Source : Khmer Times
Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday said the government will provide three water pumps to Stung Treng and Kratie provinces, the hardest hit by recent floods that have now claimed 30 lives.
Mr Hun Sen said the Water Resource Ministry is preparing to deploy the pumps to the provinces’ Stung Treng and Kratie citites to help drain floods from the overflowing Mekong river.
Addressing thousands of garment workers in Phnom Penh’s Por Senchey district, Mr Hun Sen also urged all local authorities to continue helping victims of floods which are still ongoing.
He said that the levels in Mekong river are still rising in Stung Treng, Kratie and Kampong Cham provinces.
“The water level in the river’s upper stretches such as in Stung Treng, Kratie and Kampong Cham provinces has not receded yet,” Mr Hun Sen said. “The water levels there are still above the danger point.”
A Water Resource Ministry forecast yesterday said that the level of the Mekong river in Stung Treng province was at 10.98 meters, above the danger level of 10.7 meters.
The water level in Kratie province was at 22.17 meters, over the danger mark of 22 meters.
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