Migrants expected to meet demand for unskilled labour in Chon Buri

The number of unskilled migrant workers in Chon Buri province is expected to increase significantly, by about 30,000 annually over the next three years, driven by the government’s Eastern Economic Corridor development project. The EEC is expected to attract more private investment as well as labourers into the province as the government develops infrastructure projects in the Eastern region, including installation of a high-speed rail route from Bangkok to Pattaya and Rayong and the upgrade of Map Ta Phut military air base into commercial U-tapao International Airport. Chon Buri Governor Pakarathorn Thienchai said his province was one of those in the Eastern region targeted by the government with the aim of stimulating the country’s overall economy. 

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