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Disabled people an untapped source of Thai economic growth, says PM Srettha

Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin vowed to build a society that leaves no group behind on Sunday, as Thailand marked the UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities.In his speech to mark the occasion, Srettha noted that only 6% of working-age disabled people were employed in ...

The Nation Reporter

Poor English is holding Thais back

The month of December is usually one of reflection and planning, and this is exactly what is on the menu after the annual EF English Proficiency Index (EF EPI) released its rankings late last month. In case you’re wondering, EF EPI ranks countries (where English ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

World Bank report offers Thailand a primer on tackling inequality, poverty

Improvement in worker skills and increasing female participation in the labour force are some of the key recommendation for Thailand in the latest World Bank report released on Wednesday.The report, titled “Bridging the Gap: Inequality and Jobs in Thailand”, aims to provide a movement landscape ...

The Nation Reporter

Thailand ranked 'very low' in English proficiency index

Thailand has been ranked 8th, or “very low”, among Asean countries and 101st worldwide in the English Proficiency Index 2023 prepared by EF, a well-known English teaching institute with a worldwide network. Thailand lags not only Singapore, the Philippines and Malaysia but also VIetnam, Indonesia, Myanmar ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

'Society 5.0' needs upskilling: forum

The government should invest more in developing human resources to prepare for the coming of Society 5.0, in which innovative technology and artificial intelligence (Al) will play a key role in driving the global economy, according to the chairman of Global Compact Network Thailand (GCNT).Speaking ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

LGBTQ couples in Thailand to soon have equal legal rights in marriage

The Cabinet on Tuesday endorsed a bill amending the Civil and Commercial Code, so same-sex couples can marry and have the same legal protections and privileges as straight couples.Deputy government spokesman Karom Polpornklang said the amendment bill proposed by the Justice Ministry seeks to allow ...

The Nation Reporter

’30-baht treatment anywhere’ highlight of Thailand’s new ‘quick win’ health policies

The Public Health Ministry has consolidated the 13 national health plans previously proposed into 10 urgent or “quick win” policies, with the “30-baht treatment anywhere” scheme at its centre.The “30-baht treatment anywhere” scheme was part of the key election promises made by the ruling Pheu ...

The Nation Reporter

Thai retirement age could be increased

The increasing elderly population in Thailand is prompting a serious discussion on raising the retirement age beyond 55 to accommodate an “aged society” and deal with an ongoing labour shortage in the country, says the Federation of Thai Industries (FTI). The Labour Ministry is interested in ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Big data healthcare system will deliver better medicine to all Thais

Thailand will have a comprehensive healthcare data system that will give all citizens across the country access to medical services everywhere within a few years, Digital Economy and Society Minister Chaiwut Thanakamanusorn told a press conference on Friday.The remark was made as the country’s Big ...

The Nation Reporter

Thailand will become 'super aged' society by 2036, predicts Dept of Health

Up to 30% of Thailand’s population is expected to cross the “elderly” barrier by 2036, placing it on the list of “super-aged societies”, the Department of Health said.Suwannachai Wattanayingcharoenchai, the department’s director general, made the announcement to mark World Population Day on Tuesday.The United Nations ...

The Nation Reporter

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