Ministry of Labour’s agencies inspect industrial park in Lamphun Province

Date: 
Tuesday, 10 January 2012

 

                  

       Mr. Somkiat Chayasriwong, Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Labour, reveals that he has learned from Lamphun Provincial Office of Labour that in late December 2011, chiefs of ministry of labour’s agencies in the province inspected enterprises in Northern Industrial Park, including Hoya Glass Disk Co., Ltd. (Thailand), Murata Electronics Co., Ltd. (Thailand), and Sahapat Groups Industries in order to learn their industrial development plans.


 

The Northern Industrial Park houses some 75 firms, mostly Japanese ones, employing some 46,000 workers. Most of them are electronic devices manufacturing firms for exports with annual production value of over 40 billions baht. The industrial park wants all its firms to have quality and eco-friendly production process, which meets waste management standard. To achieve this, it systematically keeps inspecting all the firms.

 

The permanent secretary of labour ministry and Lamphun Governor Mr. Surachai Khan-arsa, say they concern about narcotic and social problems in the Northern Industrial Park and other industrial estates in the country; Thus, they organize the Drug-Free Workplaces Program in industrial estates nationwide and work closely with relevant agencies to take care of the problems.

 

Being a home to the Northern Industrial Park, Lamphun is regarded as an Industrial Province. It has some 363,824 people aged over 15, consisting of 177,477 males and 186,347 females. Of these 281,558 are in working age while 82,266 are not far away from it. For those employed, 109,515 or 39 percent work in agricultural sector -- consisting of 63,660 males, and 45,855 females --, and 171,005 or 61 percent work in non-agricultural sector –consisting of 80,171 males and 90,834 females. The province has altogether 1,873 firms, employing 73,478 workers – consisting of 29,988 males and 43,490 females.

 

 “Thai workers, the factor of production, the national economic resource”

 

Information Dissemination Bureau

 

/Nareib Saradecha -- News