Car scheme 'not cause of traffic jams'
- Published: 18 Dec 2012 at 14.33
- Online news:
The government's first-time car buyer tax rebate scheme is not the major reason for the heavier traffic in Bangkok, Deputy Finance Minister Tanusak Lekuthai said on Tuesday.
Traffic moves along a main road in Bangkok, Thailand, on Dec 11, 2012. (Bloomberg photo)
"Only 30% of the first-time car buyers in this programme are from Bangkok," Mr Tanusak said after a visit to the Excise Department for a briefing on new car owners applying for tax refunds under the scheme.
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