The Deputy Labour Minister led a team to deliver more consumer products and consumables to the construction workers camps and the Oam Ngern community housing in Sai Mai District to alleviate the impact from COVID-19.
On August 5, 2021, Deputy Labour Minister Prof. Narumon Pinyosinwat reported that, as the assignee supervising the Department of Skills Development (DSD) and the Institute for the Promotion of Occupational Safety, Health and Work Environment (Public Organization), they continue to focus on developing the workforce’s potential by creating quality workers by upgrading them to have knowledge and skills that meet the needs of the labour market. They work to provide socially vulnerable workers the access to skill development and to continue to promote sustainability, safety, and health for workers, especially during the COVID-19 period, to survive during the crisis, allowing them to have a career and a sustainable income. The action plan and measures aim to help the workforce is continuing to move forward. The plan is adjusted to the situation to benefit the workforce as much as possible. During this period, the team remains assigned to deliver food boxes to areas affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, including medical personnel, to support the operation. On this occasion, donations were delivered to UWorks 999 Co., Ltd.’s workers camp and the Oam Ngern community housing in Sai Mai District as a part of COVID-19 relief.
The Deputy Labour Minister added that from assigning the team to deliver food boxes on July 26, 2021, the workers camp of UWorks 999 Co., Ltd., located in Soi Watcharaphon 18, Khlong Thanon Sub-District, Sai Mai District, had not received assistance from the government or other relevant agencies as appropriate. Therefore, the team was assigned to deliver more food boxes and consumables, such as rice, dry foods, medicines, masks, alcohol spray, and items for newborns. It is hoped that the items given this time will help workers have a better quality of life during the COVID-19 crisis.
Ms. Somsong Atthanak, a construction worker at the camp of UWork 999 Co., Ltd., said that they were pleased and grateful to the Deputy Labour Minister for helping the workers in this construction worker camp. In the past, those who lived in camps had to live quite a difficult life, as they have been closed until now. The additional items provided will help them to have a better life during this situation.
Division of Public Relations
5 August 2021