Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen said despite his busy schedules, he will continue to hold more gatherings with workers and employees to learn more about their well-being.
Addressing to a get-together with workers and employees at the Sihanoukville Special Economic Zone (SSEZ) in Preah Sihanouk province this morning, Samdech Techo Hun Sen said today, he meets with some 24,000 workers in the SSEZ, and he will visit those in other factories after the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Premier also reassured the maintenance of political stability and peace for the development of Cambodia.
Samdech Techo Hun Sen took the opportunity to announce the Royal Government’s policy to provide cash support to female workers in the formal economy under the management of the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training from their pregnancy until their child reaches two years old even though they have social security fund card.
The policy has already been carried out on pregnant women in the informal economy (poor women), recalled the Premier, adding that the Royal Government has so far spent 105 billion Riel (about US$26 million) to support nearly 500,000 families.
Samdech Techo Hun Sen also asked H.E. Aun Pornmoniroth, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy and Finance to look into the possibility of increasing the allowance.
Textiles, garments, and footwear industries are the backbone of Cambodia’s economy and the country’s key largest employers.
After the get-together, Samdech Techo Prime Minister and Chinese Ambassador visited an exhibition on SSEZ’s achievements and presided over the inauguration ceremony of a tyre factory to cheer the 10-year founding anniversary of Belt and Road Initiative.