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Labour ministry says construction safety concerns addressed

The Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training issued a response on Wednesday to a petition from civil society organisations asking the government to work on seven key points to improve safety in construction sites. The Building and Wood Workers Trade Union Federation of Cambodia (BWTUC) ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/labour-ministry-says-construction-safety-concerns-addressed

Over 1,000 constructions inspected, 27 demolished

Authorities demolished 27 constructions that were found to have posed a high risk to safety. They ordered another 636 sites to sign contracts agreeing to comply with legal procedures this year, a government report said on Wednesday. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/over-1000-constructions-inspected-27-demolished

Authorities remove construction material rubbish from sidewalks

Authorities in Preah Sihanouk province on Saturday removed leftover construction materials littered on public sidewalks after more than a dozen companies failed to meet a December 20 deadline to clean up. ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50562240/authorities-remove-construction-material-rubbish-from-sidewalks/

Constructing a safer industry

Construction worker Samnang (not his real name), spent weeks confined to a hospital bed after piles of cement crashed down on him while he toiled without a hard hat. During the ensuing weeks of recovery at his home, the 28-year-old nursed head injuries and a broken ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012111459730/National-news/constructing-a-safer-industry.html

Construction site mishap injures four

Four construction workers were injured, two seriously, when a wall dividing their building site from a school collapsed on them yesterday, police said, the latest in a string of mishaps in Cambodia’s burgeoning construction industry. The brick wall, between the site of an apartment complex being ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012091958788/National-news/collapsed-brick-wall-hurts-four.html

Organizations Highlight Plight of Child Laborers

One and a half million children still toil as laborers in Cambodia’s fisheries, brick factories, agricultural plantations and construction sites, government officials said yesterday at an event held at Phnom Penh’s Wat Botum ahead of World Day Against Child Labor on Tuesday. The government has set ...

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