Disasters and emergency response

Canal restoration in Preah Sihanouk set to be done in three months

Minister of Public Works and Transport Sun Chanthol said at the start of the restoration of five canals in Preah Sihanouk province on Monday that the work had to be completed in three months to avoid further flooding. A report by the Ministry of Public ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/canal-restoration-preah-sihanouk-set-be-done-three-months

Ministry urges fire safety measures

The Ministry of Environment has told sub-national authorities to urge the public to be mindful when using fire to prevent incidents of wildfires. Wildfires caused by carelessness is punishable with five to 10 years in prison and a fine of 17-150 million riel ($4,250-$37,500). The ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-urges-fire-safety-measures

Five canals to be expanded in Preah Sihanouk province to mitigate against flooding

The Preah Sihanouk provincial authority plans to clear and expand five canals spanning some 26km starting on Monday, to mitigate city flooding which had previously affected areas in their vicinity. Provincial governor Kuoch Chamroeun asked the relevant authorities to inform and advise people to demolish ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/five-canals-be-expanded-preah-sihanouk-province-mitigate-against-flooding

Officials pumping water into drought-affected rice fields

National Committee for Disaster Management spokesman Keo Vy told The Post on Monday that the drought is taking its toll on more than 10,000ha of rice fields in Battambang and more than 1,000ha in Kampong Cham. He said Prey Veng, Kandal, Takeo, Banteay Meanchey, Tbong Khmum, ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/officials-pumping-water-drought-affected-rice-fields

MRC council approves new strategy to address droughts

Minister of Water Resources and Meteorology Lim Kean Hor said on Tuesday that designing future systems and strategies for the Mekong River Basin is necessary to address the challenges of severe drought that continue to threaten livelihoods and the people’s way of life. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/mrc-council-approves-new-strategy-address-droughts

Officials to meet on Mekong crisis as fishing communities suffer

On Cambodia’s Tonle Sap, record low water levels have plunged fishing communities into crisis but with warnings of “severe drought”, there are concerns the situation will get even worse.​ ...

Leonie Kijewski
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/11/officials-meet-mekong-crisis-fishing-communities-suffer-191125070104119.html

Gov’t demands water conservation measures

The government last week issued a circular to relevant ministries and local authorities to observe water conservation measures following a sharp fall in Mekong River water levels – the lowest it has been in 60 years. .. ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/govt-demands-water-conservation-measures

UN World Food Programme helps Kingdom in disaster management

The National Committee for Disaster Management (NCDM) and the UN World Food Programme (WFP) signed a five-year partnership agreement on Wednesday for collaboration on crisis management and disaster risk reduction in Cambodia at the Peace Palace. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/un-world-food-programme-helps-kingdom-disaster-management

MRC warns of drought from now until January

The Mekong River Commission yesterday warned that severe to extreme drought is expected to hit countries in the lower Mekong basin from now until January, putting crop production at risk and causing water shortages. An MRC preliminary analysis noted that Cambodia and Thailand will be ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50661331/mrc-warns-of-drought-from-now-until-january/

Kampong Cham riverbank collapse affects commune administration hall

Around 50 metres of riverbank on Saturday collapsed in Kampong Cham province’s Kampong Cham city and has affected a commune administration hall building. Provincial Governor Un Chanda, who inspected the collapse site in Veal Vong commune, on Saturday said he had ordered officials to tackle ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50660666/kampong-cham-riverbank-collapse-affects-commune-administration-hall/

Government warns of storm-related flooding in coastal provinces

The government has warned those living in coastal provinces and areas along the Vietnamese border to be cautious as Cambodia braces for a spate of storms this week. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/government-warns-storm-related-flooding-coastal-provinces

Cambodia, Vietnam to hold joint disaster rescue exercises

The Royal Cambodian Armed Forces (RCAF) and the People’s Army of Vietnam will hold joint disaster rescue exercises in further collaborations to “maintain peace, order and stability in the neighbouring countries”. The drills are to be carried in Cambodia and Vietnam’s neighbouring Svay Rieng and ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cambodia-vietnam-hold-joint-disaster-rescue-exercises

Deaths from natural disasters fall due to improved precautions

In the first 10 months of this year, 131 people were killed and 115,957 families lost their crops and homes due to floods, storms and lightning strikes. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/deaths-natural-disasters-fall-due-improved-precautions

Construction boom adding fuel to the fire

The government needs to further invest in fire disaster management as the Kingdom enjoys a multi-billion-dollar boom in the construction industry, a fire prevention expert said. As high-rises continue to mushroom in the capital, fire disaster management may not be properly equipped to respond to ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/construction-boom-adding-fuel-fire

Rice seeds provided to farmers

The government has provided more than 1,000 tonnes of rice seeds for people affected by flood and drought to help them restore their livelihood. The aid was given through the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries and the National Committee for Disaster Management (NCDM). ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/rice-seeds-provided-farmers

Ministry issues flood warning for 11 provinces

The Water Resources and Meteorology Ministry yesterday warned that 11 provinces risk flooding from heavy rainfall until next week.​ A ministry announcement said the heavy rains which began yesterday are due to a low pressure system.​ ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50644107/ministry-issues-flood-warning-for-11-provinces/

Mitigation policy aids more than 60,000 families

The Social Affairs Ministry yesterday said the government has helped more than 60,000 impoverished families affected by natural disasters since it first launched its mitigation policy in 2014. Lao Veng, deputy director of the ministry’s general technical department, said during a press conference at the Council ...

Khuon Narim
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50642974/mitigation-policy-aids-more-than-60000-families/

Hun Sen issues new directive over impending floods

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday issued another directive to all relevant ministries, institutions and local authorities to take preventive measures to deal with upcoming floods. He noted a severe flooding in the upper Mekong provinces which occurred last week and that the water is only slowly ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50642107/hun-sen-issues-new-directive-over-impending-floods/

Roads in 11 provinces damaged by floods

Transport Minister Sun Chanthol on Sunday said that 46 roads in 11 provinces have been severely damaged by floods and the ministry will repair them after water recedes. He said a total of 60 kilometers of roads, including national ones, were involved and the ministry had ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50641781/roads-in-11-provinces-damaged-by-floods/

Emergency alerts are issued as rivers flood

Some 8,000 families in Stung Treng province have been affected by heavy flooding as the Mekong and Sekong Rivers surged beyond emergency levels on Sunday. This resulted in 2,210 families fleeing to higher ground, Stung Treng Provincial Hall spokesman Men Kong said. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/emergency-alerts-are-issued-rivers-flood

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