Garment workers request for water mist fans as rising temperatures affect health and productivity

Garment workers in Phnom Penh and Kandal, Takeo and Kampong Chhnang provinces have asked their companies to install water mist fans in the factory amid rising temperatures. ... ...

Runn Sreydeth and Phon Sothyroth

Dry season temperature to hit 41 degree Celsius

The temperature during the dry season in 2024 is expected to reach 41 degrees Celsius, according to the Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology. ... ...

Nop Sreymao

Cambodia experienced below-normal vegetation conditions in December 2022

In December 2022, below-normal vegetation conditions were observed across the country, particularly in areas surrounding the Tonle Sap and northern parts of the country, which was likely linked to empty fields after harvesting wet-season paddy and/or lack of rainfall. ... ...

Khmer Times Staff

First weather forecast: temperature to rise to 39 degree Celsius in dry season

Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology has forecast that the maximum temperature would rise to 39 degrees Celsius during the 2023 dry season. ... ...

Khmer Times Staff

Families face water shortage as Banteay Meanchey river dries up

More than 4,000 families in an urban area of Banteay Meanchey province’s Mongkol Borei district are facing clean water shortages as the Mongkol Borei River has dried up due to farmers over-pumping water to irrigate their dry-season rice crops, officials said. ... ...

Orm Bunthoeurn

Cooler, wetter dry season this year forecasted

The Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology has issued a forecast predicting that dry season weather this year would be more favourable than last year, with rainstorms and lighting strikes anticipated to happen more frequently from this month, especially in low-lying areas and coastal provinces. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya

PM urges farmers to diversify crops amid shortage of water

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Thursday called for farmers to diversify beyond rice during the dry season, amid meteorologists’ warnings that a decline in water levels due to drought will adversely impact output and prices. ... ...

May Kunmakara

Conserve water in reservoirs: Prime Minister

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday urged authorities and people to conserve water for cultivation and daily consumption as dry season sets in. ... ...

Mom Kunthear

Local brokers still manipulate prices: farmers

Farmers have expressed concern over local brokers’ manipulation of the market during harvest season, reducing buying prices for farmers who have no access to actual market rates. ... While some farmers have already completed their harvests, others have left their fields barren, fearing brokers will reduce ...

Authorities Seize Excavators Constructing Illegal Reservoirs

Kompong Thom provincial military police confiscated 29 excavators and arrested four drivers in a four-day operation ending yesterday aimed at stopping the illegal construction of reservoirs around the Tonle Sap lake, officials said. The reservoirs, which are used to retain water for use in dry-season farming, ...

Tobacco Harvest Hurt by Rains, Fewer Farmers

Rainfall during this year’s dry season and fewer farmers cultivating tobacco has resulted in a shortage of raw tobacco and a steep price increase, industry officials and farmers said yesterday. Tola Ponlu, head of corporate and regulatory affairs at British American Tobacco (BAT) in Phnom Penh, ...

Thailand's allure is strong in Srei Snam

Dry, parched ground – evidence of severe dry season drought – stretches for miles in Siem Reap’s Srei Snam district. In a couple of months, the rains will flood these fields. Both conditions make it equally impossible to produce a good harvest. Srei Snam was a ...

Dwindling water supplies put dry-season rice haul in danger

Dry-season rice farmers in some areas west of the Tonle Sap River and in eastern provinces are appealing to the government for help as the reservoirs they rely on for irrigation are drying up faster than usual, farmers and officials said yesterday. Officials at the ministries ...

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