Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday said ministries tasked with handling natural disasters must continue prioritising the safety of villagers affected by recent floods.
Speaking to thousands of garment workers in Kandal province, Mr Hun Sen also ordered the National Bank to temporarily cease interest charges on those affected by the floods and delay the collection of debt owed.
“Please understand that their payments could be delayed because they are in a difficult position,” he said. “Their crops were damaged, please don’t confiscate their property.”
Mr Hun Sen said the Agriculture Ministry must provide rice and vegetable seeds to mitigate the impact of the floods. He said the seeds would help farmers replant their crops and regain their finances.
The NCDM said that 18 people have died and thousands more have been displaced.
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