On November 25, 2021, Labour Minister Mr. Suchart Chomklin assigned the Labour Minister’s Advisor, Mrs. Thiwalrat Angkinan, to preside over the opening of the project to raise awareness about the prevention of human trafficking and the labour volunteer’s anti-drug project in Phetchaburi Province for the 2022 fiscal year. The project was launched to provide labour volunteers with the knowledge and understanding of the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act B.E. 2551 and amendments on the issue of forced labour or public relations services, inviting enterprises to recognize the importance and participate in drug prevention and problem-solving activities. There were 100 participants in the project. The occasion took place at the Royal Diamond Hotel, Rai Som Subdistrict, Mueang District, Phetchaburi Province.
Mrs. Thiwalrat said that the government under the leadership of Prime Minister and Minister of Defense General Prayuth Chan-ocha, and the Ministry of Labour under the supervision of Deputy Prime Minister General Prawit Wongsuwan has focused on driving policies to resolve human trafficking and drug prevention initiatives. Human trafficking and drug problems are national security problems. The Ministry of Labour is regarded as a key agency at the policy level in preventing human trafficking, and in carrying out protection and resolution to drug problems in the workplace. Therefore, all sectors must work together to solve human trafficking and drug problems, to not affect people’s well-being.
“Today, the Labour Minister Mr. Suchart Chomklin assigned me to chair the opening of the training to provide labour volunteers with the knowledge and understanding of the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act B.E. 2551 and its amendments on forced labour or public relations services to invite organizations to recognize the importance and participate in drug prevention and troubleshooting activities. It also allows organizations to apply the knowledge gained to consult and advise workers in workplaces with less than ten employees and informal workers. It also creates awareness of the implementation on the prevention of forced labour and human trafficking in the area by the subdistrict-level labour volunteer mechanism,” concluded Mrs. Thiwalrat.
From there, the Labour Minister’s Advisor traveled to King Mongkut’s Hospital in Phetchaburi to deliver five mobile restrooms. Dr. Pichet Puakpankitcharoen, Director of King Mongkut’s Hospital in Phetchaburi, received the donations. The restrooms will help COVID-19 patients and those who cannot help themselves. It is a way of reducing the spread of infection and alleviating the suffering of the patients thoroughly and sufficiently.
Division of Public Relations
25 November 2021