Disasters

Floods

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/

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/

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/

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

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/

Govt, World Bank discuss water resources development

The Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology has asked the World Bank to develop a management plan for the Tonle Sap and Mekong rivers to ensure water resources, improve flood prevention and restore vulnerable rivers. ...

Hang Punreay
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501367750/govt-world-bank-discuss-water-resources-development/

Over 40 schools affected by flooding, 18 closed in Kampong Thom

Floods in Kampong Thom province have forced the temporary closure of 43 schools by local authorities, while authorities are monitoring the rising water levels. ...

Hang Punreay
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501367050/over-40-schools-affected-by-flooding-18-closed-in-kampong-thom/

PM Hun Manet instructs authorities to be ready to help the people from flood disaster

The Prime Minister of Cambodia, Dr. Hun Manet, instructed the authorities and the Armed Forces to be ready to rescue people from disasters, especially floods, which often occur at the end of the rainy season. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501364286/pm-hun-manet-instructs-authorities-to-be-ready-to-help-the-people-from-flood-disaster/

Urgent flood warnings issued for three provinces

The National Committee for Disaster Management (NCDM) has called on the residents of Kratie, Stung Treng and Kampong Thom provinces to be on high alert as the threat of imminent flooding rises. ...

Bor Pich Zelin and Kim Yutharo
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/urgent-flood-warnings-issued-three-provinces

Ministry outlines plans to tackle flooding in capital

The Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology has announced a strategy for rapid rainwater drainage from canals, streams and rivers throughout Phnom Penh to mitigate flooding during the rainy season. Ministry secretary of state Chan Sinath spoke of the plan while chairing an emergency meeting on ...

Van Socheata
https://phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-outlines-plans-tackle-flooding-capital

Minister asks Japan for flooding support

During a meeting to discuss water resources with officials from the Japanese Embassy in Cambodia, Thor Chetha, the minister of Water Resources and Meteorology, proposed that Japan assist in addressing the nation’s flooding and drought issues. ...

Chea Sokny
https://phnompenhpost.com/national/minister-asks-japan-flooding-support

Govt, NGO build elevated shelters to provide flood protection

The construction of elevated shelters in flood-prone areas across the country is being undertaken by the government and an NGO to provide safe havens for people during floods. ...

Hang Punreay
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501353762/govt-ngo-build-elevated-shelters-to-provide-flood-protection/

Cambodia: Floods affect over 20,000 households in 19 localities

Heavy rains and high water levels on the Mekong River for over the past month has affected more than 20,000 households, causing four deaths and damage to tens of thousands of hectares of agricultural production and numerous infrastructure facilities across 19 out of 25 provinces ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501354049/cambodia-floods-affect-over-20000-households-in-19-localities/

Phnom Penh Governor plans to ask the Royal Government to establish a major project to solve flooding

The Phnom Penh Municipal Authority may propose to the Royal Government a large-scale initiative to address long-term flooding, which is a mechanism for resolving flooding in Phnom Penh. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501352470/phnom-penh-governor-plans-to-ask-the-royal-government-to-establish-a-major-project-to-solve-flooding/

Floods hit Run Ta Ek, affect new residents

Flash floods have struck the Run Ta Ek development area in Siem Reap province’s Banteay Srei district, affecting 190 homes. The sudden deluge created chaos, though no casualties were reported. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/floods-hit-run-ta-ek-affect-new-residents

Many families in nine provinces hit by floods

Many  families in nine provinces have been hit by floods in recent days, which have inundated homes, schools and even led to injuries as well as fatalities. ...

Hang Punreay
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501336035/many-families-in-nine-provinces-hit-by-floods/

MOWRAM warns of possible floods due to rising Mekong water levels

The Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology (MOWRAM) Monday warned the public of possible floods due to rising Mekong water levels in the next few days, especially in the northern part of the country. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501334831/mowram-warns-of-possible-floods-due-to-rising-mekong-water-levels/

Kandal governor requests emergency assistance for southeast Takhmao flood victims

Kandal provincial governor Kong Sophorn has instructed Takhmao town officials to prepare makeshift tents and toilets as well as clean drinking water sources for recent flood victims, and have a medical team on standby. ...

Post Staff
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kandal-governor-requests-emergency-assistance-southeast-takhmao-flood-victims

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