Search form

Login - Register | FOLLOW US ON

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Firetrucks requested

Firetrucks requested

The Ministry of Interior has requested funds from China and the national budget to buy more than 70 firetrucks to help fight fires across the country.

Sous Angkear, national deputy police chief, said yesterday that the trucks would be sent to various provinces to ensure they can reach blazes in the least amount of time.

"We will buy more than 70 fire engines to spread across different provinces such as Kandal, Kampong Speu and Kampong Chhnang, so we won't keep the fire engines in only one place."

Angkear said the ministry will expand hiring and build more stations as well, and cautioned the populace to stay safe.

"I want to appeal to all people in Cambodia to be careful with fire. They have to put out their incense sticks, candles and gas in order to avoid [accidentally starting a fire]."

According to the Ministry of Interior, there are more than 200 firetrucks – both public and private – in Cambodia.

0

Comments

Please, login or register to post a comment

Latest Video

Kem Sokha talks politics, power and Hun Sen

Kem Sokha, leader of the Cambodia National Rescue Party, sat down with The Post’s Alex Willemyns and Mech Dara to discuss his supporters’ initial disappointment with this year’s

Phnom Penh eats: Dine amid green gardens at Chol Chet

Located just off National Road 1 about 9km south of central Phnom Penh, Chol Chet — which means 'like' in Khmer — is a great getaway from the bustle of the capital.

NEC officials tally votes during a recount last week in Phnom Penh.

Cambodia’s National Election Committee last week rejected 33 of 61 complaints filed over the conduct of June 4’s commune election, according to a s

People search for their names on the voter lists at a polling station in Kampong Cham’s Veal Vong commune earlier this month.

Four years ago, when the opposition snatched Kampong Cham away from the ruling party in 2013 national elections, it hinted at a deeper shift taking