SME D Bank the arm of the Office of the National Economic and Social Development Board, elevating the quality of life for self-employed people Navigation to fill professional skills standards.

SME D Bank joins hands with the NHSO to sign an MOU to raise the quality of life for self-employed entrepreneurs. Through activities to add professional skills Encourage growth opportunities To the capital Pave the way for a happy life Preliminary pilot on the wing of the participants of the project “Hug Taxi” has been successfully completed by more than a hundred people. Continue to expand into other independent careers. Believe benefits, create jobs, increase income, reduce inequality Distributed to the community Bring Thai economy and society to grow sustainably


Today (5 Mar) Institute of Professional Qualifications (Public Organization) or the Office of the National Economic and Social Development Board of Thailand (SME) or SME D Bank signed a memorandum of cooperation to raise the quality of life of self-employed entrepreneurs


Mr. Pisit Rungsarutwuthikul, Director of the Institute of Professional Qualifications (Public Organization) or the Office of the National Economic and Social Development Board (NESDB) said that the Office of the National Economic and Social Development Board (NESDB) has responded to various government policies in various dimensions. Collaborate with both public and private agencies Develop manpower to meet the needs of the job market This collaboration with SME D Bank is considered a progress of cooperation that results in concrete results. By developing quality and professional standards for self-employed professionals, the NIA will conduct training to fill the skills necessary for independent professionals in various fields. Once trained and evaluated Independent professionals will receive a certificate of professional qualifications. Confirmed in the profession Can guarantee Helping create career opportunities As well as being able to apply knowledge to the profession, increase income, reduce expenses, create stability and sustainability, raise quality of life In accordance with the government policy that gives importance to the development of Thai people’s potential in all professional fields


Mr. Mongkol Leelatham, Managing Director Small and Medium Enterprise Development Bank of Thailand (SME) or SME D Bank said that from the bank together with the Economic and Business Forecasting Center University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce Surveying the status of Thai SMEs entrepreneurs found that Thailand still has more than 3 million small entrepreneurs or “micro SMEs” outside the system, most of whom are independent professionals. To the government’s aid measures And the business capability is very low. Therefore, the Bank has defined the role as a specialized financial institution of the government to take care of, support and strengthen the group of independent and thorough careers.


Supporting guidelines for sustainability will provide “3 fill”, including skills, fill capital and fill quality of life by “filling skills”, increasing knowledge, ability, self-employed to have excellent standards. Be accepted Reliable both in the country and abroad By independent professionals participating in the project with SME D Bank will receive the necessary skills such as technology and manufacturing innovation Develop packaging Financial system management, transportation system and marketing promotion As well as other necessary aspects, etc., which the Bank received favor from the Office of the National Economic and Social Development Board, which has expertise in developing the potential of independent professionals To do the training for knowledge and initial evaluation, piloting skills for taxi drivers in activities Soar to superior service “which is highly successful. There are taxi drivers Through these activities, 137 people are all satisfied with the professional standards. Because it helps guarantee quality “Professional taxi” build confidence for passengers Leading to creating good opportunities In the next career


Mr. Mongkol further said that from such success, the Bank and the Office of the National Economic and Social Development Council (NHSO) jointly expanded the skills for other independent professionals, such as the beauty business. Community transportation business Travel, hotels, restaurants and restaurants etc. If needing funds To further the career The Bank has prepared a “Fill Capital” service through various loan programs such as loans to enhance the community economy. The maximum loan period is 7 years. The interest rate is cheap. For individual Interest rate for the first 3 years, only 0.42% per month, year 4-7, MLR interest rate per year, maximum loan amount of 2 million baht per person And if upgrading to a legal entity Create a single account The interest rate will be reduced again by only the first 3 years, leaving only 0.25% per month. For the year 4-7, the interest rate is MLR per year. The maximum loan amount is 5 million baht per case. And boss loan 4.0 for legal entities The lowest interest rate in the system is only 0.08% per month. Fixed for 7 years (throughout the contract period). Loan is 1 million baht. Pay only 410 baht per day.


When receiving “filling skills” and “filling capital” will lead to “fill quality of life” to help independent career entrepreneurs Including family well-being, good eating, welfare in a stable life Better quality of life Benefits Not only economic Also has a positive effect on social well-being as well.

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