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Megaprojects expected to worsen already-bad labour crunch

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The government's planned infrastructure projects will likely exacerbate the country's labour shortage in the coming years, warn industry experts. 

The situation may worsen starting from next year when the 2-trillion-baht infrastructure projects begin, said Tanit Sorat, a vice-chairman of the Federation of Thai Industries.

The National Economic and Social Development Board said the projects will need 530,000 workers, 56% of whom are semi-skilled. The rest are unskilled labourers (37%) and skilled workers (7%).

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