Kampong Cham’s governor on Friday asked the NCDM to help stop any further collapses of a riverbank in Stung Trang district.
In his letter to the NCDM, Governor Un Chanda said that the riverbank in the district had become unstable due to floods last year and that about 300 meters had collapsed along Street 223 in Peam Kaoh Sna commune last week, forcing authorities to relocate 112 families.
He noted that the street links the province to Kratie province’s Preak Prasab district and any further collapse could affect travel.
Mr Chanda said the provincial administration does not have enough technical expertise or funds to prevent the riverbank from further collapse when floods hit this year.
“Residents living along the Mekong river face river bank collapses every year and the provincial administration suggests that the NCDM intervenes by sending experts to shore up the bank along the district to prevent it from giving way again,” he said.
Mr Chanda said that if nothing was done, the bank could collapse further and force many residents to flee their homes.
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