Agricultural projects create stable employment for Vietnamese-Cambodians hinh anh 1Workers at Thadi production line in Cambodia (Source: VNA)


Phnom Penh (VNA) - Vietnamese agricultural projects in Cambodia continued to serve as a driving force for local economies in the last five months and create stable jobs for Cambodians of Vietnamese origin living near Tonle Sap.

In an interview with the Vietnam News Agency, Le Thanh Hoang, head of the Snuol agricultural complex in Kratie province owned by the Thadi company, said that, since June, more than 500 Vietnamese-Cambodian workers and thousands of Cambodians in surrounding localities have been hired at its agricultural projects.

Thadi’s agricultural production has been sustained throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and workers are paid a monthly salary of around 250-350 USD.

The company is building dormitories for its workers, in particular 12 housing complexes for about 19,000 residents in Koun Mom district of Ratanakiri province and five others for 10,000 people in Kratie’s Snoul district. It is also set to build more support facilities for its workers in the time to come.

During working trips to the four provinces of Kampong Thom, Kratie, Ratanakiri, and Moldukiri, Vietnamese Ambassador to Cambodia Vu Quang Minh said agricultural projects can help improve the lives of Vietnamese-Cambodians who are subject to a relocation plan of the Cambodian Government.

Positive signs in the first batches of Thadi’s agricultural exports will contribute to the development of agriculture, which is viewed as a spearhead economic sector by the Cambodian Government at the moment, Minh added.

Established in August 2018 under a collaborative effort between the Thaco Group and the Hoang Anh Gia Lai Group, Thadi has rolled out projects to build orchards in Kratie and Ratanakiri provinces.

It currently has more than 13,000 workhands, including 1,000 experts and consultants from the Philippines, China, and Thailand.

It plans to recruit over 8,000 workers this year to launch its sustainable agricultural strategy in Cambodia./.