On November 3, 2022, the Labour Minister, Mr. Suchart Chomklin, assigned the Assistant Minister from the Prime Minister’s Office performing duties for the Ministry of Labour, Mr. Pornsak Charoenprasert, the Labour Minister’s Advisors, Mr. Pairote Wongprom, Dr. Aek Asavarekha, and Mr. Thanakrit Jirivipakorn, and delegation to visit Ubon Ratchathani Province to visit the Chong Mek Customs Checkpoint, Sirindhorn District, Ubon Ratchathani Province. The visit was to listen to information about the movement of foreign workers into Thailand after opening the Thai-Laos international border checkpoint (Chong Mek checkpoint). The Chong Mek Customs Checkpoint Officer, Mr. Wanlop Chuiraksa, welcomed. Pol. Col. Chatchai Samnieng, the Ubon Ratchathani Provincial Immigration Superintendent reported the labour mobility after opening the Thai-Laos international border checkpoint (Chong Mek checkpoint), Sirindhorn District, Ubon Ratchathani Province. The Head of the International Communicable Disease Control Checkpoint in Ubon Ratchathani Province Thai-Laos international border checkpoint (Chong Mek checkpoint) reported the prevention of COVID-19 for migrating foreign workers into Thailand.
On November 4, 2022, the Assistant Minister from the Prime Minister’s Office performing duties for the Ministry of Labour, Mr. Pornsak Charoenprasert, chaired the meeting for the heads of government agencies under the Ministry of Labour in Ubon Ratchathani Province at the meeting room at the Ubon Ratchathani Skill Development Institute 7. The meeting’s objective was to monitor the implementation of the Ministry of Labour’s policies by agencies under the Ministry of Labour following the Labour Minister’s orders. The President of the Ubon Ratchathani Chamber of Commerce, Mr. Mongkol Chulatas, joined the meeting to provide information on the economic situation and labour issues and discussed ways to help flood victims in Ubon Ratchathani Province. The Assistant Minister shared the Labour Minister Mr. Suchart Chomklin’s concern and encouragement to enterprises, employees, and people affected by the flood. All agencies under the Ministry of Labour have been instructed to work with agencies and network partners in all sectors to help businesses, employees, and people affected by flooding in the area as best as possible. The Provincial Labour Protection and Welfare Office and the Provincial Social Security Office have taken care of the benefits of those affected by the cessation of business by establishments during the COVID-19 pandemic and offered measures to remedy workers affected by the flood. The Ubon Ratchathani Institute of Skill Development 7 has conducted vocational training and arranged a mobile service unit to help flood victims, such as repairing electrical appliances, vehicles, and agricultural equipment. He also emphasized the Labour Minister’sstrict policies in permitting foreign workers to work in Thailand to ensure they are followed correctly and prevent authorities from getting involved in the illegal importation of foreign workers and human trafficking.
Division of Public Relations
5 November 2022