Toward Child-Labour Free in Brick Manufacturing by 2020

In its effort to achieve child-labour free in brick factories across Cambodia, the responsible team of the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training has launched an intensive campaign in Kandal province � a common place for brick manufacturing in the Kingdom.

Director of the ministry's Child Labour Department Mr. Veng Heang is leading the campaign started on Aug. 26 in the province, in cooperation with local authorities.

According to the department director, any brick factory found having child labour will be severely penalised without any excuse.

The campaign, he added, is part of the commitment of the Royal Government of Cambodia through the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training to end child labour in harmful brick factories by 2020.

Let alone child-labour free condition, during the past days of the campaign, Mr. Veng Heang observed a lot of improvement at visited brick manufacturers in Kandal province.

The factories are equipped with automated facilities safer for workers and less polluted emission, making the manufacturing process more friendly to the environment.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press