Garment Workers’ Monthly Minimum Wage Will be Over US$170 in 2019: PM

Cambodian Prime Minister has assured that the monthly minimum wage for garment and textile workers will be more than US$170 in 2019.

The Prime Minister, Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, highlighted the wage trend when addressing a get-together with nearly 18,000 workers and employees from 13 factories and enterprises in Takeo province yesterday.

The Royal Government of Cambodia, he said, is working hard to reduce electricity fees in order to bring down production cost of garment and textile factories so that they can increase the monthly wage for workers.

With progress made to achieve the minimum wage commitment, Samdech Techo Prime Minister was confident to claim that the monthly salary of over US$170 for each factory workers is realistic.

He added that, the government is also looking into possible cost-cutting with transportation and logistics of the industry in order to allow factory owners to further increase the wage for their workers.

Currently, the monthly minimum wage for the industry's workers is US$170, increasing from US$154 in 2016 and US$140 in 2015.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press