341,BAAC, CP to help farmers lift output-hesco bastion,000 flood-hit workers re-employed
Published: 2/12/2011 at 04:01 PM
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More than 341,000 workers have been re-employed by flood-hit factories nationwide since the floodwaters began to recede, Labour Protection and Welfare Department director-general Arthit Ismo said Friday.
Mr Arthit said 14,砖带网,749 factories hit by the flood deluge in 31 provinces have now restarted production and taken back 341,285 workers.
However,razor barbed wire mesh, 39 auto-parts factories in flood-hit industrial estates had shutdown and terminated employment contracts with 10,957 workers – 30 factories in Ayutthaya province with 8,789 workers,石笼网, six in Pathum Thani with 1,678 workers,Hexagonal Wire Mesh,Bangkok flooding passes critical point PM-HESCO, two in Chachoengsao with 459 workers, one in Saraburi with 31 workers,Thailand’s Water Management to Be Improved -苗床, said Mr Arthit.
To help these laid-off workers, the Labour Ministry had launched a ”Friends Help Friends” project under which they could be employed for two to three months in provinces that were not hit by the flooding.
A total of 599 factories in 46 provinces had signed on for the scheme with 71,112 jobs available. So far, a total of 11,775 affected workers had applied, he said.
Further information was availabe on the ministry’s website: www.labour.go.th or contact hotline 1546.
Labour Minister Padermchai Sasomsap said workers whose employment contracts had been terminated would not be jobless.
Mr Padermchai said there was nothing to worry about because these workers would get compensation and other benefits if they are unemployed. The ministry also has more than 100,000 jobs available for them.
The ministry had an agreement with the flood-affected industrial plants that they must not lay off workers if they want assistance from the government,welded mesh machine, he said.
Many manufacturers had agreed to resume operations and continue hiring their workers, he said.
“What I am concerned about now is a possible worker shortage problem.
“This is because some workers might not return to work due to concerns that the factories might be flooded and closed again,” said the minister.
Rojana Industrial Estate in Ayuttthaya province has been hit by the great flood. (Photo Sunthorn Pongpao)
Military Barriers/Hesco Bastions
The QIAOSHI’s Military Barriers or Hesco Bastions is a modern gabion used for flood control and military fortification. It is made of a collapsible wire meshes container and heavy duty fabric liner, and used as a temporary to semi-permanent dike or barrier against blast or small-arms. One of the less heralded life- and labor-saving devices of war, it is used on nearly every United States Military base in Iraq as well as on NATO bases in Afghanistan.
Originally designed for use on beaches and marshes for erosion and flood control, the Hesco Bastion quickly became a popular security device in the 1990s.
Assembling the Hesco Bastion entails unfolding it and (if available) using a front end loader to fill it with sand, dirt or gravel. The placement of the barrier is generally very similar to the placement of a sandbag barrier or earth berm except that room must generally be allowed for the equipment used to fill the barrier. The main advantage of Military Barrier, strongly contributing to their popularity with troops and flood fighters, is the quick and easy setup. Previously, people had to fill sandbags, a slow undertaking, with one worker filling about 20 sandbags per hour. Workers using Military Barrier and a front end loader can do ten times the work of those using sandbags.
The Hesco Barrier come in a variety of sizes. Most of the barriers can also be stacked, and they are shipped collapsed in compact sets. Example dimensions of typical configurations are 46″ x 36″ x 32 (1.4m x 1.1m x 9.8m) to 7 x 5 x 100 (2.1m x 1.5m x 30m).
A new system of Hesco Bastion developed specially for military use is deployed from a container, which is dragged along the line of ground where the barrier is to be formed, unfolding up to several hundred meters of barrier in minutes,kanaami, ready for filling with soil by a backhoe.
Filled with sand, 60 centimetres (24 inches) of barrier thickness will stop rifle bullets and shell fragments. It takes 1.5 metres (five feet) of thickness to prevent penetration by a rocket propelled grenade round. Approximately 1.2 metres (four feet) of thickness provides protection against most car bombs.