Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Unrelenting rains



Unrelenting rains

Content image - Phnom Penh Post

Unrelenting rains

Provinces nationwide – particularly those along the Cambodia-Thailand border – are likely to experience more flooding as a result of a low-pressure system that is expected to bring rain across the country, according to a forecast from the Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology. The low-pressure system is currently in the South China Sea moving towards the coast of Vietnam, and is expected to make its way to the Philippines. Cambodia will start seeing the effects of the system from Friday through October 22, according to an announcement.

‘Municipalities and many provinces, especially provinces located along the Cambodia-Thailand Border and the Mekong River, might face new flooding,’ the announcement reads. Yem Bunrom, director of Banteay Meanchey province’s Department of Water Resources, said his department has urged people living in Poipet town, especially those in proximity to the Ou’Kaidom Dam, to be extremely cautious as the dam’s water level has risen to 4.75 metres – 0.15 metres above the alert point.

Some 20 homes have already been flooded, as have two border unit outposts. During the first nine months of this year, rainstorms caused six deaths and 50 injuries, while lightning killed 70 people and injured 62, according to the National Committee for Disaster Management.

MOST VIEWED

  • Without shoes or a helmet, a young cyclist steals the show

    Pech Theara gripped the curved handlebars of his rusty old bike, planted his bare feet on its pedals and stormed as fast as he could towards the finish line. The odds were against him as the 13-year-old faced off against kids with nicer bikes at

  • Phnom Penh-Sihanoukville expressway on schedule

    The construction of the more than $1.9 billion Phnom Penh-Sihanoukville Expressway has not been delayed despite the Covid-19 pandemic, with more than 26 per cent of the project completed and expected to finish in about two years, according to Ministry of Public Works and Transport secretary of

  • Singapore group seeks $14M in damages from PPSP over ‘breach of contract’

    Singapore-based Asiatic Group (Holdings) Ltd is seeking a minimum of $14.4 million relief from Cambodia Securities Exchange (CSX)-listed Phnom Penh Special Economic Zone Plc (PPSP) for allegedly breaching a power plant joint venture (JV) agreement. Asiatic Group’s wholly-owned Colben System Pte Ltd and 95 per

  • Over 110 garment factories close

    A government official said on November 22 that at least 110 garment factories had closed in the first nine months of the year and left more than 55,000 workers without jobs – but union leaders worry those numbers could be much higher. Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training undersecretary

  • PM dispels lockdown rumours, gifts masks

    Prime Minister Hun Sen on November 12 denied rumours that he will lock down the country in response to increased Covid-19 fears, referring to them as propaganda aimed at destabilising the country. In a Facebook post, he said some people had spread rumours that the government

  • SilkAir adds flight to Phnom Penh schedule

    Silkair (Singapore) Pte Ltd is increasing its flight frequency between Phnom Penh and Singapore with a third weekly flight on Saturdays, according to Cambodia Airports’ Facebook page. The other flights offered are on Tuesdays and Sundays, with an estimated Phnom Penh arrival time at 5:35pm