MOL Inspector-General Visits Insurers at Chiang Rai Prachanukroh and Kasemrat Sriburin and Visits Lanna Handicraft Group in San Pu Loei in Phayao

Wednesday, 21 August 2019
          In the afternoon of August 20, 2019, the Ministry of Labour's Inspector-General Mr. Apinya Sujarittanan, the Social Security Office’s Inspector-General Mrs. Pidsamai Nithipaiboon and heads of the Ministry of Labour’s agencies in Chiang Rai, visited insurers who gave birth at Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital and ill insurers being treated at Kasemrad Sriburin General Hospital. The visit was on the occasion of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit, the Queen Mother’s birthday.

          Later, the committee visited Lanna's handicraft group in Ban San Pu Loei, San Pa Muang, Mueang, Phayao. The group members had passed the skill training in peacock handicraft souvenir making, organized and supported by the Phayao Skill Development Office in the 2019 budget. President of Pracharat Rak Samakkhi Phayao (Social Enterprise) Mr. Charat Suttikulutra, Chairman of Lanna's Craft Group in San Pu Loei Mrs. Suphara Kanthawong, Provincial Labour Director Mrs. Suwara Pongpanyanet and Director of the Phayao Skill Development Office Mr. Sermsak Potjanakarun, also joined the visit. 
          The Lanna Handicraft Group, Ban San Pu Loei, has 45 members. The main products are handcraft souvenirs from natural materials such as water hyacinth and bamboo, which are easily found around the local areas of Phayao. The souvenirs are made in the form of lucky bags, handbags, document folders, cloth bags and metal picture frames forming with bamboo and weaved with the identity of Phayao with the Thai peacock symbol, which is the animal representative of Phayao. The image of an elephant, naga, Garuda or the image of Phaya Ngum, the former ruler of Phayao, is formed from aluminum sheet sheets that are hammered into a low relief image. This is the traditional wisdom of Lanna Thai craftsmanship The Phayao Skill Development Office has helped to develop skills for the group members, in collaboration with Pracharat Rak Samakkhi Phayao, which helps to find funding sources for product development and market sourcing. It also helps create networks with various groups, such as local textile fabrics and Tai Lue woven fabrics to decorating their own products, by buying, finding or exchanging materials within the network. This will create jobs and cash flow in the province, and at the same time, create a new hybrid product that is different and another choice for customers. 
Division of Public Relations
21 August 2019