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Finance Ministry to issue welfare cards next month

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BANGKOK, 26th August 2017 (NNT) – Registered low-wage earners will receive their social welfare cards in the third week of September, according to the Ministry of Finance.

Finance Minister Apisak Tantivorawong said today the ministry will propose a series of assistance measures for low-income earners to the cabinet in the next 1-2 weeks. At present, 11 million people out of 14 million applications are qualified for the special welfare.

Full story: NNT

Reporter: Thammarat Thadaphrom,
Rewriter: Rodney McNeil
National News Bureau Of Thailand


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