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Korea could take more labourers

Korea could take more labourers

More workers may be sent to South Korea if a request from Prime Minister Hun Sen to his Korean counterpart Park Geun-hye is approved.

Hun Sen had been on a four-day official visit to South Korea, arriving back in Phnom Penh yesterday.

Speaking of the scale of the proposal, Kao Kim Hourn, a minister attached to the prime minister, said “there is no limit to the number”.

“For example, now we have 35,000 workers and we are asking for an increase of perhaps 40,000 to 50,000,” he said.

“The premier stressed that Cambodian workers in South Korea would not only receive money but also increase their experience and technological skills they can use back home.” During his visit, Hun Sen met Cambodian workers and students and also presided over the signing of bilateral agreements.

Chea Vannath, a political analyst, said she hoped the warming of ties between the two countries would “be positive for the national development” of Cambodia.