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Capital’s Sreng orders immediate rebuilding of collapsed river bank

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Capital’s Sreng orders immediate rebuilding of collapsed river bank

Phnom Penh governor Khuong Sreng inspected a riverbank collapse along the Tonle Sap river in the capital's Chroy Changvar district and ordered its immediate reconstruction to prevent damage to homes and ensure people can access the riverside road.

Sreng said he had instructed officials to start rebuilding the bank – which collapsed at Prek Ta Kong village in Prek Tasek commune on the morning of July 26 – in response to requests from residents.

"Officials need to study the problem thoroughly, and the team must work on July 27 to address the concerns of citizens as to a further collapse and to have access," he said.

Citing the expert team who visited the site and were to rebuild the collapsed bank, the governor said the Tonle Sap water level is currently low and the work can be done by placing rocks in the riverbed and digging out the collapsed soil.

He said the team was to backfill the collapsed area of riverbank with sand and soil to support the 90m stretch of collapsed riverside road.

Residents whose houses are beside the collapsed bank expressed gratitude for the quick response, particularly in preventing the bank from further collapsing and avoiding other serious incidents.

Commune chief Oeur Siphun said the stretch of riverbank that collapsed into the Tonle Sap at the village had done so three times before around five months ago.

Authorities and residents worked together to temporarily rebuild the riverbank to prevent people's houses from collapsing into the river.

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