By The Nation
The move aligns with a policy of the Government and the Ministry of Transport to expand income to areas nationwide.
The Department's Director-General Pathom Chaloeywares said employment would break into two categories, as follows
1. Maintenance work on roads and offices: repairing holes, mowing grass, cleaning waterways, improving traffic equipment, administration, procurement, and engineering
“This work covers 76 provinces nationwide with a total of 3,336 routes, or 48,597.753 kilometres,” Pathom said. “The department expected to employ 7,230 workers nationwide, creating value for domestic employment throughout the fiscal year 2020 of approximately Bt771.463 million”.
2. Construction work: construction and maintenance of asphalt or concrete roads, highways, closed reinforced concrete drainage structure and bridges, including renovation of community areas.
“The department expected to employ 944 workers nationwide, creating value for domestic employment throughout the fiscal year 2020 of approximately Bt37.009 million,” Pathom said.
He added that when combined, total employment would amount to 8,174 people with a budget of over Bt808.472 million.
“The department plans to employ workers nationwide to stimulate the economy and improve quality of life for rural people,” he said.