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Permanent Secretary of Labour Joins Government And Private Sector Meeting to Drive Expansion of Thai Labour Market Abroad to Promote Workers’ Income and Economic Revival

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          On February 4, 2022, Labour Minister Mr. Suchart Chomklin assigned Permanent Secretary of Labour, Mr. Boonchob Suttamanaswong, to chair the meeting of the Joint Government and Private Sector Committee to drive the operation of expanding the Thai labour market to foreign countries No. 1/2020. The meeting considered setting guidelines for promoting labour cooperation, labour market expansion, and protection of the benefits of workers traveling to work abroad. It also set guidelines for promoting the development of Thai labour quality following the needs of the labour market in foreign countries. The meeting took place at the Tian Atchakul Meeting Room, 10th floor, Department of Employment, Ministry of Labour.

          Mr. Boonchob Suttamanaswong said that Labour Minister Mr. Suchart Chomklin has the policy to drive the export of Thai workers to work abroad in large numbers. The effort will encourage Thai workers to have jobs and restore the country’s economy to be better in line with the government’s policy in solving unemployment and promoting employment and choice for Thai workers. Working abroad is not just about sending money back, but it also introduces science, skills, and craftsmanship to new technologies. Workers can return to apply their new skills and knowledge to develop the country. Thai workers are in demand by foreign employers as they have discipline in their work and good skills. In addition, Thailand has managed the COVID-19 pandemic well.

          President of the Thai Overseas Manpower Association, Ms. Aranya Sakulkosol, said that the Thai Overseas Manpower Association and the private sector thanks the Labour Minister for supporting the establishment of a joint public-private sector committee to drive the expansion of the Thai labour market to foreign countries. The association is ready to accept the Labour Minister’s policy and work with the government to open the Thai labour market to work abroad. In the past, many countries have been interested in Thai workers.


Division of Public Relations
4 February 2022