In the Council of Ministers meeting on Friday, Prime Minister Hun Sen instructed all relevant authorities to directly check the widespread sites of African Swine Fever (ASF) in order to take timely action, according to Phay Siphan, the government spokesman.
Mr Siphan noted that Mr Hun Sen has drawn high attention of all government officials and stressed on significant intervention from the authorities in addressing ASF and dengue fever.
“The premier reminds all ministries and public institutes to take serious action these two problems,” Mr Siphan said.
The ASF outbreaks have occurred in four provinces in Cambodia since the beginning of April, including Rattanakiri, Tboung Khmum, Svay Rieng and Takeo provinces.
Tan Phannara, director of the General Animal Health and Production Department said that since the outbreak of ASF in early April, 798 pigs were culled, with each pig estimated to cost $200.00, while hundreds of pigs have died from the disease.