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Government gives 84th cash payment to tourism workers affected by pandemic

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Tourist boats on the Tonle Sap river in Phnom Penh. Heng Chivoan

Government gives 84th cash payment to tourism workers affected by pandemic

The government has announced an 84th payment for 974 workers in the tourism sector whose employment remains suspended due to the Covid-19 crisis.

The payments are in-line with the spirit of the government’s third round intervention package, said the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training.

A ministry announcement dated July 14 explains that the 974 workers are from 13 tourism enterprises that received permission from the government to suspend their operations and take part in the government’s third round intervention package.

The announcement said that Wing Specialized Bank will send details about the payments to the telephone number of each worker already on file with the ministry.

According to the ministry, the cash assistance will be paid in riel. Payment will depend on the number of days the worker’s contract was suspended. Workers who were off work from 11 to 20 days will receive 120,000 riel ($30), while those who were suspended for up to a full month or more will be supported with 60,000 riel ($40).

The ministry also reminded recipients that they must withdraw the money within 10 days.


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