Cambodia needs $91m to repair rural roads damaged by flood

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Chan Darong

Cambodia needs approximately 91 million U.S. dollars to repair about 3,154 km of rural roads damaged by recent flash floods, a spokesman said on Tuesday.

Reports say that the Ministry of Economy and Finance had provided 15 million U.S. dollars for the repairs.

Ministry of Rural Development Secretary of state and spokesman, Chan Darong said in a news conference, adding that they will seek help from development partners for the remaining amount.

Darong said repairs had been underway since early November and about 111 km of the flood-damaged roads have been restored.

According to the spokesman, the floods had also affected roughly 4,155 wells, mainly in Banteay Meanchey, Battambang, Pursat, Pailin, Siem Reap, Preah Vihear, Svay Rieng and Kampong Cham provinces.

Government spokesman, Phay Siphan said at the media briefing that seasonal rains, exacerbated by tropical storms, had caused floods in 19 of the kingdom’s 25 cities and provinces in October.

He added that the floods had killed 44 people and forced the evacuations of 47,584 others. (Xinhua/NAN)

– Nov. 24, 2020 @ 11:45 GMT |

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