About 8 million Thais register for co-payment scheme in 50 minutes
About eight million Thais registered for the third phase of the 50:50 co-payment stimulus scheme in just 50 minutes, after applications opened at 6am today (Monday), causing a brief disruption to the “Pao Tang” government app.
The disruption was, however, not widespread and the system resumed operation shortly afterward. About 23 million more people are eligible to receive the modest financial support of 3,000 baht per head, divided into 1,500 baht for July 1st to September 30th and October 1st to December 31st. The maximum amount which can be spent per day is 150 baht.
According to Ms. Kulaya Tantitemit, director of the Office of Fiscal Policy, individuals who have already subscribed to “Chim Shop Chai” (eat, shop, spend), We Travel Together, “Rao Chana”, “Mor 33 Rao Rak Kan” or “Wallet Sor Bor More” can register via the Pao Tang app to reconfirm their registration or via the www.คนละครึ่ง.com.
Those who have not subscribed to any of the programs before can do so by registering via the website and they will receive a text message confirming their registration within three days,after which they will have to reconfirm their registration and identity by means of facial scanning at any branch office of the state-owned Krung Thai Bank or via the Krungthai NEXT app.
Operators of general stores, spas, massage or manicure parlours and public transport, as well as operators of village funds, community enterprises and Thong Fah stores can also join the co-payment scheme from today.