Saturday, June 14, 2014

Thailand to build villages for migrant workers

BANGKOK, June 12 -- Thailand’s Department of Employment (DOE) plans to establish villages for migrant workers, starting in Samut Sakhon and Ranong provinces.
DOE Director-General Pravit Khiengpol said on Wednesday that the department is set to establish villages for migrant workers in provinces where a large number of migrants are working, in accordance with the policy of the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) which is aimed to effectively solve the problems related to migrant workers in Thailand, including brokers' exploitation and health issues.
According to Mr Pravit, DOE, in cooperation with concerned departments under the Ministry of Labour, Ministry of Public Health and National Security, will bring together migrant workers from several communities within the same province and appoint a community leader for each village who will be responsible for policy implementation.
The project is set to begin within two months in the central province of Samut Sakhon and the southern province of Ranong where a large number of Myanmar migrant workers have been recruited.

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