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Ministry signs MoU to expand job information services

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Labour Minister Ith Samheng oversees the signing of the agreement. MOL

The Ministry of Labour of Cambodia and South Korea on Monday signed a Memorandum of Understanding to expand its online job-information service.

The MoU signing between Hay Hun Leng, the ministry’s Director of the National Employment Agency, and Yang Seung-jun, director of South Korea’s Ministry of Labour and Employment’s Department of Development Cooperation, was witnessed by Labour Minister Ith Samheng.

Mr Hun Leng told reporters after the signing that the MoU is for the second phase of the Public Employment Service System project (2019-2020). The first phase of the project was from 2017 to last year.

“Today, the NEA provides job information through the internet network and the Ministry of Labour of the Republic of Korea is cooperating with us to improve the service and expand its coverage,” he noted.

Mr Hun Leng said that the South Korean’s will provided technical equipment and training to NEA staff to improve both the human resources and technical sectors.

Mr Seung-jun said that the second phase of the project will expand coverage of the system’s job market information to the people living in rural areas.

“We see that Cambodians are capable and hard-working and interact well with their co-workers,” he said.

Mr Seung-jun added that he will continue to cooperate with the Labour Ministry in the labour sector, especially with this PES System project.

Before the MoU was signed, Mr Samheng met Mr Seung-jun to discuss labour sector cooperation.

Mr Samheng said during the meeting that Cambodia and South Korea enjoy good relations and cooperation and that the Korean’s allow Cambodians to work in their country.

He noted there are about 60,000 Cambodian workers in South Korea.

Mr Samheng added that the PES System project is a good project and the technical working groups from both sides are working closely to ensure its success.

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