Over 100,000 Migrant Workers Legally Registered In Thailand

BANGKOK, July 16 (Bernama) - A total of 102,952 migrant workers have been legally registered at 19 one-stop registration centres in 13 provinces, Thai News Agency (TNA) reported.

Department of Employment director-general Sumet Sumet Mahosot said of the total, 98,816 workers were registered at 13 centres in 12 provinces with the highest number in Bangkok's neighbouring Samut Sakhon province.

The first official one-stop service centre was opened in the province, which saw 16,709 workers turning up on Tuesday.

A service centre at the Thai-Japanese Bangkok Youth Centre in Din Daeng area was among six centres that opened for registration in the capital on Tuesday.

"Legal registration of migrant workers in Bangkok has continued smoothly after some teething problems," said permanent secretary for Labour, Jirasuk Sugandhajati on Wednesday.

Jirasuk said that each centre should register between 1,000 and 1,500 workers on July 16.


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