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90km roads damaged by flooding

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

90km roads damaged by flooding

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.

Ministry spokesman Nou Vattanak told The Post that floods triggered by heavy rains over the past few months have damaged some 90km of roads throughout the Kingdom, disrupting transportation and costing the government millions of dollars.

“Flood caused by heavy rain this year has ravaged 32 roads in more than 10 provinces, costing $9 million in damage. National Road 48 took the brunt of it and requires immediate repair to ease traffic,” he said.

The 138-km road, which links Sre Ambel district in Koh Kong province to the city of Khemarak Phumin, connects to National Road 4 in coastal Preah Sihanouk province’s Steung Hav district.

The provincial department of public works and transport spokesman Rithy Kannara told The Post on Wednesday that flood caused by heavy rain this year has damaged a 30km stretch of National Road 48 in Sre Ambel, Trapaing Rong and Tatai districts.

“We have mobilised vehicles to three key locations in order to flatten and fill up holes to improve the road condition and ease traffic,” he said.

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