The new airplane project in Kandal employs 20,000 workforces​

Speaking at a construction site of the new Phnom Penh International Airport in Kandal province, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen comfirmed that those who are jobless can apply for jobs at this new airport project.

PM Hun Sen is speaking at the construction site of the new Phnom Penh International Airport in Kandal province.

“Today I am visiting this construction after the visit of the road construction project in Shihanoukville, and I hope people who are having no jobs can earn some money in this construction site,” said MP. 

He stated that no one could survive without income; everyone must find a job without only expecting the support from the government, adding that no government always helps support the people for the rest of their life when they can have ability to earn money.

The new Phnom Penh International Airport site is in Kandal province.

He added that the economic crisis not only impacts Cambodia but also the world, including rich countries, some of which have released financial stimulus to ease economy and intervene the social impact. Some countries have enough money but others started to sell treasury bonds to lend money from the people to secure the economy. 

The pandemic does not interrupt the movement of infrastructure development in Cambodia, especially this new airport project. The project also contributes to provide job opportunities for those who are facing finance issues amid Covid-19 as well. 

Pung Khiev Se, chairman of Overseas Cambodian Investment Corporation (OCIC), said the construction of this airport can employ up to 1,102 positions, including 96 foreign engineers and 110 Cambodian ones, and when the construction is at full operation, it will need 20,000 workforces per day. 

The airport is from the total investment of $1.5 billion on 2,600 hectares in Kandal Stueng district, Kandal province under the investment of Cambodia Airport Investment Co Ltd, a joint-venture between Overseas Cambodia Investment Corp (OCIC), owned by Oknha Pung Kheiv Se, and the government’s State Secretariat of Civil Aviation.

By: LUNG Vannak