Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - More power outages in store for PP locales



More power outages in store for PP locales

More power outages in store for PP locales

Parts of Phnom Penh experienced scheduled power outages yesterday, as a result of state power company Electricite du Cambodge moving power poles to make way for road widening, the EDC said yesterday.

Scheduled outages across the capital and elsewhere will last through March 20. Today, electricity will be out from 8am to 5pm in Stung Meanchey commune in the capital’s Meanchey district and in the Takhmao district of Kandal province. It will also be out in some villages in Dangkor, Por Sen Chey and Chbar Ampov districts.

On Saturday, electricity will be out from 8am to 4pm along street 271 in Chamkarmon district’s Phsar Doeum Thkov commune. During that time, the power will also be shut off in Prey Chi Sak and Trapaing Krosang village in Por Sen Chey district, as well as in some areas on National Road 1, from Chbar Ampov I to Niroth communes.

On Sunday, the electricity will be out between 8am and 4pm in Phsar Kandal II commune in Daun Penh district; in Prek Phnov commune in Prek Phnov district; in villages in Por Sen Chey district; and in some houses along Street 598 in Russey Keo district.

“It is very important to have electricity and water as we live in the city,” said Chamkarmon District Governor Prom Somkhan, acknowledging the inconvenience of the outages. But, he added, “I will ask the commune chiefs to tell the people to be patient . . . We have to do it.”

MOST VIEWED

  • Would you like fries with that? US burger chain makes Phnom Penh debut

    California-based The Habit Burger Grill restaurant chain is all set to serve up a delicious array of charbroiled burgers and sides at its newest international location in the centre of Phnom Penh. The Habit is “renowned for its award-winning Charburgers grilled over an open flame,

  • Banteay Meanchey flood victims receive aid

    Prime Minister Hun Sen on Wednesday provided aid to more than 10,000 families affected by flooding in Banteay Meanchey province’s Mongkol Borei district and offered his condolences to the 18 victims who drowned in the province over the past week. He said flooding had occured in

  • PM urges caution as Polish man tests positive for Covid

    The Ministry of Health on Wednesday reported that a 47-year-old Polish man tested positive for Covid-19 after arriving in Cambodia on Monday. There are a total of six Covid-19 patients currently in the country, all of whom are being treated at the Khmer-Soviet Friendship Hospital

  • Banteay Meanchey floods kill one more as death toll reaches 15

    As floodwaters start to recede in Pursat, Battambang and Pailin provinces and Phnom Penh, Banteay Meanchey continues to bear the brunt as one more person was killed on Monday, bringing the total number of flood-related deaths to 15 in the province this month. Banteay Meanchey provincial

  • Serving coffee with a side of robots

    The eye-catching glass building surrounded by greenery at the intersection of Streets 371 and 2002 in Phnom Penh’s Sen Sok district is more than just another coffee shop where you can while away a few hours. UrHobby House cafe is filled with robots and characters from

  • Phnom Penh underpass opens to ease traffic

    Prime Minister Hun Sen has announced a temporary opening of the 488m underpass at the Chaom Chao roundabout in Phnom Penh’s Por Sen Chey district, which was recently completed to connect traffic from National Road 4 to Russian Federation Blvd. The move is to reduce