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Maids set to work in Hong Kong

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Labour Minister Ith Samheng. KT/Chor Sokunthea

About 20 Cambodian domestic helpers could leave to work in Hong Kong next month.

Labour Minister Ith Samheng said it was a matter of recruiting the workers and sending them.

Hong Kong had guaranteed safe and humane positions with a $550 monthly salary and free accommodation, he added.

In August, the minister met representatives of six employment agencies arranging jobs for them.

“We do not know how many of our domestic workers will eventually go to Hong Kong, but we expect to send about 1,000 domestic helpers by the end of this year,” Mr Samheng said at the time.

“If anyone is interested in this job, they can contact the recruitment companies.”

The approved agencies are: Top Manpower, Anny Rita Best Manpower, Elite Manpower Agency, Sok Leap Metrey, Ung Rithy Group and Win Win Manpower Service.

Hong Kong Labour Secretary Law Chi-kwong, who visited Cambodia for three days in August, said his government had made every effort to try to protect domestic helpers in Hong Kong, and could give an assurance that the workers would not face difficulties.

“We will start very small, with a thousand or two thousand, but we are expecting 300,000 more domestic helpers to come from different places, and I expect there will be more from Cambodia,” he said.

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