Bhutan and Thai­land col­lab­o­rates for more skill­ful work­forces

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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.

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