Almost 30,000 Thai workers have been sent to fill overseas positions in various countries during the first 6 months of fiscal 2023. Their earnings have resulted in more than 100 billion baht of remittances to Thailand. For the month of May, the government aims to send another 1,400 workers abroad.
Prime Minister Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha expressed his appreciation for the work of all agencies that were relevant to the exportation of Thai workers during the first 6 months of fiscal year 2023 (October 2022-March 2023). He indicated the Department of Employment authorized overseas work for 29,395 Thai workers during the period and facilitated the transfer of 120 billion baht of their income back to Thailand through the Bank of Thailand system.
The prime minister noted the labor sector was an important mechanism in driving the economy. Aside from sending remittances back to Thailand, the overseas workers bring back knowledge and technology they became familiarized with abroad and this contributes to national development. Gen. Prayut asserted the government is ready to support lawful overseas employment of quality Thai workers.
Government spokesman Anucha Burapachaisri said the government is committed to supporting the potential of Thai workers. He said another 1,400 workers will be sent overseas this month. For 2023, Thailand has a target to send 11,300 workers to 3 primary destinations that include the Republic of Korea, Israel and Japan. In the first 3 months of 2023, Thailand has already sent over 3,637 workers to the three countries. (NNT)