The second phase of the co-payment scheme for additional five million people has been approved by the Center for Economic Situation Administration (CESA) meeting on Thursday.
The CESA meeting, chaired by Prime Minister and Defense Minister Gen. Prayut Chan-ocha agreed to launch the second phase of the co-payment scheme for five million more registrants.
The new phase will give 3,500-baht subsidies for each person, increased from 3,000 baht given in the first phase.
The second phase will start on Jan 1 and runs until March 31. The registration date for the second phase will be announced later.
The co-payment scheme allows registered individuals to pay only half the price for their purchases at small shops and food vendors while the government will subsidize the other 50 per cent, capped at 150 baht per day.
Ten million people, who have already registered in the first phase will be given 500 baht more and can use their rights until March 31.
However, they have to use up their 3,000 baht subsidy by Dec 31. (TNA)