Australian Ambassador to Cambodia Pablo Kang today went to Kampong Thom province to support flood relief efforts in the province.
Some 6,000 farmers in the province have been impacted by this year’s floods, with approximately 12,000 hectares of crops destroyed.
While the Cambodian National Committee on Disaster Management, led by commander of Royal Cambodian Army Lieutenant General Hun Manet, distributes rice seeds to help farmers replant new crop, the Australian Government – through the CAVAC program – has also donated 20 Eli Seeders to the Provincial Department of Agriculture, to be used to support replanting efforts and benefit local communities.
In addition, through the ACCESS Program, the Australian Government will donate food and hygiene packages to some 1,000 households with disabled members.
Meanwhile, the 3i Program – which is in cooperation with the Australian Water Association, is also planning to deploy 10 high capacity water treatment systems to health centres in affected areas.
“As a country also prone to drought and flood, we know how devastating natural disasters can be for communities,” Ambassador Kang said.
“As a friend and neighbour, we want to do whatever we can to help Cambodians get back on their feet after the floods, as we have done after previous natural disasters,” he added.
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