Title : Diesel tax exemption extended
The cabinet has agreed to extend the exemption of diesel from excise tax for another month, to March 31, Pakdihan Himathongkam, deputy government spokesman, said on Wednesday.
The excise tax exemption on diesel was to expire on Feb 29.
Mr Pakdihan said the decision was aimed at reducing the burden of fuel costs on the people at a time of rising global oil prices.
The cabinet will consider whether to further extend the excise tax exemption on diesel before the end of March, the spokesman said.