MPs pass B1.97tn virus relief bills
published : 31 May 2020 at 18:43
writer: Post Reporters
Three executive decrees backing loans of 1.97 trillion baht to pay for Covid-19 relief passed the Lower House on Sunday.
The House of Reprsentatives voted 274-0 with 207 abstentions for the decree to authorise the Finance Ministry to borrow about 1 trillion baht to fund the government’s economic and social rehabilitation plans in the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic.
MPs voted 275-1 with 205 abstentions for the decree to allow the government to provide financial assistance to business operators affected by the outbreak. They voted 274-195 with 12 abstentions and one "no" vote for the decree to stabilise the country’s financial system and restore economic security.
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha thanked all MPs taking part in the debate and commenting on the three bills.
The three-day debate started on Wednesday.