Prime minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha and his cabinet ministers flew in helicopters to visit Samut Sakhon and Phetchaburi provinces.
The visit was one day ahead of his scheduled mobile cabinet meeting tomorrow aimed at discussing fishery industry and problems relevant to labour, mostly migrant workers in the fishing industry.
In the morning, the prime minister visited the Labour Rights Promotion Network which is taking care of social welfare activities of migrant workers.
The foundation serves as a centre to provide consultant service to migrant workers on legal affairs, and their rights.
During the meeting with migrant workers in Samut Sakhon, the prime minister asked them to respect Thai laws, and to love Thailand as it is the country which provided them jobs.
He said that as the government was trying to resolve human trafficking, illegal working, it needed cooperation not only from state officials, employees , but also from migrant workers.
The prime minister pledged to deal drastically with state officials involved in human trafficking, as well as Thai employers if they wouldn’t cooperate with the government on the issue.
Gen Prayut also talked to children of the migrant workers and their teachers.
He encouraged teachers to promote public awareness, merits and to create a peaceful community so as to prevent rifts.
In the afternoon, the prime minister will proceed to Phetchaburi to follow up several projects on water management and farming.