Thailand’s Prime Minister, General Prayut Chan-o-cha, presided over and acted as a witness in the signing ceremony of Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on integration project for life quality development of vulnerable groups at household level with 12 ministries and 1 organization. Mrs. Silapasuai Rawisaengsun, Permanent Secretary for the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA), was the representative of the BMA in signing the MOU.

The signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) aimed to integrate cooperation to holistically and inclusively help vulnerable group, which refers to poor families, elderly people, persons with disabilities, bedridden patients, homeless people, and people who face difficulties or hardships, in all dimensions so that they can exercise their rights and have access to social welfare. Life quality of the vulnerable group will be enhanced, so that they have a secured life, happy family and sustainability through self-reliance, with the use of database of vulnerable group at household level and national level derived from all cooperating organizations. The MOU shall become effective upon the date this MOU is signed and the cooperation shall exist for the period of 5 years (2021 – 2025).

Scope of cooperation of the BMA includes providing supports on maintaining public cleanliness and orderliness, public disaster prevention and mitigation, improvement and redevelopment of slums, public health, family health, medical care and treatment, provision of education, as well as public welfare and vocational promotion. The BMA has promoted and developed good quality of life for all people and provided appropriate social welfare system for poor families, elderly people, persons with disabilities, bedridden patients, homeless people, and people who face difficulties or hardships in order that they have security and stability in life, be able to rely on themselves, and live happily according to the BMA vision to make Bangkok as a city for all.

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