Labour Minister Mr. Suchart Chomklin assigned his Advisor to Prachuap Khiri Khan Province to meet with heads of agencies, to listen to information on driving labour policies. They also visited and encouraged participants in the project to alleviate occupational problems.
On February 9, 2021, at 10.00 hours, at the multipurpose hall, Moo 6, Khao Chao, Pranburi, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Labour Minister Mr. Suchart Chomklin assigned Advisor to the Labour Minister Mrs. Thiwalrat Angkinan to chair the meeting with the heads of government agencies in Prachuap Khiri Khan, local administrative organization leaders and community leaders of Khao Chao Subdistrict. Advisory Board Member to the Labour Minister Mrs. Theanrat Nawamawat also joined the meeting. The Labour Minister said that the government under the leadership of Prime Minister General Prayuth Chan-ocha, and the Ministry of Labour under the supervision of Deputy Prime Minister General Prawit Wongsuwan, gives importance and urgent need to solve problems in various fields involving the workforce, companies, and the general public. Today, Labour Minister Mr. Suchart Chomklin assigned his Advisor to visit the area to monitor the drivers of labour policies at the provincial level, asking all agencies to work closely together and monitor the situation. In particular, to monitor the number of workers and companies affected by Covid-19 to rehabilitate workers at the provincial level, acting as a center in all aspects. This includes making action plans, providing labour information at the provincial level, and integrating with provincial agencies and network partners, including labour volunteers who link to the Ministry of Labour’s services in the community.
In the afternoon, Mrs. Thiwalrat also observed the projects to alleviate Prachuap Khiri Khan’s occupational problems for 2021. The urgent employment activity in constructing gabion box water retarding dams is 20 meters wide and 1 meter high. There are two areas with 10 participants each, for a total of 20 people. The activity provides urgent employment for the unemployed, people with no income, and those with occupational distress, providing temporary work by hiring them to do various jobs related to the public interest or employing them in another job which is approved by the Provincial Natural Disaster Victims Center Committee of the Ministry of Labour. Participants are paid a daily allowance of 300 Baht per day, not exceeding ten days per person.
Mr. Phattharachai Chareonchit, 42, participated in the urgent employment activity to construct gabion box water retarding dams. He heard the news from the village headsman. He said that the project is beneficial to villagers in slowing down the water as most of the villagers have a career in agriculture, growing durian, tomatoes, and other vegetables and fruits. Therefore, it is necessary to use water for agriculture and consumption. He would like the Ministry of Labour to have this project again because he also earned at least 300 Baht a day in addition to helping the villagers have a career. He sees the importance of water for daily life as well.
Mr. Petchporn Komolrit, 50, from Kamnan, Khao Chao, Pranburi, Prachuap Khiri Khan thanked the Ministry of Labour for bringing the villagers’ urgent employment program in the area to benefit them directly. The activity blocks the dam to slow down the water at a low cost, making water for consumption and use in agriculture all year round.
Prachuap Khiri Khan has 267,842 workers, 264,049 of whom are employed, and 3,607 are unemployed. There are 3,557 companies registered under Social Security Section 33. There are 56,868 insured persons under Section 33, 10,847 persons under Section 39 and 25,346 persons under Section 40. The province has 26,589 foreign workers. The Ministry of Labour’s Center for the Covid-19 Situation Administration at the provincial level has provided proactive Covid-19 screening in 76 companies for 1,189 employees. A total of 513 companies were closed per the government’s instruction, impacting 2,528 employees. Most of them were businesses in human health, food and beverage services, education, sports, entertainment, recreation, and museums. Five establishments underwent a workforce reduction and temporary cessation under Section 75, affecting 926 employees. Fifty-eight companies ceased operations impacting 613 insured persons for 3,059,704 Baht.
Source: Ministry of Labour