PP governor orders families to relocate for canal restoration

Phnom Penh municipal governor Khuong Sreng has ordered families living on the Boeung Trabek sewage canal in Chamkarmon district to temporarily move their home while the authorities restores it to prevent flooding during the rainy season. Sreng made the announcement during a field visit to ...

Long Kimmarita

Ministry releases crops report

A ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries report said the Kingdom cultivated over 2.3 million hectares of rice during this year’s rainy season, but Minister Veng Sakhon expressed concern over the abnormal weather. The ministry’s report on crop cultivation and agricultural exports was posted on ...

Long Kimmarita

Preah Sihanouk bridge warning issued amid rising water level

The National Committee for Disaster Management (NCDM) has warned the public to be cautious when crossing the Stung Samrong Bridge in Preah Sihanouk province’s Kampong Seila district as rising water levels threatened to flood it. ...

Long Kimmarita

Up to 26 storms forecast for rainy season, five or six to overflow Mekong

A Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology spokesman said on Tuesday that there will be up to 26 storms this rainy season, but of those, only five or six will cause the Mekong river to overflow or result in general flooding. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya

Government warns floods imminent

The Ministry of Health has instructed people to brace themselves for imminent floods after the Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology forecast a full week of medium to heavy rainfall, which it attributed to climate change. ...

Long Kimmarita

MRC to upgrade disaster centre

The Mekong River Commission yesterday announced new efforts to address natural disasters in the region, including a decision to upgrade and rename the Regional Flood Management and Mitigation Centre to the Regional Flood and Drought Management Centre. The announcement followed a two-day bi-annual meeting, which ...

Pech Sotheary

Stung Treng and Kratie hit by high water

Local chiefs in Stung Treng province claimed on Monday that the Mekong River has risen by almost 2m, submerging floating cabins at a local tourist attraction, while in Kratie province, a police chief said the water level has risen by 0.5m, flooding Kampi Resort. Preah ...

Soth Koemsoeun

Cambodian villagers say authorities failed to honor promises for flood relief

Nearly 100 families in two villages affected by flooding from the controversial Lower Sesan 2 hydropower mega-dam in northeastern Cambodia’s Stung Treng province said Tuesday that authorities have failed to honor promises they made to rebuild submerged communities and provide much-needed supplies and services.​ ...

Roseanne Gerin

JICA continues to aid the Kingdom

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) will provide Cambodia a $30 million grant for the fourth phase of a flood protection project and canal and sewer system improvements in Phnom Penh. The JICA programme officer Say Bora told The Post on Wednesday: “The Royal Government ...

Voun Dara

Rice seeds to be distributed to flood victims this weekend

The Agriculture Ministry will distribute about 3,000 tonnes of rice seeds to the farmers affected by floods across the Kingdom, an official said yesterday. Ngin Chhay, director general of the ministry’s general agriculture department, said the ministry has prepared about 3,000 tonnes of rice seeds ...

Ven Rathavong

90km roads damaged by flooding

The Ministry of Public Works and Transport instructed its officials on Wednesday to immediately inspect and repair roads that have been damaged by floods to ease traffic. Ministry spokesman Nou Vattanak told The Post that floods triggered by heavy rains over the past few months ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya

Hundreds of Siem Reap families flee floods

Siem Reap provincial authorities yesterday evacuated 168 families after floods hit Chikreng district on Wednesday. Ngan Phirun, provincial deputy governor, said yesterday that authorities evacuated the families after floods hit the district’ Sangvoeuy, Anlong Samnar and Chikreng communes. ...

Sen David

More than 130 families flee floods

More than 130 families in Kampong Chhnang province’s Boribo district were evacuated from their homes after floods hit the area on Tuesday. Keo Vy, spokesman for the National Committee for Disaster Management, said yesterday that district authorities moved some families to relief centres and others ...

Mom Kunthear

Mangkhut submerges roads in the Kingdom

Flooding caused by rains from the Mangkhut and Barey Chat storms over the last few days have damaged roads across the country amid a particularly devastating rainy season. On Monday afternoon, flooding halted traffic along National Road 4 in Preah Sihanouk province according to provincial ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya

NGOs to boycott MRC meet

The floodwaters of the Mekong River have begun to recede across the country, but concerns remain over damage caused in Stung Treng and Kratie provinces. The Mekong River Committee (MRC) plans to hold an open forum this month on the development of hydropower dams along ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya

China donates $1M of rice to flooding victims

A senior Chinese Communist Party official on Monday handed over jasmine rice worth $1 million for the government to help flood victims in the Kingdom. ...

Voun Dara

Floods to slam seven provinces

The Water Resources Ministry yesterday warned that seven provinces will face floods again this week. In a statement, it said that the provinces of Oddar Meanchey, Preah Vihear, Kampong Thom, Banteay Meanchey, Battambang, Pursat and Kampong Chhnang will experience heavy rain throughout the week. ...

Sen David

Guidelines issued for flood victims

The Health Ministry yesterday issued safety guidelines for people suffering from floods in order to avoid getting sick.​ The ministry fears those affected by the floods could contract dengue fever and other illnesses. ...

Sen David

Flood waters continue to rise

Prey Veng provincial officials yesterday warned residents that water levels of the Mekong river under the Neak Loeung bridge are continuing to rise. Provincial Governor Chea Somethy said yesterday that residents should continue to be cautious, noting that the water is close to reaching the ...

Sen David

Flood death toll up to 30

The National Committee for Disaster Management (NCDM) has said that 30 people have died so far in several provinces due to flooding triggered by heavy rainfall and the rising Mekong River. The weather-related disaster has forced thousands of families to be relocated to higher ground, ...

Voun Dara

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