Phnom Penh Governor Khuong Sreng on Sunday ordered local authorities to conduct regular checks on the living conditions of garment workers and report any problems to enable City Hall to find quick solutions.
Speaking at a meet and greet session with 1,225 workers in Meanchey district, he said officials should immediately act on problems, such as water supply, hygiene, garbage collection and security.
“If you have any concerns over a lack of accommodation or unsatisfactory living condition, you can contact your local district officials who will visit you and report the problems to City Hall to find solutions,” Mr Sreng said. “I advise local authority officials to visit the workers’ accommodations regularly to check on the living conditions.”
He assured workers that the authorities would address their problems and advised them not to fall prey to third parties who incite them to stage protests in front of their factories.
“So you need to understand clearly before deciding to do something because your job is very important for your livelihood,” Mr Sreng said. “The government is doing its best to ensure peace and stability for the whole country and create jobs for you.”
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