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22.23 million people spend 10.43 billion baht over the first ten days of the 50-50 co-pay program

The fourth phase of the Co-payment scheme has generated more than 20 billion baht since its launch on February 1, 2022.

Government spokesman Thanakorn Wangboonkongchana said the fourth phase of the “Kon La Krueng” campaign saw 22.23 million people spend 10.43 billion baht over the first ten days of the program. The government has subsidized 50% of eligible users’ spending, amounting to a total of 20.61 billion baht.

The Prime Minister is pleased with the public reception of the 4th phase of the “50-50” copay government stipend program.

Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha said the initiative truly stimulates and drives the economy forward. The comment came after the program was relaunched on February 1st and opened for new user registration on February 10th.

Data indicated that more than 24.67 million users out of the 26.35 million from the previous phase of the campaign have already reactivated their accounts.

About 1.33 million vendors are participating in the program. Of that figure, 205 are new vendors.

Meanwhile, 11.32 million state welfare cardholders spent 2.2 billion baht under the fourth phase of the state welfare card program. Another campaign that provides financial support to vulnerable people has generated a total of 171.8 million baht since its second phase launch on February 1 as well.

The government spokesperson said Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha is pleased with the public response to these three campaigns. He also emphasized that the programs alleviate people’s hardships while promoting domestic consumption and economic growth.

New users can use their privilege from February 17th onwards. Both new and existing users must make at least 1 purchase before February 28th to retain this privilege.

Mirko Bennardo
Author: Mirko Bennardo


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