Report: Cambodia, Qatar in talks to send workers ahead of World Cup

A deal that could send Cambodian carpenters, electricians, bricklayers, welders and numerous blue-collar workers to Qatar is likely “soon,” but only if authorities can guarantee safer working conditions for its nationals, officials from the southeast Asian country have said.

According to the Khmer Times, Aspiring Cambodian migrant workers apparently applied for jobs in Qatar via job agencies in May, but cannot travel to Doha until their government receives assurances from Qatar labor ministry officials that construction sites meet “minimum safety standards.”

It is unclear how many Cambodians currently work in Qatar, but the number is likely small, as there is no diplomatic mission here.

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