Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen has vowed to maintain and create jobs for Cambodians and continue supporting the welfare of workers.
He reaffirmed the stand in his recent message to cheer the May 1 International Labour Day, unveiling that despite the happening threat of COVID-19, the Royal Government of Cambodia has been working very hard to maintain existing jobs and create new vacancies.
According to Samdech Techo Prime Minister, about 1,103 new manufacturers have begun their operation offering an additional of around 60,000 jobs.
The National Employment Agency has registered 17,201 job finders and coordinated the recruitment announcements for 184,808 vacancies, let alone its achievements in matching grassroots labour forces with the local job demands.
As of 2020, the government has licensed the operation of 5,484 career promotion organisations, added Samdech Techo Prime Minister.
The welfare of workers is also a priority of Samdech Techo Prime Minister as well as the Royal Government of Cambodia.
To witness their work challenges, Samdech Techo Prime Minister from 2017 to 2019 made site visits to nearly one million workers across Cambodia, and has pushed through necessary measures to address the issues identified.
While rolling out the social security schemes to support workers, the government has also provided special cash assistance to marginalised women for their healthy child delivery, and between 2018 and 2020, over 216,200 women benefited from this.
Signifying the value of workers for social and economic development, Cambodia has observed the International Labour Day (May 1) since 1979, right after the fall of the genocidal Khmer Rouge regime.
Source: Agency Kampuchea Press