Ruling Party Releases 4 Important Points of Its Political Agenda for Next Mandate

AKP Phnom Penh, July 07, 2018 —

Four important points of the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) were released after its President Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen made a statement at the commemoration of the 67th founding anniversary of CPP and election campaign kick-off held at Koh Pich Convention and Exhibition Centre, Phnom Penh this morning.

If winning the National Election on July 29, 2018, the Royal Government of Cambodia, led by Cambodian People’s Party with Samdech Techo Hun Sen serving as the Prime Minister, will implement a number of practical priority measures as follows:

1. Having the wages of workers/employees to be paid once every two-week from 2019 onwards in order to ensure that all workers/employees receive their wages regularly and timely with continued steady raise at reasonable rate to fulfil their needs in their daily livelihoods. This is complimentary to the recent social protection programmes provided to workers/employees by the Royal Government of Cambodia, under the wise leadership of Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen as the Prime Minister. The programmes include the healthcare schemes for workers paid by employers, the maternity allowance scheme of 400,000 Riel for a new-born child and 800,000 Riel for twin with the maternity leave of 3 months and 120 percent of monthly salaries, etc.

2. Having salary of civil servants and armed-forces including pension of retirees and veterans to be paid via bank accounts once every two-week in order to ensure that all civil servants and armed forces regularly, timely and transparently receive their continued increasing salary and pension. This policy will be applied first for civil servants as well as retirees and veterans starting in 2019. Besides that, for the armed forces, we will study and introduce the policy later on, given the special circumstances of armed forces who station in remote areas with limited access to banks.

3. Implementing programmes for the reduction of electricity tariffs for all users nationwide for 2019 and 2020 with the targets as follows:

PP= Phnom Penh, kwh= kilowatt hour, Tariff in brackets are in Khmer Riels and calculated with the exchange rate of 4100 Riels/ 1$.

4. Implementing a number of priority programmes under the “National Social Protection Policy Framework 2016-2025” as follows:

First. Starting from mid-2019, implementing the Allowance Programme for Pregnant Women and Children under 2 Years-Old in poor households in which the allowances will be divided into 3 phases:

Phase 1: providing allowances four times with 40,000 Riel each time while being pregnant and getting health check-up at public health centres.

Phase 2: providing allowance of 200,000 Riels while delivering at public health centres.

Phase 3: providing allowance ten times with 40,000 Riels each time when the mother of the newborn takes her children to receive vaccination or other services until the age of 2 years-old.

Second. In 2019, starting the implementation of Work Injury Insurance Programme for civil servants.

Third. In 2019, starting the implementation of Pension Scheme for workers and employees in the private sector.

By Khan Sophirom

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