The Ministry of Interior of Thailand has decided to conduct a census and verification of land ownership in 70 provinces across the country from October 1, 2021, to protect people's living and property, reduce the gap between the rich and the poor in society, and strengthen the government's policy of "land is the source of life". Bangkok will also conduct a city-wide land and building price assessment on the same day to prepare for the levy of a land tax in 2022.
The mayor of Bangkok Asayun signed the mayor’s order on the 10th of this month, deciding to verify and assess the ownership and price of land and buildings in the city from October 1, 2021, as a basis for the levy of land property tax in 2022. in accordance with. In addition, the Bangkok City Council passed a municipal budget of 79.855 billion baht for fiscal year 2022 at its annual meeting on the 15th of this month, including 78.979 billion baht for regular expenditures and 875 million baht for business expenditures.
The Ministry of Interior of Thailand announced the day before that it will conduct a general survey and verification of land ownership in 70 provinces across Thailand from October 1. There are 76 prefectures in Thailand and 70 prefectures mainly investigated in this land verification work are Krabi, Kanchanaburi, Kalasin, Kamphaeng Phet, Khon Kaen, Chanthaburi, Chachoengsao, Chonburi, Chai Nat, Chaiyaphum, Chumphon, Chiang Rai, Chiang Mai, Trang, Trat, Lai Hing, Nakhon Nayok, Nakhon Pathom, Nakhon Ratchasima, Nakhon Sawan, Narathiwat, Nan Province, Bueng Kan, Buriram, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Prachin, Pattani, Ayutthaya, Phang Nga, Phatthalung, Phichit, Phitsanulok, Phetchabun, Phetchabun, Phrae, Phayao, Maha Sarakham, Mo Rajan, Mae Hong Son, Yela, Yasothon, Roi Yat, Ranong, Rayong, Ratchaburi, Lopburi, Lampang, Lamphun, Loei, Sisaket, Sakon Nakhon, Songkhla, Sa Tun, Sa Kaeo, Saraburi, Singburi, Sukhothai, Suphan, Surat Thani, Surin, Nong Khai, Lang Branbu, Hong Thong, Udon Thani, Uthai Thani, Uttaradit , Ubon Ratchathani and Anah Chalong.
Officials emphasized that land is a home for people to survive, and it cannot provide basic livelihood security for themselves and their families, but can also provide home security, achieve economic self-sufficiency, and even be left as a legacy to their children.