Economics Prof. Raymond Robertson Admires Good Working Conditions in Cambodia

Prof. Raymond Robertson of the Bush School of Government of Public Service of Texas A&M University, accompanied by U.S. Ambassador to Cambodia H.E. William A. Heidt, paid a courtesy call on Minister of Commerce H.E. Pan Sorasak in Phnom Penh on Mar. 28.

During the meeting, H.E. Pan Sorask briefed his guests on a recent meeting on International Labour Organisation (ILO)'s Better Factories Cambodia (BFC) programme, focusing on further improvement of working conditions in all factories in Cambodia.

He also mentioned about the royal government's decision to increase the monthly minimum of wage of workers to US$170 this year, up from US$153 in 2017 in order to enhance the livelihoods of Cambodian people.

For his part, Prof. Raymond Robertson spoke highly of the progress of Cambodia, mainly in textile sector which has become a good example for the world.

Sustainability of compliance inspection, backward linkage, vocational training, value chain enhancement and value added creation were also the topics of discussion on the occasion.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press