BANGKOK, 30 July 2015 (NNT) - Labour Minister Surasak Karnjanarat has signed two agreements with his Vietnamese counterpart to promote labour cooperation that will be used as a pattern for labour cooperation with three other neighboring countries - Laos, Cambodia, and Myanmar.
The two agreements cover cooperation in four fields namely skilled labour development, labour import and export, academic support for labourers and such general matters as travels and future cooperation.
During their discussion, Labour Minister Surasak informed his Vietnamese counterpart that Thailand still needs more workers in the construction and fishery sectors. The latter replied that Vietnamese workers were also interested in working in Thailand due to higher payment. However, chances of Vietnamese labour to work here depend of the demand by Thai entrepreneurs.
Surasak urged fishing operators wishing to hire Vietnamese workers to submit their request at nearby Provincial Employment Offices or directly contact the Department of Employment, Ministry of Labour.
The minister indicated that the Thai government has planned to streamline its import-export of labour with all neighboring countries. On September 2nd, the Ministry of Labour is to host the Ministerial Conference on Labour Cooperation in CLMTV in which Thailand will discuss the initiative with Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam.