Bhutan and Thailand collaborates for more skillful workforces
In order to promote private sector and address the challenges related to shortages of skilled workforce in the country, Lyonchhen had requested Mr. Aree Chavalitcheewingul, who was in Bhutan couple of weeks ago, to train Bhutanese in the related field.
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between Sonam Wangchuk, Secretary, Ministry of Labour and Human Resources (MoLHR) and Mr. Aree Chavalitcheewingul, Vice President – Regional Business of SCG Cement – Building Materials, in the presence of the Prime Minister of Bhutan and Dr. Atchaka Sibunruang, Minister of Industry, the Royal Thai Government in Bangkok on 9th October, 2016.
Bhutan and Thailand via SCG and Construction Institute of Thailand (CIT) with the aim to exchange knowledge and ideas, particularly in construction and building skills for a basic infrastructure in order to create a skillful workforces for Bhutan,
Mr. Sonam Wangchuk, Secretary with the Ministry of Labour and Human Resources said: “Through this MoU, we are laying foundations for long and enduring partnership between MoLHR and the Construction Institute of Thailand & SCG. One of the main hindrances in the private sector development has been the shortage of skilled human resources.”
Mr. Aree Chavalitcheewingul, Vice President – Regional Business of SCG Cement – Building Materials, said: “SCG really appreciates that the government of Bhutan has opened the door of opportunity for us to use our capability to develop skilled workforces for the Kingdom of Bhutan, by exchanging ideas and transferring experiences in building and construction work. This collaboration will raise the level of effectiveness regarding construction and building industry for both countries. With a purpose of creating a social and en- vironmental sustainable development, I believe that we will be able to increase the quality of life for people and the economic value for both countries.”
“The signing of MoU would definitely provide opportunities for the Bhutanese youth to not only acquire requisite quality skills but also gain enough experiences through internship and on the job training program which in turn would contribute towards meeting immediate skills need of the construction sector of Bhutan” Mr. Sonam Wangchuk added.
The SCG Companies is one of the leading manufacturers of building materials in Thailand and international market, with wider varieties of knowledge; know how, techniques and experiences in construction sector.