Phnom Penh (FN), November 7 – Cambodia’s textile, garment, and footwear sectors earned nearly $4 billion within the first six months of 2017, while foreign orders continued to increase, according to the report of the Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training on Tuesday evening.

The report also indicated that the export of Cambodia's textile, garment and footwear amounted to $3,730.3 million, an increase of 6.9% compared to 2016.

Meanwhile, the minimum wage of Cambodian workers will increase from $153 in 2017 to $170 in 2018.

Ith Sam Heng, Minister of Labor, said that abroad companies were pleased to order goods from Cambodia because those products met the demand and were clean products.

The Royal Government has provided benefits to the workers, and by 2019, the government will also provide workers with a new pension system so that workers can receive retirement benefits as well as civil servants.