Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Capital factory owners told to update worker address listing

Capital factory owners told to update worker address listing

Content image - Phnom Penh Post
Workers leave their factory in Chaom Chao commune in the capital’s Por Sen Chey district. Heng Chivoan

Capital factory owners told to update worker address listing

Phnom Penh municipal governor Khuong Sreng has requested the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training to notify factory owners in the capital to update their workers’ current address to facilitate managing employees during the Covid-19 outbreak.

The proposal was made at a virtual meeting on June 8 with officials from the labour ministry, the Ministry of Health and authorities from the capital’s 14 districts, the municipality said on June 8.

“The meeting was to find ways to update the workers’ address, which makes it easier to prevent the spread of Covid-19 in factories and rental units,” it said.

Municipal hall spokesman Meth Meas Pheakdey could not be reached for comment on June 9.

Sreng was quoted as saying by local media at the meeting that the Covid-19 situation had not improved with most infections found in factory workers in Phnom Penh.

He requested that the labour ministry issue a notice to factory owners in the capital to make a list of where workers live to enable more effective contact tracing in order to break the chain of transmission linked to the February 20 community outbreak.

Sreng also instructed all 14 district administrations to cooperate and work with the labour ministry after the official announcement from the ministry. Cooperation will make the work faster and more efficient with factory owners.

“This work must be detailed, including workers’ ID, address, and a 4x6cm photograph. If there is a problem, authorities can stop Covid-19 at the source,” he said.

Labour ministry spokesman Heng Sour could not be reached for comment on June 9.

Kaing Monika, deputy secretary-general of the Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia, told The Post on June 9 that the association would disseminate any information from the ministry.

“There is already a list in each factory but keeping it updated every month is a tedious administrative job for factory staff,” he said.

MOST VIEWED

  • Construction begins on $1.5B Kampot seaport

    The International Multi-Purpose Logistics and Port Centre, principally invested by Kampot Logistics and Port Co Ltd and projected to cost $1.5 billion, has officially broken ground in Bokor town, Kampot province. The multi-purpose logistics and port centre, located in Prek Tnaot commune, will be built on

  • Hun Neng, lawmaker and PM’s brother, passes away aged 72

    Hun Neng, chairman of the 4th Commission of the National Assembly, has passed away from heart disease at the age of 72 on the afternoon of May 5, according to the Ministry of Information. Hun Neng is the older brother of Prime Minister Hun Sen, and was

  • Massive stingrays may live in Mekong’s deep pools

    US scientists have suggested that unexplored deep pools in the Mekong River in an area of Stung Treng could potentially be home to significant populations of giant freshwater stingrays, one of the world’s largest freshwater fish species. This comes as a fisherman hooked a 180

  • CCC team off on US business trip

    The Kingdom’s leading economists and private sector representatives have called on the US to renew its tax preferential status for Cambodian exports, as a Cambodia Chamber of Commerce (CCC) delegation departed for a weeklong business visit to the US, where they will meet with

  • PM takes time to meet, greet Cambodians living in the US

    After landing in the US ahead of the ASEAN-US Special Summit, Prime Minister Hun Sen was received by over 1,000 Cambodian-Americans including political analysts who welcomed him with greetings, fist bumps and selfies. Hun Sen also met with analyst Mak Hoeun, who had allegedly spoken ill

  • Khmer cinema classics back on big screen for free at WB Arena’s outdoor movies series

    On a recent Saturday evening at WB Arena, Bunsong was enjoying a tasty BBQ meal with his family after work on the long tables that had been arranged out in front of the restaurant as they watched a Khmer action movie on a big outdoor