Ministry seeks more US help to manage natural disasters

Thor Chetha, Minister of Water Resources and Meteorology, is seeking further assistance from the US Embassy in Cambodia to manage natural disasters, as well as greater technical assistance for ministry officials. ...

Nop Sreymao

Strung Treng flood rescue efforts continue through elections

As the nation was in an election mood on Sunday, authorities revealed more than 1,400 families were impacted by floods in Siem Pang and Sesan, Strung Treng province after the collapse of a hydropower dam in southern Laos on Monday evening. ...

Voun Dara

Severe storm damages at least 20 houses in Koh Kong province

Northwestern and central Cambodia could see lightning and rainstorms in upcoming days, the Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology warned on Tuesday, a day after storms damaged or destroyed at least 20 houses and a school building in Koh Kong province. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya

India loan signed to fund dam in Kampong Speu

India’s state-owned Export-Import Bank agreed to loan $36.92 million to the Cambodian government to fund the development of a dam and reservoir in Kampong Speu province. ...

Hor Kimsay

Kampong Cham tourist site planned

More than 5,000 sugar palm trees will be planted at an ancient historical site in Kampong Cham province’s Srei Santhor district in an effort to turn the area into a tourist attraction. ...

Khy Sovuthy

Weak storm approaching

Cambodia will be affected by tropical storm Bolaven over the next five days, with rainfall expected around most of the country, especially in coastal and lowland areas. ...

Pech Sotheary

Pursat river pleasure cruises planned

Tourists will soon be able to cruise along the Pursat river in rowing boats and pedalos, under plans to develop the waterway as a tourist attraction, according to a senior provincial official. ...

Sok Chan

Storms to rage until next month

The Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology has issued another bad weather advisory, warning storms will continue until the start of next month. ...

Mom Kunthear

Battambang dam 98 percent complete

Construction of a $100 million dam project and the largest reservoir in Battambang province is 98 percent complete and scheduled to be finished before Khmer New Year in April. ...

Taing Vida

The first storm of 2017 is on the way

The first storm of 2017 named Muifa will bring rain to some provinces and the capital this weekend, according to the Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology yesterday.   ...

Mom Kunthear

Heavy rains to continue

Five days of heavy rain flooded rice fields in Prey Veng and Svay Rieng provinces and some residential areas around Phnom Penh, causing capital residents to question when the city’s long-in-the-works sewage upgrade will finally be completed. More rainfall is expected to flood the country’s northern ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya and Cristina Maza

Ministry warns of possible flooding

The Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology yesterday warned local authorities and people throughout the country to pay close attention and use caution as heavy rain, which could lead to flooding, was expected throughout the country this week. Water Resources and Meteorology Minister Lim Kean Hor ...

Mom Kunthear

Rice farmers bracing for droughts, floods

Though the rice-planting season has started and nationwide rice cultivation this month has been higher than planned, farmers are worried that adverse weather events caused by climate change will ruin their crops. According to the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries’ planning and statistics department, the ...

Chea Vannak

New weather stations being built in provinces

In an attempt to deliver more accurate weather reporting in the Kingdom, the Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology has started building 30 additional weather stations throughout the country, according to officials. ...

San Bunsim

Kingdom to feel typhoon’s effects

After wreaking havoc in Taiwan and mainland China this weekend, Typhoon Nepartak will bring heavy rain to the Kingdom today, according to the Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology. ...

Mom Kunthear

Storm season on horizon: ministry

The Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology issued a statement yesterday encouraging the Kingdom’s citizens to be cautious around lightning storms, which occur frequently between March and July. ...

Mom Kunthear

Another drought year in store for Cambodia

As the weather pattern known as El Niño threatens to wreak havoc on climatic conditions across the globe, the Cambodian government has warned that higher-than-usual temperatures, which already sparked droughts this year, will cause next year’s rainy season to be even shorter.What’s more, the heat ...

Pech Sotheary

Crop inundation feared

As talk of El Niño-inspired droughts shaped much of the conversation ahead of this year’s late-blooming rainy season, recent torrential rains in some areas of the Kingdom have given way to new fears of crop inundation and damage. ...

Ethan Harfenist

El Niño raises drought fears

Cambodia is looking at a delayed onset of the rainy season, with experts and government officials having raised concerns of a prolonged dry season affecting agricultural production, as the Pacific weather pattern El Niño threatens to bring drought-like conditions. Ngin Chhay, director of the Rice Department ...

Chan Muyhong

Storms kill one, destroy homes

Authorities are tallying the cost of major storms that battered three provinces in recent days, leaving one woman dead and more than 100 homes and other buildings damaged. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya and Phak Seangly

Riverbanks falling in K Cham

Amid a recent spate of riverbank collapses in Kampong Cham province that have so far damaged three properties, authorities are advising the owners of nearly 40 houses to move their structures. Yesterday’s collapse in the province’s Kampong Cham commune destroyed the Khyol Tonle restaurant in front ...

Pech Sotheary

Ministry forecasts Cambodia to see rainfalls from 25-28 August

Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology foretasted Saturday that Cambodia will see rainfalls from 25-28 August due to low pressure weather across Mekong River basin, Thailand and Laos. A statement issued by Water Resource Minister Lim Kean Hour said Phnom Penh capital, and Kandal, Kampong Speu, ...

The Cambodia Herald News Staff

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