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Construction workers are so scarce these days that developers are doing all they can to prevent their employees from being snatched by other operators to work on the government's planned megaprojects. 

"Anyone planning to build a house should do it now. It's bad enough now that the construction industry faces a severe shortage of labour," said Chakporn Oonjitt, executive director of the Construction Institute of Thailand.

"But it's going to be even worse next year, when large companies are going to steal workers away to work on the government megaprojects."

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