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Stormy start to 2016: ministry

Five people died and more than 200 houses in eight provinces were damaged by natural disasters in the first quarter of this year, a senior official of the National Committee for Disaster Management (NCDM) said yesterday. ...

Mom Kunthear
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/23763/stormy-start-to-2016--ministry/

Controversial elephant swap with Japan called off

A controversial proposed animal swap that would have seen elephants Kiri and Seila sent from the notorious Teuk Chhou Zoo in Kampot to a zoo in Japan in exchange for other exotic species has been officially called off, new documents show.   ...

Charles Parkinson and Phak Seangly
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/controversial-elephant-swap-japan-called

Rice fields at risk in western Cambodia with lack of rainfall

Rice crops in western Cambodia will die from drought if the region does not receive rain within the next month, officials said Thursday, as a development organization urged the government to do more to assist farmers with irrigation. ...

RFA Khmer News Staff
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/cambodia/rice-09032015171451.html

Fears over zoo swap

Two elephants living at Kampot province’s notoriously grim Teuk Chhou Zoo are set to be swapped for endangered species with a zoo in Japan, despite deep concern among experts over the suitability of the trade.Teuk Chhou owner Nhim Vanda yesterday said elephants Kiri and Seila ...

Charles Parkinson and Phak Seangly
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/fears-over-zoo-swap

Lawmakers debate disaster management law

The National Assembly on Thursday debated and easily passed two chapters of a law that aims to improve responses to natural and man-made disasters, partly by imposing fines and jail time for incompetent officials and citizens who know of, but fail to report, a coming ...

Khuon Narim
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/lawmakers-debate-disaster-management-law-85043/

ASEAN disaster control officials meet in Cambodia to enhance cooperaiton

Disaster management officials from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) gathered here Tuesday to discuss ways to promote regional cooperation in response to disasters, a senior Cambodian official said. ...

Global Post News Staff
http://bit.ly/1OdcoIo

New accountability in disaster management

New articles may be added to a draft law on disaster management, including punishments for officials who break the law. The current draft includes prison sentences and small fines for people who, for example, enter restricted areas during a disaster. ...

Pech Sotheary
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/new-accountability-disaster-management

Cambodia spends 30 mln USD on disaster control last year

Cambodia had spent approximately 30 million U.S. dollars on disaster control in 2014, Nhim Vanda, the first vice-president of the National Committee for Disaster Management (NCDM), said Thursday. ...

Global Post News Staff
http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/150305/cambodia-spends-30-mln-usd-disaster-control-last-year

Python reported on the loose in Cambodian capital

A python escaped from the house of a government official and is on the loose in the Cambodian capital, a local newspaper reported Monday. It is the second such serpent to escape from the Phnom Penh home of Nhim Vanda, the first vice chairman of Cambodia’s ...

The New Age News Staff
http://www.thenewage.co.za/144803-1019-53-Python_reported_on_the_loose_in_Cambodian_capital

Flood death toll rises to 45 in Cambodia

At least 45 people in Cambodia have died and thousands of families have been evacuated from homes to higher grounds in floods caused by monsoon rains and rivers overflowing their banks, a senior official said Thursday. “In the past three weeks, floods have claimed 45 lives ...

Xinhuanet News Staff
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2014-08/21/c_133573898.htm

Flooding delays school term across country

The start of the school year has been delayed for a month due to flooding that has affected many of the country’s schools this month, the Ministry of Education said Sunday. Ros Salin, spokesman and cabinet chief for the ministry, said that the school year will ...

Ouch Sony
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/flooding-delays-school-term-across-country-66711/

Officials remain calm despite flood deaths

Four people have died in flooding that has affected nine provinces over the past week, officials said Sunday. Two people died in flooding in Kratie province, one in Stung Treng province and another in Kandal province. The flooding has risen above the emergency levels in Kratie ...

Ouch Sony
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/officials-remain-calm-despite-flood-deaths-65601/

CPP official alleges embezzlement of roads budgets

A senior government official has accused authorities involved in the construction and repair of the nation’s roads of embezzling a significant portion of the money budgeted to them. Nhim Vanda, the first vice president of the National Committee for Disaster Management, on Wednesday added his voice ...

Phann Ana
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/cpp-official-alleges-embezzlement-of-roads-budgets-63875/

Flood repair bill under estimate

The National Committee for Disaster Management (NCDM) released a report yesterday showing that only $356 million was spent on the restoration of infrastructure destroyed by last year’s floods – far below the $500 million in damage estimated beforehand. Nhim Vanda, vice chairman of the NCDM, said ...

Sen David
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/flood-repair-bill-under-estimate

Phnom Penh Airport Hosts Full-Scale Emergency Rescue Exercise

Smoke billowed over Phnom Penh International Airport and people lay on the grass verges near an aircraft simulator on Friday as hundreds of rescue service personnel and firefighters took part in the airport’s fourth-ever full-scale emergency exercise. Hundreds of soldiers and police, as well as actors ...

Khy Sovuthy
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/phnom-penh-airport-hosts-full-scale-emergency-rescue-exercise-49546/

China donates 1 mln U.S. dollars to Cambodia for flood victims

China on Thursday donated one million U.S. dollars to Cambodia for the relief of the flood- affected people. Chinese Ambassador to Cambodia Bu Jianguo handed over the cash donation to Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen at the Peace Palace in the Cambodian capital. Bu, on behalf of ...

Xinhuanet News Staff
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/china/2013-10/31/c_132848826.htm

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