Prime Minister Hun Sen visited Phnom Penh SEZ to discuss issues important to workers and gain a better understanding of their concerns.
Phnom Penh, 24th August 2017 - On Wednesday 23rd August 2017, Cambodia’s Prime Minister Samdech Akeak Moha Sena Padey Techo Hun Sencame to Phnom Penh SEZ to meet up with employees in person and announce some key measures in favor of factory workers, decided earlier this month.
Phnom Penh SEZ Chairwoman Lok Chumteav Oknha Lim Chhiv Ho said of the visit:“It was a great honor for me and my team to welcome Samdech Hun Sen at our site. We are delighted to hear he is being closely involved in trying to understand our workers’ concerns and in ensuring their wellbeing in future.”
The event took place within the Phnom Penh SEZ and gathered 16.000 employees. The attendees started arriving from 6AM. The ceremony was opened with the Cambodian National Anthem and the speech from H.E. Ith Sam Heng, Minister of Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training. H.E. explained some of the key milestones in Phnom Penh SEZ’s development of the past 11 years.
Cambodia’s Prime Minister Samdech, during his talk, highlighted some key measures to be enforced shortly, including free 2 years access to public transportation, free healthcare from January 2018 and 120% pay during maternity leaves. He also mentioned he would meet with workers two times on a weekly basis, in order to gain a better understanding of both employers’ and workers’ concerns.
On a more macroeconomic perspective, Samdech Hun Sen draw the attention on his recent incentives to encourage foreign investments in Cambodia, and plan to increase exportation of Cambodia made goods even beyond the currently impressive figures.
Following the event, Samdech Hun Sen went for a visit of a garment factory named Evergreen and a vocational training center CGIT. We deeply appreciate the Prime Minister’s visiting, and will continuously try our best effort to contribute to Cambodia’s Industrialization.