Prime Minister Hun Sen has called on local authorities to advise farmers to cultivate dry-season rice once due to dry spell and water shortage this year.
Speaking to thousands of workers at Chengdu Bayi (Cambodia) Trade Center in Kandal province’s Ang Snuol district on Wednesday morning, Mr Hun Sen said that according to the Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology, Cambodia will face drought and water shortage this year.
“I want to appeal to all authorities to advise all people not to do dry-season rice farming for several times. Please do farming only one time this year because we do not have enough water,” he said.
The Kingdom will be indirectly affected by the El Nino phenomenon which will cause temperatures to rise to between 40 degrees and 42 degrees Celsius in April and May.