Phnom Penh (FN), Nov. 16 - Prime Minister Hun Sen said that the wages for garment workers will not end at $170 in 2018, but it will continue to increase each year.

The remark was made during a meeting with over 20,000 garment workers from 13 factories in 7NG Industrialization Zone in Kandal Province.

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

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, he added.