BMA to issue last batch of flood payout by next month


The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) will complete distributing flood relief budgets to almost 200-thousand residents in Bangkok and its vicinities within the end of next month.

Deputy Permanent Secretary for BMA Krisda Klantanan said the BMA, with the assistance of the Comptroller General Department, has so far distributed over 1.1 billion baht to affected Bangkok residents.

The second round of compensation will be for approximately 130-thousand people who previously failed to register themselves for financial assistance from the government.

Mr. Krisda stated that residents without a bank account can expect to receive a cashier’s check in the post by tomorrow, while those with a Krung Thai bank account will receive their compensation by January 31st.

The BMA has also requested the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation to take over the distribution of the assistance funds after the designated period. The matter is currently being considered by related officials.