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One stop service centres to open in Krabi, Chantaburi, Chumpon, Trang, Trat, Nakorn Sri Thammarat, Naritiwet, Prachuab Kiri Khani, Pattani, Phang Nga, Petchaburi, Phuket, Rangon, Satun, Samut Songkram on 22nd July to 21st August

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MYANMAR BURMA 59903-CAMBODIA 98833-LAOS 24213  MIGRANT WORKERS REGISTERED

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BANGKOK, July 22 — The Thai Ministry of Labour and the Myanmar ambassador to Thailand agreed to set up a working group to speed up nationality verification for Myanmar workers in Thailand.

Jirasuk Sugandhajati, Thai permanent secretary for labour and Myanmar Ambassador to Thailand U Win Maung today discussed the issue of nationality verification.

Mr Jirasuk said if the task is not finished in two months, both sides agree to consider extending the timeframe.

However, Myanmar authorities would divide Myanmar workers in Thailand into two groups — those with complete documents and those without.

This would help Thai authorities to speed up the nationality verification of the migrant workers.

A 10-member working group will be set up to collect information of the migrant workers at their living places because some workers could not complete filling in the forms due to their poor education.

Meanwhile, a labour export association of Myanmar will open more branches to tackle the illegal job brokers question .

Fourth Army chief Lt Gen Walit Rojanapakdi today inspected a one-stop service centre for migrant workers registration in Ranong that began operation today.

About 20,000 migrant workers waited for registration and the facility could serve 600 workers per day. All the workers are Myanmar nationals.

In Krabi province, employers brought a large number of migrant workers to registration at the one-stop service centre at the provincial government complex.

The centre also started operation today. More than 4,300 migrant workers have waited to be registered there and most of them are Myanmar and Cambodian nationals. (MCOT )

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