Ministry asks governors to focus on mangroves

Source : Khmer Times

The Environment Ministry has asked provincial governors to protect mangrove forests. MOE

In a bid to improve environmental protection, the Agriculture Ministry yesterday urged provincial governors along coastal areas to maintain mangrove forests within their jurisdictions. Continue reading

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Rice farmers pinched by flooding

Source : Khmer Times

Farmers ride a boat along their flooded rice fields in Ek Phnom district. KT/Mai Vireak

n Prek Norin commune, the majority of residents are rice farmers and flood water can be seen covering their fields as far as the eye can see.

Ek Phnom District, Battambang province – As farmers here steered a boat through flooded rice fields, they took the opportunity to also do some fishing as they spoke of their crop losses. Continue reading

Rice seeds to be distributed to flood victims

Source : Khmer Times 

Rice seeds. KT / Mai Vireak

The Agriculture Ministry will distribute about 3,000 tonnes of rice seeds to the farmers affected by floods across the Kingdom, an official said.

Ngin Chhay, director of the ministry’s general agriculture department, said the ministry has prepared about 3,000 tonnes of rice seeds to aid farmers whose crops were destroyed by floods. Continue reading

90km roads damaged by flooding

Source : Phnom Penh Post

A truck and vehicle dive on a muddy National Road 48 in Trapeang Rung District, Koh Kong Province last week. Photo by Sok Raksmey

The Ministry of Public Works and Transport instructed its officials on Wednesday to immediately inspect and repair roads that have been damaged by floods to ease traffic. Continue reading

Heavy rains cause floods in Battambang

Source : Khmer Times

The floods have not led to evacuations. Supplied

Heavy rains yesterday caused flooding in Battambang city, but local authorities said the situation is not serious.

The Water Resources Ministry reported yesterday that heavy rains in Battambang province over the past few days has caused flooding in some areas. Continue reading

More than 20 houses flooded in Pailin

Source : Khmer Times

Houses are flooded due to torrential rain. Fresh News

About 23 houses are flooded today due to torrential rain in Pailin province’s Sala Krao district as local authority intervened and brought villagers to safety.

Srey Chan Eng, director of Pailin provincial Information Department, said that on Sunday night two hours of heavy rain was hitting Sala Krao district, flooding 23 houses in Sala Krao and Andoung communes. Continue reading

Flash floods hit 23 residencies in Palin

Source : Khmer Times

One of the flooded homes hit by flash floods in Pailin province. Fresh News

More than 20 houses were hit by floods from torrential rain in Pailin province’s Sala Krao district yesterday, prompting authorities to evacuate villagers.

Srey Chan Eng, director of the provincial information department, said that on Sunday night two hours of heavy rain caused flooding in the district’ Sala Krao and Andoung communes. Continue reading