The Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology along with Banteay Meanchey provincial officials have completed a man-made canal linking the Ang Trapeang Thmar reservoir to the Sreng river in Oddar Meanchey province.
Banteay Meanchey provincial Governor Suon Bovor yesterday said the canal is about 11 kilometres long and the water in the reservoir will be used to help alleviate shortages during the dry season.
“This reservoir is very important to residents and animals,” Mr Bovor said. “Now they can save some water.”
According to the government, Cambodia will face water shortages and drought in April and May.
In a Facebook post yesterday, the ministry said it had worked nearly a week with excavators to bring water into Ang Trapeang Thmar reservoir.
“The situation regarding Ang Trapeang Thmar has now been solved; there is no more worrying about threats to biodiversity and livelihoods,” it said.