Finance minister lays out plans for 2021Finance Minister Arkom Termpittayapaisith is flanked by Worachai Bhicharnchitr, left, Vice Chairman of Bangkok Post Public Company Limited and Abel Deng, Chief Executive Officer, Huawei Technologies (Thailand) Co Ltd at 'Bangkok Post International Forum Asia 2020 on Wednesday. Somchai PoomlardThe government will accelerate investment next year in the areas of digital, wellness and the green economy, Finance Minister Arkom Termpittayapaisith says. Of the 1 trillion baht stimulus, only 300 billion baht was spent in 2020, he says, with the rest earmarked for 2021. Mr Arkom said the most successful stimulus programmes were the 5,000 baht direct cash payouts during the lockdown, the Travel Together domestic tourism subsidies, and the copay 50/50 cost-of-living subsidies for low-income people. "These programmes have had great success and we will extend them for a second phase, starting Jan 1," Mr Arkom said.
Source: Bangkok Post November 25, 2020 22:41 UTC