SIEM REAP – Private companies will bid on the right to build a costly drainage system in Siem Reap beginning in April, in an effort to prevent the type of flooding that deluged the city after Typhoon Ketsana in October. In a presentation to six construction company representatives and relevant officials in Siem Reap on Wednesday, Thierry Dalimier, managing director of Kosan Engineering, said that the project will start in April and be finished by September 30, 2011. In his presentation, Dalimier, an adviser to the Siem Reap province Project Management Unit (PMU), showed that eight 180-metre drains will be constructed on the east side of the Siem Reap River. “We can’t wait any longer because many are suffering from the flooding,” he said. Construction plans must be finished and submitted to the PMU by February 22, he added. Bun Tharith, Siem Reap province deputy governor, said that authorities will be taking bids on the drainage system project, which will be funded by a US$4 million grant from the Agence Francaise de Developpement. “This will help prevent water from flooding Siem Reap like last year,” Bun Tharith said.
FLOOD CONTROL: New drains to control SR flooding
- Hun Sen’s China visit ‘a good opportunity’
Prime Minister Hun Sen’s visit to Beijing on Sunday to discuss economic and trade issues presents a good opportunity for the Kingdom to strengthen Chinese ties and counter punitive measures by the West, an analyst says. The prime minister’s four-day official visit to
- Former chief bodyguard receives royal pardon
The former chief bodyguard of late Senate president Chea Sim has received a royal pardon nearly eight years after he was sentenced to 15 years behind bars on several charges, according to a royal decree dated November 12, last year, and obtained by The Post on Wednesday.
- Close to the edge: Hair raising pictures from Kulen Mountain
A new hair raising attraction on Kulen Mountain has finally opened to the public, with people flocking to the protruding cliff edge overlooking green mountainous forests to take photographs. The giant overhanging rock is situated in an area known as Mahendraparvata – an ancient city of
- US warned not to interfere despite successful meeting
A senior Ministry of National Defence official said the Tuesday meeting between the US Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defence for South and Southeast Asia Joseph H Felter and General Neang Phat had helped strengthen relations between the two countries’ militaries. However, a senior Cambodian People’