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Labour Minister Assigns Advisor to Commence Training on the Promotion of Welfare for Elderly Workers to Improve their Quality of Life

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          On June 24, 2022, Labour Minister Mr. Suchart Chomklin assigned the Labour Minister’s Advisor, Mrs. Thiwalrat Angkinan, to preside over the opening ceremony of the training program for the promotion of welfare for elderly workers to improve the quality of life. Mayor of Ban Lat Subdistrict, Air Chief Marshal Apichart Kaewkosol, President of Samor Phlue Subdistrict Administrative Organization, Mr. Chat Sanghiranphada, heads of government agencies under the Ministry of Labour in Phetchaburi Province, and representatives of local agencies participated in the occasion. The event took place at the meeting room of the Ban Lat Agricultural Cooperative Co., Ltd., Ban Lat Subdistrict, Ban Lat District, Phetchaburi Province.
          Mrs. Thiwalrat said that the government under the leadership of Prime Minister and Minister of Defense General Prayuth Chan-ocha, the Ministry of Labour under the supervision of Deputy Prime Minister General Prawit Wongsuwan, and the Labour Minister Mr. Suchart Chomklin, give importance to workers of all genders and ages. The workforce plays an important role in driving the economy to be able to compete with other countries. The Ministry of Labour is focused on elderly workers and therefore assigned the Department of Labour Protection and Welfare by the Office of Labour Protection and Welfare in Phetchaburi Province to implement welfare promotion projects to improve the quality of life of elderly workers to prepare them for a good quality of life after retirement.
          Mrs. Thiwalrat continued that Thailand is entering an aging society. In Phetchaburi Province, there are 93,990 people aged 60 years and over, from a total of 468,193 people in the province, representing about 20 percent of the Phetchaburi population. The survey of health information from the Office of Statistics found that the health care of the working-age population, among those aged 25 to 59 years, has been neglected, without caring whether they consume all five food groups among the three meals each day. In addition, the population of this age group also exercises less than other age groups, despite the ongoing campaign to exercise for good health. Therefore, it is necessary to prepare them for the elderly age, ensuring they have a good quality of life and as much self-reliance as possible. This would also bring the burden on society to a minimum. Thus, the Phetchaburi Provincial Office of Labour Protection and Welfare’s project is considered a positive contribution to enhancing the body of knowledge and providing necessary labour welfare services to elderly workers to be used as a guideline for living a valuable life with dignity.


Division of Public Relations
24 June 2022