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Data-driven analytics to provide vital decisions for flooded roads

As Cambodia’s annual monsoon season starts again this month (usually June to September) large downfalls that flood city streets will bring renewed frustration and delays for commuters travelling to work or for social outings. ...

Harrison White
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50732272/data-driven-analytics-to-provide-vital-decisions-for-flooded-roads/

Increase in electricity production as rain hits Kingdom

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday said the Kingdom’s hydropower stations can now produce 600 out of 1,400 megawatts required to power the country due to rain during the past few days. Mr Hun Sen made the statement during an anniversary event commemorating World Red Cross ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50602093/increase-in-electricity-production-as-rain-hits-kingdom/

Tourist arrivals up 18 per cent

International tourist arrivals soared nearly 18 per cent in the first quarter in this year compared to the same period the year before, according to data from the Ministry of Tourism. The ministry’s official statistics report showed that Cambodia received 1,172,072 tourists in three-month period, compared ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013052365790/Business/tourist-arrivals-up-18-per-cent.html

Ministry: election won’t hurt tourist numbers

While tourism in Cambodia has historically slowed in advance of general elections, tourism leaders in the government and private sector have said they expect this year’s July elections to have little impact on tourist arrivals.  Tourism numbers dipped by 10.9 per cent for the 2003 ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013050665415/Business/ministry-election-won-t-hurt-tourist-numbers.html

Government Prepares for More Evacuations Due to Flooding

Authorities are preparing to evacuate more than 150 families from Banteay Meanchey province’s O’Chrou district, should flooding in the area get worse due to heavy rainfall and runoff from a dam that opened its gates in Thailand on Monday. The families’ homes are already affected by ...

Flood's deadly toll contested

Disputed figures surround the flood death toll in Banteay Meanchey province. Yesterday, Banteay Mean­chey city hall spokesman Keo Ratanak rejected reports that more than 10 people had drowned in the province as a result of the flooding, saying: “The exact number is seven.” But according to numbers ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012100259036/National-news/floods-deadly-toll-contested.html

Hun Sen Urges Vigilance as Flood Conditions Persist

More than 100 families were evacuated to higher ground in Banteay Meanchey province’s Serei Saophoan City yesterday, as Prime Minister Hun Sen urged people to be vigilant in the face of continued flooding. After heavy rain last night, 100 more people from Serei Saophan City ...

More B' Meanchey Homes Evacuated After Floods

Serei Saophan City has become the latest area in Banteay Meanchey province to be hit by floods, with more than 300 families evacuated to higher ground yesterday, according to provincial officials. Banteay Meanchey provincial prison has also been affected by the flooding, with some parts ...

Floods Force Evacuations in Northeast

Hundreds of families in Banteay Meanchey province were evacuated from their homes yesterday due to severe flooding, with authorities warning that more than 1,000 additional families may have to be rescued if torrential rains continue as expected over the course of next week. The rains that ...

Bridge to Be Built Over Flooded Road in B Meanchey

Amid flooding caused by heavy rain in Thailand, Banteay Meanchey provincial officials have commissioned the construction of a steel bridge over an inundated section of road on the outskirts of Poipet City, officials said yesterday. Flooding in Preah Vihear province, which started last week following heavy ...

Come floods or high waters, most MFIs continue to loan

After experiencing decades of floods, Cambodia’s microfinance institutions say they no longer have problems disbursing loans during the rainy season, according to the head of Cambodia’s Microfinance Association (CMA). A survey issued early this year by a coterie of international aid organisations, including Oxfam, Care, PACT ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012091158629/Business/floods-are-not-a-problem-for-loan-payment.html

250 Evacuated From Homes In Preah Vihear Due to Flood

More than 250 families in Preah Vihear province’s Preah Vihear City were evacuated from their homes yesterday and moved to higher ground due to flooding caused by persistent heavy rains that started last week, the provincial governor said. Preah Vihear Governor Oum Mara siad that the ...

Improve yields while the sun shines: NGO

This year’s dry spell could be an opportunity rather than a disaster for farmers, Cambodian Center for Study and Development in Agriculture (CEDAC) officials said yesterday. Although drought has destroyed several thousand hectares of crops in the past two months, Cambodia’s largest agricultural NGO is encouraging farmers to ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012082758303/National-news/improve-yields-while-the-sun-shines-ngo.html

Storms swamp capital streets in drain strain

Despite recent efforts by the authorities to improve drainage systems around the capital, heavy flooding and swamped roads were the norm over the past week as the kick-off to the rainy season saw pelting rain almost every afternoon, residents say. Old drainage systems put in place ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012052256307/National-news/drain-strain-storms-swamp-capital-streets.html

Floods show Laos needs early warning

Heavy flooding during the rainy season, affecting 10 out of 17 provinces in Laos, has underlined the need for stronger disaster-management efforts, experts say. Tropical storm Haima struck central and northern parts of the country on June 24, with Nock-10 hitting central and southern areas on ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011091551652/National-news/floods-show-laos-needs-early-warning.html

City Hall Bans Sand Transport Across Both Monivong Bridges

Officials in Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district said yesterday that all transportation of sand across the old and new Preah Monivong bridges has been banned for the duration of the rainy season to protect the road surface and avoid accidents. According to a City Hall announcement ...

http://www.camnet.com.kh/cambodia.daily/

Evictees Miss Second Season of Rice Farming

Villagers who were evicted by security personnel in order to make way for Tan Bien-Kompong Thom Rubber Company have missed another growing season as they have not been given land original promised by the government. They were original promised one hectare of land each before ...

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