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Each flood-stricken farming family to receive 100kg of rice seed

The Royal Government of Cambodia has announced to distribute to each flood-hit farmer family 100 kilogramme of rice seed, and six types of subsidiary crops to other affected families that do not do the rice cultivation. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Floods are ‘Natural’, PM says, but experts note changes to lakes, climate

With more heavy rainfall expected this weekend and ongoing flooding that has killed at least 21 people this month, Prime Minister Hun Sen cast doubt that the in-filling of capital lakes had contributed to severe flooding in Phnom Penh. ...

Matt Surrusco

Dam damaged due to heavy rainfall

The sluice gate at Chamkar Te Dam in Kampong Speu province’s Kirirom mountains, which holds 5 million cubic metres of water, has collapsed due to heavy rains.   ...

Som Kanika

Floods force road closures,13 dead

After inspecting heavily flooded roads in the country, the Ministry of Public Works and Transport urged specialists in Phnom Penh and the provinces to ban traffic on the most-affected roads to reduce safety risks to citizens and prevent damage to property. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya

Governors advised to strengthen disaster response

The Ministry of Health yesterday advised municipal and provincial governors to strengthen their emergency preparedness and response capabilities ahead of natural disasters. ...

Pech Sotheary

Dam easing dooms homes

It was late at night when a torrent of water burst through the Kamping Pouy reservoir on October 8 and surged into more than 50 houses effectively sacrificed to stop a potentially catastrophic breach in the dam in Battambang province. With cracks appearing in a dam ...

Amelia Woodside and Khouth Sophak Chakrya

Flood's lessons linger in Kratie

When 41-year-old Pheng Seng’s brick-making business was ravaged by flood in Kratie province a year ago, he lost about US$5,000. Kratie town also flooded this time a year ago. It was so bad that speedboats were seen zipping through the streets past submerged motorcycles with ...

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 ...

Work to begin on controversial dam in Stung Treng next week

Workers will begin clearing forestland in Stung Treng province as early as next week in preparation for the controversial 400-megawatt Lower Sesan 2 dam, district officials and villagers said yesterday. The hydropower project, funded by Vietnam Electricity (EVN), will flood tens of thousands of hectares of ...

World Bank cuts growth outlook to 6%

Devastating floods as well as the economic slowdown in Europe and the US have prompted the World Bank to lower its outlook for Cambodia’s economic growth this year to 6 percent, down from a previous projection of 6.8 percent. In its economic update for the region ...

US Cables Say Sesan River Had No Warning System for Floods

WikiLeaks has recently released US diplomatic cables that show that the there was no warning system along the Sesan river in Ratanakkiri province for floods in 2007. There have been many complaints by the communities along the river of the floods caused by dams along ...

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