Kampong Cham pumps water to offset drought

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Kampong Cham Governor Kuoch Chamroeun led a meeting with local officials. Supplied.

Authorities in Kampong Cham province are attempting to minimise the effects of drought in the province.

The drought has affected more than 10,000 hectares of rice fields in five districts since the beginning of the month.

Kampong Cham Governor Kuoch Chamroeun led a meeting with local officials to find a way to rescue affected rice fields in the districts of Srey Santhor, Prey Chhor, Chherng Prey and Kampong Siem.

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Om Vibol, director of the provincial water resources department, said for the past ten days officials have been attempting to salvage 15,311-hectares of rice fields by pumping water to them.

“Officials are using three water machines to pump water for fields in some of the hardest-hit areas,” Mr Vibol said. “The districts of Prey Chhor and Kampong Siem were hit the hardest in the province.”

Full story in Wednesday’s paper

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