On March 9, 2021, Deputy Labour Minister Prof. Narumol Pinyosinwat attended the meeting of the coordinating subcommittee to expedite solutions to the problems of the Assembly of the Poor No. 1/2021. The meeting took place at Meeting Room 109, 1st floor, Government Houses, to join and consider the requests that the Assembly of the Poor submitted to the subcommittee to expedite the problem solving as an urgent case.
Prof. Narumol said that the government led by Prime Minister General Prayuth Chan-ocha has prepared a Memorandum of Agreement and Understanding between the government and the Assembly of the Poor and has appointed a coordinating subcommittee to expedite solutions to problems of the Assembly of the Poor (AOP). Deputy Prime Minister General Prawit Wongsuwan serves as the chairman of the board, which serves as a director to accelerate the operations and continue to follow up on solutions to the Assembly of the Poor’s problems. However, there is still a request from the AOP that there is a delay in resolving it. This caused small farmers who are members of the AOP to face constant poverty, leading to a difficult life, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic. The problem is becoming more and more severe. Therefore, today’s meeting aims to urgently monitor and resolve the problems for the workforce to have a better life and receive help from the government to escape poverty.
The Deputy Labour Minister added that this meeting has issues to consider and accelerate solutions for, including the presentation of a Memorandum of Understanding between the government and the Assembly of the Poor to set a guideline to alleviate the grievances of the AOP, consisting of 15 problems for the approval of the Cabinet and the relevant government agencies to comply with the Cabinet’s Resolution. This also includes the issue of cutting rubber trees in Trang, Phatthalung, and Nakhon Si Thammarat, the announcement of the non-hunting area in Kudting, Bueng Kan, the project proposal to resolve the impact of government policy and revitalize the economy, and rural communities of the Assembly of the Poor, issues at the state property in Nong Nam Khun, Khon Kaen, and problems of the Hua Na Project in Sisaket. The coordination will be expedited, and cooperation will be discussed with relevant agencies to achieve concrete success in response to the issues and continue to create long-term sustainability.
“Please be assured that the government is ready to give full assistance and support actions to resolve any problems that arise. The government aims to solve poverty resulting from the impacts of government policies. The Ministry of Labour’s Department of Skill Development is ready to support professional skills development, for workers to be able to build a career, earn an income, and cope with changing situations quickly, as well as to take part in the revival and to strengthen the foundation of the economy,” concluded the Deputy Labour Minister.
Source: Ministry of Labour