Mr. Ananchai Uthaiwattanachep, Director-General of the Department of Labor Protection and Welfare revealed that according to the announcement of the Office of the Prime Minister on the issuance of the letter of the boatman under the Fisheries Act, BE 2560, which requires employers in the fishing industry to pay monthly and pay by bank transfer effective from November 1, 2017, to facilitate the employees to withdraw money to spend on a daily basis. The Department of Labor Protection and Welfare has coordinated with commercial banks to set up automatic cash dispensers (ATMs) at the 32 PIPO control centers in 22 coastal provinces. Currently, the installation has completed 31 centers, 80 cabinets, still another 1 Center, which is not installed in Satun.
The Director General of the Department of Labor Protection and Welfare said that on January 5, 2018, the Department of Labor Protection and Welfare has entered the PIPO Center in Satun province to acknowledge the obstacles in installing ATMs such centers stay away from the community. The Department of Labor Protection and Welfare is seeking solutions by coordinating with commercial banks, install ATMs at Taijinhod Rafting in Satun, which is just a short distance away. And there are more fishing boats docked. It is convenient and safe for the bank and employees. The bank will install it as soon as possible.