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Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology

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

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/

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/

Mekong river floods hit Tboung Khmum

Nearly 40 homes have been relocated from the Mekong riverbank in Tboung Khmum province’s Kroch Chhmar district, the Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology said yesterday. “About 500 metres of the riverbank in Chsach Brochhes village will collapse and 28 houses were in danger and have ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50639646/region-probes-social-security/

Water Resources Ministry issues Mekong flood warning

Water Resources and Meteorology Minister Lim Kean Hor has ordered all provincial department directors to be prepared for Mekong river floods as water from the river has started to overflow. Ya Voeun, Tboung Khmum provincial water department director, yesterday said that the water level of ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50638115/water-resources-ministry-issues-flood-warning/

NCDM: Deaths from natural disasters down 88% this year

Deaths due to natural disasters in the first eight months of the year were down 88 per cent on the same period last year, data from the National Committee for Disaster Management (NCDM) obtained by The Post on Monday showed. Natural disasters killed 87 people ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ncdm-deaths-natural-disasters-down-88-year

Meteorology ministry issues weather warning

The Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology issued renewed weather warnings on Thursday of thunderstorms, strong winds and powerful waves predicted until next Wednesday. It also urged the public to take great care regarding lightning strikes. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/meteorology-ministry-issues-weather-warning

Thousands affected by flooding, strong winds in first half of August

Almost 8,000 families and some 8,000ha of agricultural land in eight provinces have been affected by flooding and strong winds in August, National Committee for Disaster Management spokesman Keo Vy said on Thursday. Speaking at a press conference at the Council of Ministers, he said ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/thousands-affected-flooding-strong-winds-first-half-august

Floods take heavy toll on six provinces

The National Committee for Disaster Management said six provinces have been seriously hit by the recent floods, with more than 5,000 families, 3,000ha of paddy fields and properties, roads and schools affected. National Committee for Disaster Management spokesman Keo Vy said on Monday that the ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/floods-take-heavy-toll-six-provinces

Four dead in Preah Sihanouk, Ratanakkiri flooding

At least four people have died and thousands of families affected by flooding in Preah Sihanouk and Ratanakkiri provinces following recent heavy thunderstorms. Preah Sihanouk provincial spokesperson Kheang Phearum said on Sunday that a Cambodian husband and wife were killed on Thursday when a concrete ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/four-dead-preah-sihanouk-ratanakkiri-flooding

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
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/preah-sihanouk-bridge-warning-issued-amid-rising-water-level

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
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/26-storms-forecast-rainy-season-five-or-six-overflow-mekong

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
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/government-warns-floods-imminent

Impact study on river bank ‘development’ begins

The Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology said on Tuesday it is conducting an environmental impact study after it received a proposal from Try Pheap Engineering & Construction Co Ltd to dredge the Mekong River and use the sand to develop the river bank. ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/impact-study-river-bank-development-begins

Minsitry calls for more vigilance during storms

The Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology called on Wednesday for increased vigilance as Cambodia continues to be in a trough of low atmospheric pressure while facing high pressure from Thailand, leading to dry season rains, sudden strong winds and lightning strikes. The ministry’s notice ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/minsitry-calls-more-vigilance-during-storms

PM: Beware of thunderstorms

Prime Minister Hun Sen has called on people to be careful in thunderstorms, which have so far this year killed at least three people and destroyed scores of homes, with more predicted in April and May. The prime minister also ordered the Cambodian Red Cross ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pm-beware-thunderstorms

‘Factories, fossil fuels mostly to blame for climate change’

Ministry of Environment spokesman Neth Pheaktra on Wednesday blamed climate change and global warming on greenhouse gas emissions from heavy industrial factories and the burning of fossil fuels in developed countries. He said deforestation is only a small contributing factor. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/factories-fossil-fuels-mostly-blame-climate-change

Lightning and storms claim three lives so far this year, says NCDM

A National Committee for Disaster Management (NCDM) report, seen by The Post on Monday, shows that as of Monday, storms and lightning have killed three people and injured 10 others so far this year. NCDM spokesman Keo Vy said 39 storms have occurred in 17 ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/lightning-and-storms-claim-three-lives-so-far-year-says-ncdm

Greater thunderstorms to come, warns government

The Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology has warned there will be greater instances of thunderstorms this year than previously and appealed for people to be vigilant during the early hot season rains. The ministry announcement, issued on Saturday and obtained by The Post on Sunday, ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/greater-thunderstorms-come-warns-government

PM orders digging of wells to address water shortages

Prime Minister Hun Sen has ordered provincial authorities to dig wells for people who are facing shortages of water during the dry season. “Ministry and provincial officials must pay attention to our people,” Mr Hun Sen said during a speech in front of university graduates ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50586168/pm-orders-digging-of-wells-to-address-water-shortages/

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