The lingering labour crunch in the construction and property sectors is expected to worsen early next year when illegal Myanmar migrants are no longer allowed to work in Thailand.
"Labourers from Myanmar are the major pool in the construction sector," said Issara Boonyoung, president of the Housing Business Association. "A stricter rule requiring only Myanmar workers with passports to work legally in Thailand will hit the construction sector hard."
Many Myanmar people are of minority groups and it is difficult to prove their nationalities.
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