Cambodian government delays all construction projects to fund coronavirus fight

The prime minister, speaking at a meeting at the health ministry last week in Phnom Penh, said: “All construction projects by the government that have not yet been started need to be delayed unless they are jointly funded with foreigners,” he said. “We can put off all constructions ’til next year as we need to know how much money we have in hands after the containment of the Covid-19.”

Ath Thon, president of the Coalition of Cambodia Apparel Workers’ Democratic Union, told the Khmer Times that the postponement would affect at least 10,000 workers who depend on the sub-contracts. “It will have a big impact on the workers, especially in construction sector involving the government,” he added.

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