To help cushion the impact of the pandemic on the country’s labour force and the poor for the ninth time, the Cambodian government said that it has extended its financial support programmes for another three months to help the garment and textile industry, the tourism sector and the poor from July to September this year.
The spread of COVID-19 continues to evolve alarmingly with the recent mutations of the virus, which has increased socio-economic pressures in many parts of the world, including Cambodia, the government stated.
“Key sectors such as garments, textiles, aviation and tourism continue to be hardest hit by the COVID-19 crisis. In addition, people at all levels, especially poor and vulnerable families, continue to face various difficulties in their daily lives,” the statement said.
The government has decided to continue providing $40 per month to workers in the garment, textile, footwear and travel product sectors for an additional three months. Factory owners in this sector also have to pay an additional $30 per worker.