Motorbike taxi on Sukhumvit Soi 11

Thailand’s motorbike taxis can claim state subsidy to buy benzene

Motorcycle taxi drivers can now download the “Thung Ngern” application onto their smartphones, so they can receive a 250 baht/month subsidy from the state until the end of July, to be used to buy benzene from gas stations under the 50:50 co-payment scheme, in light of the high fuel prices.

Energy Permanent Secretary Kulit Sombatsiri said today (Thursday) that this co-payment scheme is intended to ease the burden of rising oil prices on motorcycle taxi drivers, in an effort to prevent them from increasing their fares.

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By Thai PBS World


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