Data reports have indicated that more than 24 million people have already reactivated their privileges under the 4th phase of the government’s “50-50” co-pay stipend program.
The 4th iteration of the program was launched on February 1st.
The program, which runs until the end of April, provides a state subsidy of 1,200 baht. It offers to pay half of eligible products and services from participating vendors at a daily limit of 150 baht. Eligible products and services include food, drinks, general commodities and spa, haircut, manicure and pedicure services, to name a few.
Data also showed that, as of February 7th, 20.4 million users already made spending worth a combined value of 14 billion baht. Of that figure, 7.1 billion baht was spent by the participants with 6.92 billion baht paid by the program. Most of the purchases were on food and drinks at 5.2 million baht, followed by products from the Blue Flag store, OTOP vendors, general stores, service vendors and transportation.
Approximately 24.51 million people have already claimed their privilege. The previous phase had about 26.35 million users. Nearly 1.33 million vendors joined the new phase of the program, only 166 of which were new vendors.
Officials reminded users from the previous program that they can simply claim their right to join the program by hitting the confirmation button on the Pao Tang government e-wallet mobile application. New users can register for the initiative tomorrow (February 10) on the website www.คนละครึ่ง.com. The program will accept only 1 million new participants in this phase.
Participants must make at least one purchase before the end of this month to retain their privileges. (NNT)