Low-income people around country register for new round of state welfare

A large number of low-income people queued up to apply for state welfare as the second round of registrations opened nationwide on April 3. Finance Minister Apisak Tantivorawong said at least 10 million people were expected to register in this round, which ends on May 15. After the registration, welfare cards will be given to those who meet the criteria, he said. The welfare cards will be used to access privileges extending from free tap water, electricity, and fares on public buses and trains. The types of welfare provided will be different for urban and rural people. In Nakhon Ratchasima, several people waited for a long time in front of a number of bank branches, including Krungthai Bank’s (KTB’s) Hua Thalae and Mittraphap branches, from early morning.

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