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NCDM puts in place action plans to deal with floods

The National Committee for Disaster Management has put in place action plans to respond and rescue people during the coming flood season, as forecasts indicate that this year’s water levels may be higher than last year. ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50727687/ncdm-puts-in-place-action-plans-to-deal-with-floods/

NGO calls for climate budget transparency

NGO Forum on Cambodia issued a report on Wednesday which said that from 2000 to 2017, some one million houses were seriously affected by climate change disasters. Yet, government spending on the issue remained relatively limited. ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ngo-calls-climate-budget-transparency

NCDM warns of extreme weather, need for action

A National Committee for Disaster Management (NCDM) report has warned of the danger of extreme weather in Cambodia and a need to take action. The NCDM’s first vice-president, Kun Kim, attributed 95 deaths to 336 rainstorms which hit 22 provinces in 2019. ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ncdm-warns-extreme-weather-need-action

Gov’t demands water conservation measures

The government last week issued a circular to relevant ministries and local authorities to observe water conservation measures following a sharp fall in Mekong River water levels – the lowest it has been in 60 years. .. ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/govt-demands-water-conservation-measures

UN World Food Programme helps Kingdom in disaster management

The National Committee for Disaster Management (NCDM) and the UN World Food Programme (WFP) signed a five-year partnership agreement on Wednesday for collaboration on crisis management and disaster risk reduction in Cambodia at the Peace Palace. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/un-world-food-programme-helps-kingdom-disaster-management

Deaths from natural disasters fall due to improved precautions

In the first 10 months of this year, 131 people were killed and 115,957 families lost their crops and homes due to floods, storms and lightning strikes. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/deaths-natural-disasters-fall-due-improved-precautions

Rice seeds provided to farmers

The government has provided more than 1,000 tonnes of rice seeds for people affected by flood and drought to help them restore their livelihood. The aid was given through the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries and the National Committee for Disaster Management (NCDM). ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/rice-seeds-provided-farmers

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/

Emergency alerts are issued as rivers flood

Some 8,000 families in Stung Treng province have been affected by heavy flooding as the Mekong and Sekong Rivers surged beyond emergency levels on Sunday. This resulted in 2,210 families fleeing to higher ground, Stung Treng Provincial Hall spokesman Men Kong said. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/emergency-alerts-are-issued-rivers-flood

Floods claim three children

Three children were killed and nearly 1,300 families evacuated to higher ground due to floods caused by heavy rains and rising water level of the Mekong River, the National Committee for Disaster Management (NCDM) said. NCDM spokesman Keo Vy told The Post on Thursday that ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/floods-claim-three-children

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

Officials: Week without rain will damage paddy fields

Siem Reap and Battambang provincial officials have expressed concerns that another week without rainfall will damage more than 65,000ha of paddy fields. Siem Reap provincial Department of Agriculture director Tea Kimsoth told The Post on Tuesday that 4,800ha of paddy fields in Srei Snam, Kralanh ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/officials-week-without-rain-will-damage-paddy-fields

Ministry orders inspection of building sites in Preah Sihanouk

The Minister of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction ordered a committee on Tuesday to spend a week inspecting the legality and technical standards of all construction projects in Preah Sihanouk province. This follows the collapse of a seven-storey building in Sihanoukville on Saturday that ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-orders-inspection-building-sites-preah-sihanouk

Fewer school hours to beat the heat

With temperatures reaching more than 40 degrees Celsius, the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport announced on Thursday that it was amending school study hours to lessen the risk of illness for teachers and students, particularly those at kindergarten. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/fewer-school-hours-beat-heat

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

Drought a ‘grave concern’

Local communities in rural areas across the Kingdom have expressed grave concerns over the severe lack of water for their daily consumption amid a prolonged drought that has caused streams, creeks, lakes and ponds to gradually dry up. Due to high demand for water to ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/drought-grave-concern

Drought affects 13 provinces

Drought has affected about 20,000ha of rice fields in 13 provinces, with Kampong Cham being the most affected, said National Committee for Disaster Management spokesman Keo Vy on Sunday. Vy said early in the rainy season, torrential rain nationwide caused flooding and damage to roads ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/drought-affects-13-provinces

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