On August 31, 2023, at 1:00 p.m., the National Health Security Fund Committee of Koh Samui Municipality held its 9th meeting of the year at the Mook Samui Meeting Room, Koh Samui Municipality Office. The meeting, presided over by Ms. Suphinya Sri Thongkul, Deputy Mayor of Koh Samui, saw the participation of various stakeholders, including municipal council members, heads of government departments, municipal employees, Fund Committee members, public health volunteers from villages (PHVs), representatives from Koh Samui Hospital, and community representatives.
Thailand has experienced a remarkable surge in electric vehicle (EV) registrations, with over 32,000 EVs registered in just the first five months of this year, a 474.43% rise yearonyear. In comparison, Indonesia sold only 10,000 EVs in 2022 and predicts sales will reach around 50,000 units this year. This growth can be attributed to publicprivate partnerships and supportive government policies, such as the 80% tax break effective from November 2021 to November 2025 and subsidies ranging from 70,000 baht to 150,000 baht (US$2,000 to US$4,350) for eligible EVs.