PUBLISHED: 19 September 2023 at 6:00 p.m.
According to government official Chai Watcharong, the government on Monday acknowledged the Energy Ministry’s plan to reduce energy bills by an additional 11 tang per unit.
During the conference, Pirapan Salirathavibhaga, the deputy prime minister and power chancellor, informed the case of his intention to reduce the energy tariff from 4.10 ringgit per unit to 3.99.
According to Mr. Chai, the government agreed to lower the energy price from 4.45 ringgit per unit to 4.10 at the meeting on September 13 starting with this month’s billing.
Therefore, according to Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin, Mr. Pirapan was given the task of coming up with plans to lower energy costs and energy bills as soon as possible.
The decline was not the commission’s resolution, according to Mr. Chai, and there were no specifics about the plan.
The Energy Regulatory Commission and Mr. Pirapan spoke about the problem, and the official informed the case that starting with this season’s billing, the price of electricity may be reduced to 3.99 ringgit per unit.
However, Mr. Srettha stated on Monday that the cabinet do discuss measures to help motorists who are having trouble making car installment payments in its upcoming meeting in order to further ease people’s situation.
He stated that the government may find more ways to reduce the cost of living at the” Future Perfect” event held as a part of the Thairath Forum 2023.
Mr. Srettha claimed that he had given the appropriate agencies instructions to consider maybe lowering gasoline prices, especially for low-income earners.
According to him, the price of energy has been reduced to 4.19 baht per unit, which is less than the industry-required 4.25, and he hoped that the government could additionally reduce it to below that amount.
He reiterated that the government’s 10,000-baht digital wallet plan would go into effect in the first quarter of the following year.
In ten days, he claimed, the sources of funding for the system may be made obvious.
The Pheu Thai Party’s primary election promise, the electric pocket system, is thought to require a budget of 560 billion baht to fund.