require additional funding.
He also said the government still has the capacity to fund these aid campaigns through the unused portion of emergency loans and the central budget.
With the potential extension of the government’s co-pay campaign, the permanent secretary said it was too early to say whether the campaign would be extended despite its success.
He added that the government will continue to run a state welfare campaign for the poor, even if the opening for new registrations has to be postponed due to the COVID-19 situation. Any additional grants under the welfare campaign will need to be discussed at a later date. (NNT)