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Roads need to be clear for emergency services

Roads need to be clear for emergency services

Dear Editor,

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Photo by: Heng Chivoan

Like hundreds of others, I was stuck in traffic at the time of the March 8 Tuol Kork fire. It was difficult to get through, even on a motorcycle.

The day previous, I had been rather surprised to see that the crossroads giving access to the road leading towards Wat Neak Von from the south side of Pochentong Boulevard had been closed. Concrete blocks were laid in the morning of March 7 and painted in the afternoon.

I thought at the time that this could cause problems for the emergency services, as the only other wide road leading to the area around the wat is from the circle on Samdech Penn Nouth near the Sokimex and Total petrol stations.

I do not know how the emergency services fared on the evening or if their arrival was at all delayed by the new restrictions but would hope that, in future, this crossroads is always kept open.

Michael Hansen
Phnom Penh

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