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Ministry Figures Say Number of Construction Workers has Decreased

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Decrease or increase ?
October 17, 2019
Ministry report notes drop in number of construction workers

The Land Management Ministry has released a report which says the number of workers in the construction sector during the first nine months of this year has dropped by more than 30 percent when compared to the same period last year.

However, its findings are being disputed by the Building and Wood Workers Trade Union Federation of Cambodia, which claims the number has in fact increased owing to the growing number of construction projects in the Kingdom.

In its report, the ministry said it recorded an average of between 147,450 and 150,000 people working daily in the construction sector from January till September, of which between 43,400 and 43,500 were in Phnom Penh alone.

“The number of construction workers in Cambodia dropped 31.81 percent in the first nine months this year if compared to the same period last year when the average was between 200,000 and 220,000 workers per day,” the report noted.

The ministry said the report was compiled by officials who went directly to construction sites to gather information.

The report noted that unskilled workers in the construction sector can earn from $7.50 to $10 daily, skilled workers can get between $10 to $15 while engineers, architects and other professionals are paid from $400 to $2,500 monthly.

Seng Lout, ministry spokesman, declined to comment on the report yesterday.

Sok Kin, Building and Wood Workers Trade Union Federation of Cambodia president, yesterday said that according to his estimates,the number of construction workers has not decreased as stated in the ministry report.

He said that because of big projects in the sector, the number has in fact increased by more than seven percent.
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50651594/m ... n-workers/
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"The report noted that unskilled workers in the construction sector can earn from $7.50 to $10 daily, skilled workers can get between $10 to $15 while engineers, architects and other professionals are paid from $400 to $2,500 monthly."

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Building has increased. The figures may be true due to all the chinese construction workers on many sites in breach of the labour laws.
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Construction Sector Creates About 150,000 Jobs Every Day for First 9 Months
AKP Phnom Penh, October 18, 2019 --

Cambodia’s construction sector created between 147,450 and 150,000 jobs per day for the first nine months of 2019.

The update was shared by the Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning, and Construction, highlighting that from 43,400 to 43,500 were in Phnom Penh.

During the said period, the price for skilled workers in the sector was between 40,000 and 60,000 Cambodian Riel [about US$15] per day, while the engineers received from US$400 to US$2,500 wage per month.

During the same period in 2018, the sector created some 220,000 jobs per day country-wide, and Phnom Penh capital alone hosted about 10,000 jobs on a daily basis.
By Phal Sophanith
https://www.akp.gov.kh/post/detail/18977
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