Gov’t pledges better living quality for low-income earners


The government has pledged to upgrade the quality of life of low-income earners within its three-year timeframe.

During his weekly talk program, Prime Minister and leader of the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) Prayut Chan-o-cha disclosed that the government’s life quality improvement program would place emphasis on underprivileged members of the society, particularly the poor and low-income earners.

Gen Prayut said the Ministry of Social Development and Human Security was tasked with working out development plans for Bangkok, while the Ministry of Interior would be in charge of other provinces. In an initial phase, related agencies will survey areas along railway routes to see which jobs will be suitable for people there.

In order for people to earn stable income, the government has planned to urbanize all upcountry towns so as to boost local businesses and employment. The premier added the urbanization was vital to lessen the burden of big cities and would also expedite improvement of infrastructures in small towns.