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PM outlines governments efforts to help people amid the pandemic in Labour Day address


Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha said his government was working hard to control the pandemic, stimulate the economy and help people in vulnerable groups affected by the pandemic.

In a statement on National Labour Day on Saturday, the PM sent his best regards to all labourers who he said contributed to the country’s economic and social development.

“Due to the ongoing outbreak of Covid-19, the government has to cancel all labour day activities for another year for the safety of all labourers and the general public,” he said.

“The 'Rao Mai Ting Kan' [We Don't Leave Anyone Behind], 'Kon La Khreung' [Let's Go Halves], 'Rao Chana' [We Win] and 'Mor33 Rao Rak Kan' [Section33 We Love Each Other] were all schemes implemented to help labourers in all groups,” Prayut added.

“We have also reduced social security contribution, utility bills and interest rates of several loan programmes to make sure that everyone can stay strong and overcome this crisis together.”

Prayut added that the government would continue to promote labour protection and benefits to be at the same level as international standards, as well as provide necessary training and development programmes to improve labour skills in accordance with market demands when the Covid-19 situation improves.

“I would like to urge every labourer to take care of their health in the new normal by wearing face masks, maintaining social distancing, washing your hands regularly, eating freshly cooked foods and avoiding going to crowded spaces,” said Prayut.

“Lastly, I wish everyone a healthy body and strong spirit to help drive the country forward steadily into the future.”

Published : May 01, 2021

By : THE NATION