Phnom Penh (FN), August 30 – Prime Minister Hun Sen hoped that the US and the EU will not face economic crisis like in 2008, as it affects the workers in Cambodia.
The claim was made when the premier visited more than 10,000 workers at the Vattanac II Industrial Park on National Road 3 in Dangkor village, Reang Leang commune, Dangkor district.
"The economic crisis in the U.S brought hardship to Cambodian workers, as the factories were closed,” said the premier.
PM Hun Sen also reaffirmed the commitment to work with neighboring countries with partners to expand exports, job opportunities and build more factories.
According to General Department of Customs and Excises, Cambodia's exports increased by 7%, from only $6.8 billion in 2015 to $7.3 billion in 2016.
To promote workers' living standard, the employers are required to pay healthcare fees for workers.
The workers will also receive free access to public bus from August 20, 2017 to August 20, 2019.
Prime Minister considered the Cambodia National Rescue Party’s (CNRP) three “don’t” policies as treacherous.
The "three don't" include do not let foreign countries aid Cambodia; do not allow foreign investment; and do not allow foreign countries to import Cambodian’s products.
On the contrary, the premier will use his “do policies against the opposition.
“I continue to practice our three “do policies" including asking for foreign aids, foreign investment and exports,” he added.