Minister of Labour Meets Thai Counterparts and Cambodian Migrant Workers

Minister of Labour and Vocational Training has urged Cambodian migrant workers in Thailand to be productive and those undocumented to apply for their work permit.

H.E. Ith Samheng made the call recently when leading his delegation for a visit to Thailand to meet with his counterparts and with Cambodian migrant workers at a factory in the country's Samut Prakan province.

The Royal Government of Thailand, he said, has been reinforcing legality of migrant workers in the country and understandingly given a six month timeframe � July 2017 to January 2018 � for undocumented Cambodian workers to apply for their legal work permit.

The two governments are cooperating to provide application service in ten key locations with most Cambodian migrants in Thailand.

H.E. Ith Samheng encouraged all Cambodian migrant workers to be productive and cooperative with the Thai colleagues and employers, as well as to comply fully with Thailand's laws and regulations.

According to the minister, labour migration is global phenomena. Over one million Cambodians are migrant workers with decent income in Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand.

He emphasised that the migrant workers will be an indispensable assets for Cambodian development when they return to Cambodia � thanks to overseas knowledge, skills and experience they brought with them back home.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press