Discussion and Adoption of Payment and Benefit Adjustment for Workers with Disabilities

Senior official from the Ministry of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation has chaired a review, discussion and adoption of draft decision on payment and benefit adjustment for workers with disabilities at Persons with Disabilities Foundation (PwDF).

H.E. Sao Len, Director General of the ministry's General Department of Administration and Finance chaired the meeting taking place yesterday at PwDF office here in Phnom Penh.

This is another move resulted by the effort of the Royal Government of Cambodia in promoting the welfare of people with disabilities.

According to the report from the implementation of the 2014-2018 National Disability Strategic Plan, 2,839 Cambodians with disabilities, 756 of them are female, have been employed across 40 ministries and state institutions.

Another 3,475 � including 1,947 women � are working in 77 private companies, and some 22,100 others, 8,878 are female, have been enrolled in different forms of education, from kindergarten to university level.

Improvement of living condition of people with disabilities from all walks of life is being paid high attention by the Royal Government of Cambodia, particularly through the Ministry of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation.

Operating under the supervision of the Ministry of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation and the Ministry of Economy and Finance, Persons with Disabilities Foundation is a public administrative institution established to provide and manage services for persons with disabilities in Cambodia.

Based on the latest available figure, there are nearly 150,000 of people with disabilities in Cambodia.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press