Cambodia and South Korea signed a memorandum of understanding yesterday, agreeing to work together to ensure worker protection.
Last month, a Kampong Speu shoe factory collapse killed two workers. The incident inspired the Ministry of Labour to implement a Health and Safety Network for workers here and abroad, Secretary of State Huy Han Song said.
“We will focus on every work safety issue, but initially faintings, injuries in factories, construction, and traffic accidents during the commute,” he said.
Speaking at the signing ceremony, Han Song added that South Korea will provide training to officials in Cambodia and a budget that will allow Cambodia to create the planned network.
Baek Hun Ki, director of South Korea’s Occupational Safety and Health Agency, said Korea will help Cambodia.
“Safety and health are the majority of workers’ needs,” Hun Ki said.