The National Social Security Fund yesterday provided government benefits to female workers who delivered babies over the New Year.
According to an NSSF statement, officials provided the bonuses to 28 garment workers yesterday.
“Now the NSSF started its campaign to provide bonuses from the government to workers who deliver their babies in 2018 as the government promised,” the statement said.
Ny Chan Ith, a pregnant garment worker, said workers are very happy to get the bonuses upon delivery of their children.
“It is a kind of encouragement from the government for female workers to work hard,” she said.
In September, Prime Minister Hun Sen announced that the government will give bonuses of $100 per worker who delivers one baby, while mothers of twins will receive $200 and mothers of triplets will get $300.
Mr Hun Sen said the scheme will cost $10 million per year because there are 1.2 million garment workers, of which 900,000 are female with a pregnancy rate of 2.7 per cent.
Mr Hun Sen also recently urged pregnant workers to message him on Facebook if they do not receive their benefits in a timely manner.