Cabinet approves third phase of Chim, Shop, Chai

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Finance Minister, Uttama Savanayana announces the third phase of the Chim, Shop, Chai campaign.
Finance Minister, Uttama Savanayana announces the third phase of the Chim, Shop, Chai campaign.

KANCHANABURI  – A meeting of government cabinet ministers on Tuesday (Nov 12) approved the third phase of the government’s Chim, Shop, Chai (Taste, Shop, Use) economic stimulus campaign, with the Ministry of Finance instructed to expedite related procedures and move its registration period to the afternoon hours.

The Finance Minister, Uttama Savanayana, said today the cabinet meeting had approved his ministry’s proposal to launch the third phase of the Chim, Shop, Chai campaign, after the first two phases have been well received by the general public and suggestions from consumers have been taken into consideration. The campaign will be extended for the benefit of those who have yet to register with the campaign. Registration for the third phase will open this Thursday, with two registration rounds at 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. The campaign is still limited to 1 million registrations a day.

As13 million people have registered to participate in the Chim, Shop, Chai campaign since its launch, the government will offer a quota of two million registrations for those who have yet to sign up with the scheme.

The 1,000-baht cash handout will not be offered in a g-Wallet 1 balance, because the government wants the recipients to spend cash in the g-Wallet 2 balance. They will still be eligible for a 15% cash rebate on up to 30,000 baht of spending and 20% on 30,000 to 50,000 baht spent.

Spending conditions in each province have also been adjusted, including prices of tour packages, accommodation, land travel, domestic airfares and tourism-related services, to enable compensation payments. Previously, tour packages were not included in the campaign.