Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Gov’t provided nearly $20 million to working mums over two years

Gov’t provided nearly $20 million to working mums over two years

Content image - Phnom Penh Post
National Social Security Fund (NSSF) director Ouk Samvithyea said working mothers are high on prime minister Hun Sen’s priority list for people in need of assistance.

Gov’t provided nearly $20 million to working mums over two years

A report by the National Social Security Fund (NSSF) said the government has provided nearly $20 million to working mothers who are NSSF members over the past two years.

The report said the government first started authorising additional allowances for working mothers at the start of 2018, and through August of this year, more than 78.7 billion riel ($19.2 million) had been handed out to them. During the timeframe, 195,530 women gave birth to 196,866 children.

NSSF director Ouk Samvithyea said working mothers are high on prime minister Hun Sen’s priority list for people in need of assistance.

He said he and NSSF officials have been leading the implementation of the allowances and they have made the service better and more efficient for its members.

Meas Sokny, an NSSF worker who recently gave birth, said her family has poor living conditions and she had to spend an excessive amount of money during delivery. But since she has an NSSF card, she received government support.

“I received 400,000 riel from the government through the NSSF. This is not a lot of money for people with better living conditions, but it’s a lot for me and very valuable to help solve the difficulties with my living condition,” she said.

The government initiative to assist working mothers allows workers who give birth to one child to receive 400,000 riel. Those who have twins receive 800,000 riel and mothers of triplets received a subsidy of 1.2 million riel.

In 2018, 65,054 workers nationwide gave birth to a total of 65,534 children. Of the figure, 470 women delivered twins and five to triplets. In 2019, 77,449 workers gave birth to 77,966 children. Of them, 509 women delivered twins and four to triplets.

Watch video:

MOST VIEWED

  • Second Hungary business forum set for H2

    Cambodia has asked Hungary to provide GSP- (Generalised System of Preferences) Plus facilities for when the Kingdom sheds its least-developed country (LDC) label, as the two countries prepare to hold a second business forum in the second half (H2) of this year to expand trade

  • Thai boxers to join SEA Games’ Kun Khmer event

    The Cambodian SEA Games Organising Committee (CAMSOC) – together with the Kun Khmer International Federation (KKIF) and Khmer Boxing Federation – have achieved a “great success” by including Kun Khmer in the upcoming biennial multi-sports event on its home soil for the first time, said a senior

  • Bullets to bracelets: Siem Reap man makes waste from war wearable

    Jewellery is often made from valuable gemstones like emeralds or diamonds and precious metals like gold or silver, or valueless things like animal horns. But a man in Siem Reap has approached the manufacture of delicate pieces from a different angle. His unique form of

  • Nearly 50 states join Kun Khmer Federation, all set for training

    In a little over a week, the Kun Khmer International Federation (KKIF) has accepted membership requests from 20 new nations, in addition to the exiting 29. The sudden influx of international recognition stems from the Kingdom’s successful introduction of Kun Khmer to the 32nd Souheast Asian (

  • 61% of 2022 imports came from just 3 markets

    The three largest exporters to Cambodia – mainland China, Vietnam and Thailand – accounted for 60.94 per cent of the Kingdom’s total merchandise imports last year, at $18.245 billion, which was up 11.99 per cent over 2021, according to the General Department of Customs and Excise. Cambodia’s total imports

  • CPP sets out five primary strategic goals for 2023-28

    The Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) on January 29 concluded its two-day extraordinary congress, setting the party’s priority goals for 2023-2028. The ruling party’s congress was attended by more than 3,000 members from across the Kingdom, including the members of the permanent and central committees,