More than 50,000 Cambodian laborers working abroad

08:25, May 11, 2010      

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Cambodia has reported that it had sent more than 50,000 Cambodians to work abroad, all of them in Asian countries.

The report filed by Ministry of Labor, a copy of which seen Monday, showed that by the end of March as many as 51,647 Cambodians were working in Thailand, Malaysia, South Korea and Japan.

Among them, 27,152 were working in Malaysia and followed by 16, 197 in Thailand, 8,201 in South Korea and 97 in Japan.

According to the report, majority of the Cambodian laborers are women and are working in factories, housemaids or in restaurants.

Some local non-governmental organizations have expressed their enthusiasm to the employment opportunities for Cambodian people and suggested the government to work harder to push more employment in the country and as well in foreign countries.

Cambodia has permitted more than two dozens of private companies and several non-governmental organizations to help facilitate Cambodian laborers to work abroad.



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