Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Repairs underway for Phnom Penh’s flood-damaged roads

Repairs underway for Phnom Penh’s flood-damaged roads

Content image - Phnom Penh Post
Repairs around the city are underway after recent severe floods damaged 627km of national and unpaved roads. PHNOM PENH MUNICIPAL DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS AND TRANSPORT

Repairs underway for Phnom Penh’s flood-damaged roads

Twenty-nine streets in Phnom Penh damaged during recent floods are undergoing repair by the municipal administration in cooperation with the Ministry of Public Works and Transport.

In a Facebook post on Wednesday, the public works ministry said they include national roads 2 and 3, Prey Sar Street and National Road 20A from the Kuor Srov roundabout in the capital’s Dangkor district to the boundary with Kandal province’s Kandal Stung district. Street 217 from Prek Chrey bridge south to the Kuor Srov roundabout has been repaired and opened to traffic, except for heavy vehicles.

A section of National Road 4 from Kamboul village to O’Doem in Phnom Penh’s Kamboul district has been repaired and is ready for traffic. The Prek Thnot dam in Dangkor district’s Spean Thma commune is also being repaired and will be able to resume normal traffic soon.

Heng Nguon, director of the municipal public works department’s road and bridge unit, told The Post: “Our team is continuing to repair National Road 4 and some streets in Dangkor district to allow people to travel.”

Nguon said repairs to national roads 2, 3 and 4 are temporary for now. Final repairs and upgrades will be carried out after more evaluation.

Dangkor governor Kim Nhep told The Post the floods damaged nine paved roads in the district, several concrete foundations and some drainage systems.

“These nines roads are being repaved. Concrete roads were not severely damaged, but there are cracks in places because the foundation is soft,” she said, adding big trucks are temporarily banned.

The municipal hall on Wednesday announced a plan to restore walls at Boeung Tompun Lake and repair the Tompun Pumping Station in Meanchey district’s Boeung Tompun I commune.

It said if the administration does not take measures to protect and restore the station, it could flood and can cause a fire.

According to a report from the National Committee for Disaster Management, recent flash floods affected 627km of national and unpaved roads in 19 provinces and killed 44 people.

MOST VIEWED

  • WHO: Covid in Cambodia goes into new phase

    The World Health Organisation (WHO) in Cambodia said that Cambodia has reached a new phase of the pandemic with “decreasing case numbers, high vaccination coverage and a more transmissible circulating variant threatening a hidden surge”. In a press release on September 6, the WHO said that

  • SOPs steer ‘new normal’ tourism

    The Ministry of Tourism has introduced a set of minimum standard operating procedures (SOP) for four major classes of tourism businesses, which is geared towards the “new normal” of the industry. These SOPs are tailored to support businesses in their daily activities and enable them

  • Sleepless in sin city – Will half-sized, outlawed online gambling sector persist below the surface in Cambodia?

    Chinese authorities are coming down hard on online gambling. Similar events are starting to happen in Cambodia, raising questions as to how all of this will end It is 1:30pm, Sotheary (not her real name) is sitting on the wooden floor of her house, facing

  • 'Pursue your goals, reach out to me': Young diplomat tapped as envoy to South Korea

    Chring Botum Rangsay was a secretary of state at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation before being designated as the new Cambodian ambassador to South Korea. According to her official CV published on the foreign ministry’s website, she started her first government

  • International air visitor arrivals dip 93%

    The number of foreign tourists entering Cambodia through the Kingdom’s three international airports witnessed a sharp 92.5 per cent year-on-year decline in the first seven months of this year, according to the Ministry of Tourism. The airports handled 51,729 international tourists in the January-July period versus

  • School reopening ‘offers model for other sectors’

    World Health Organisation (WHO) representative to Cambodia Li Ailan said school reopening process should be used as a role model for reopening other sectors currently mothballed by the Covid-19 pandemic. Li strongly supports the government’s decision to reopen schools, saying it is a decision