Accelerate the policy to reduce water costs Extended time to remove water meter to 3 months

Ministry of Interior, “Anutin” expedites policies to reduce the cost of living, reduce water bills, extend the time for removing water meters to 3 months, and amend the law to open entertainment venues until 4 a.m. to help stimulate the economy during festivals.

Mr. Anutin Charnvirakul, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Senior executive meeting Ministry of Interior To drive and follow up on the implementation of the Ministry’s policies, Mr. Anutin emphasized expediting the implementation of measures to reduce the cost of living burden for the people. Both helping to alleviate the burden of water and electricity costs while the Provincial Electricity Authority Metropolitan Electricity Authority has responded to the policy of reducing the burden on the people quickly At the same time, the time for removing electricity meters has been extended from 1 month to 3 months, giving people who use small electricity an opportunity to have electricity to use continuously. If the Metropolitan Waterworks Authority (MWA) and the Provincial Waterworks Authority (PWA) consider issuing similar measures, both reducing water bills Extending the meter removal time It will help in another way.

“Emphasis on helping the people, reducing expenses, including water and electricity bills. It is an expense for basic necessities in life if both the MWA and the Provincial Waterworks Authority can take measures similar to those of the Electricity Authority. These measures will help alleviate the burden of costs in a concrete way.”

Mr. Anutin stated that as for resolving the problem of debt outside the system Attended a meeting with Mr. Settha Thavisin, Prime Minister and Minister of Finance on November 3, which provided guidelines for solving the problem. One part will have to rely on the mechanisms of the Ministry of Interior. and police officers as well The government is scheduled to announce the kick off guidelines for managing informal debt on 28 Nov. 2023 and hold a meeting with relevant agencies across the country. which will be hosted by the Ministry of Interior on December 8th, which has assigned relevant agencies to take action in order to effectively drive government policy.

As for extending the opening hours of service establishments until 4 a.m., the Ministry of Interior must amend the ministerial regulations to comply with the policy. Relevant agencies will complete the steps within the time frame set by the Prime Minister to begin measures from 15 Dec. 2023 onwards in order to further stimulate the economy during the high season. It will focus on 4 tourist provinces first: Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Chonburi and Phuket.

Source: Thai News Agency

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