Disasters and emergency response

Ministry seeks more US help to manage natural disasters

Thor Chetha, Minister of Water Resources and Meteorology, is seeking further assistance from the US Embassy in Cambodia to manage natural disasters, as well as greater technical assistance for ministry officials. ... ...

Nop Sreymao
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501454169/ministry-seeks-more-us-help-to-manage-natural-disasters/

IMF forecasts Cambodia GDP at 6%, but warns of weak US, China growth

Following the pandemic, economic growth has been steady, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said, with expansion projected at six percent in 2024, from an estimated 5.3 percent last year, thanks to tourism and non-garment exports. ... ...

Sangeetha Amarthalingam
https://kiripost.com/stories/imf-forecasts-cambodia-gdp-at-6-but-warns-of-weak-us-china-growth

UNDRR Lauds Cambodia’s Disaster Management

The United Nations for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) has commended Cambodia’s disaster management and its effective response to disasters. ... ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501427483/undrr-lauds-cambodias-disaster-management/

Govt disburses land to over 70 Kandal families

Seventy-TWO families in Kandal province left homeless by flooding have received land from the government to build houses after participating in a lottery for land allocation organised by the Provincial Administration on Monday. ... ...

Torn Vibol
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501428068/govt-disburses-land-to-over-70-kandal-families/

IDPoor cards, title deeds urged for veterans

Kun Kim, first vice-president of the National Committee for Disaster Management (NCDM) and secretary-general of the Cambodian Veterans Association (CVA), called on relevant institutions to provide IDPoor cards and title deeds to veterans, their families, disabled individuals and impoverished households. ... ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/idpoor-cards-title-deeds-urged-for-veterans

Agriculture ministry issues warning, urges vigilance to combat wildfires

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has issued a warning to relevant authorities and residents, urging vigilance to prevent wildfires during the current dry season. ... ...

Kim Sarom
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/post-in-depth/agriculture-ministry-issues-warning-urges-vigilance-to-combat-wildfires

Government extends Covid-19 aid for poor, vulnerable until Mar

The government has extended cash assistance programmes for vulnerable households in the ongoing fight against Covid-19 until March 2024, with some adjustments. ... ...

Sok Raksa
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/government-extends-covid-19-aid-for-poor-vulnerable-until-mar

Global economy will slow for a third straight year in 2024, World Bank predicts

That is the picture sketched by the World Bank, which forecast Tuesday that the world economy will expand just 2.4% this year. That would be down from 2.6% growth in 2023, 3% in 2022 and a galloping 6.2% in 2021, which reflected the robust recovery ...

Kiripost staff writers
https://kiripost.com/stories/global-economy-will-slow-for-a-third-straight-year-in-2024-world-bank-predicts

Big rise in fire deaths last year

The number of deaths and injuries resulting from fires across Cambodia increased significantly in 2023 compared to the previous year. ... ...

Tith Kongnov
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501416880/big-rise-in-fire-deaths-last-year/

Natural disasters alert system EWS1294 a huge success

The Early Warning System (EWS), a mobile platform which notifies subscribers of impending natural disasters by sending alerts, has been a huge success with overwhelming support from the people. ... ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501412822/natural-disasters-alert-system-ews1294-a-huge-success/

World Bank says floods pose significant risk to education and healthcare in Cambodia

Seasonal flooding is the most common and frequent disaster in Cambodia. Major flooding events occur every five years and can be particularly devastating. ... ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501394156/world-bank-says-floods-pose-significant-risk-to-education-and-healthcare-in-cambodia/

Street vendors continue to struggle to survive

While Cambodia’s economy and borders have now been open for two years following the Covid-19 pandemic, many small businesses continue to face financial hardships amid a global economic slowdown. ... ...

Yatt Malai
https://kiripost.com/stories/cambodia-phnom-penh-street-vendors-struggle-to-survive

Floods hit 2,075 families in Dangkor district

Water from the Prek Tnaot River has flooded more than 2,000 families from 10 communes in Phnom Penh’s Dangkor district. ... ...

Hang Punreay
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501380870/floods-hit-2075-families-in-dangkor-district/

Floods affected 20 cities, and provinces in Cambodia, killing 6

Mekong River overflowing and flash floods have affected different areas in 20 cities and provinces across Cambodia, leaving at least six people dead so far, the National Committee for Disaster Management (NCDM) spokesperson said on Friday. ... ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501379737/floods-affected-20-cities-and-provinces-in-cambodia-killing-6/

Prolonged rains, floods in Cambodia continue hitting many localities

Prolonged heavy rains and floods from mid-September caused damage to 12 out of 25 cities and provinces in Cambodia. ... ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501379991/prolonged-rains-floods-in-cambodia-continue-hitting-many-localities/

Flood relief efforts continue in Kampong Speu province

Minister of Water Resources and Meteorology Thor Chetha and Kampong Speu provincial governor Vei Samnang conducted an inspection of the flood-affected area in Kong Pisei district’s Snam Krapoeu commune. They also distributed humanitarian aid from the Cambodian Red Cross (CRC) provincial branch to 120 affected ...

Kim Yutharo
https://phnompenhpost.com/national/flood-relief-efforts-continue-kampong-speu-province

Cambodia’s 11 provinces hit by prolonged rains, floods

Floods as a result of prolonged rains between September 16 and October 6 affected 11 provinces in Cambodia, killing at least three people and forcing nearly 2,000 households to evacuate to safer areas, according to the country’s National Committee for Disaster Management (NCDM). ... ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501374655/cambodias-11-provinces-hit-by-prolonged-rains-floods/

Ministry of Water Resources to beef up reservoir maintenance

The Minister of Water Resources and Meteorology, Thor Chetha, instructed the provincial department to take care of the maintenance and improvement of the reservoirs and dams to avoid any possible incidents caused by floods. ... ...

Torn Vibol and Hang Punreay
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501373308/ministry-of-water-resources-to-beef-up-reservoir-maintenance/

PP Governor orders safety measures to be readied

Phnom Penh Governor Khuong Sreng yesterday ordered 14 district administrations in Phnom Penh to put flood safety measures in place for citizens residing in at risk areas. ... ...

Hang Punreay
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501373880/pp-governor-orders-safety-measures-to-be-readied/

UN’s EW4All early warning initiative hold consultations

Cambodia, in collaboration with the UN and its partners, is working on strategies to support the UN’s Early Warnings for All (EW4All) initiative. This effort aims to bolster the Kingdom’s early warning systems, with a focus on adapting to climate change and mitigating the impact ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://phnompenhpost.com/national/uns-ew4all-early-warning-initiative-hold-consultations

Climate change driving rise in natural disasters: NCDM

Over 100 people have been killed, 250 injured and 10,000 homes damaged by strong winds, lightning and fires across Cambodia in the first nine months of the year, according to a report from the National Committee for Disaster Management (NCDM). ... ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://phnompenhpost.com/national/climate-change-driving-rise-natural-disasters-ncdm

APSARA Authority controls the water gates to avoid flooding in the temple area

The working team of the Department of Water, Forestry, and Infrastructure Management of the APSARA National Authority on October 4, was busy controlling the water gates to avoid flooding in the Angkor site. ... ...

Keo Rachna
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501371266/apsara-authority-controls-the-water-gates-to-avoid-flooding-in-the-temple-area/

MRC advances fund for climate-hit residents

The Mekong River Commission (MRC) took an important step towards creating a fund to aid residents most affected by climate change, combined with water infrastructure development, at the 56th meeting of the MRC joint committee in the Laotian capital Vientiane, on September 27. ... ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/mrc-advances-fund-climate-hit-residents

Growth pegged at 5.5% for ‘23 recovery stage by World Bank

The World Bank has upheld its economic growth forecast for Cambodia this year at 5.5 percent, supported by the resurgence of the services sector, particularly tourism, following the post-pandemic recovery. ... ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/growth-pegged-55-23-recovery-stage-world-bank

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