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Flooding in PP - new drains working well !!!!

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Always amazed how people can walk around bare foot in these types of situations. 

Hope it all gets fixed...........just ike Thailand LOL! 

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Drainage blamed for city flooding Chaos

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Phnom Penh’s Public Works Department has explained recent widespread flooding in the city after much criticism on Facebook.

Department director Sam Piseth told local TV that factors such as climate change brought more than 40mm of rain per hour, beyond the ability of drains to cope.

The second reason was there were now more homes, buildings and roads.

He said that in city there were 44,000 drains.

“We have been building the drainage system for four years and we must spend eight more years building it,” he said. “We planned for 3,000 more drains in the city to avoid flooding. Some areas have serious floods but they go down quickly.”

The department also posted on its Facebook page that the reason for serious flooding at Street 2004 in Meanchey district, which was much criticised on Facebook, was that families had blocked the canal by dropping a lot of rubbish into it.

Ee Sarom, executive director of Sahmakum Teang Tnaut, said it was not only rubbish problems which brought flooding to the city and caused residents to complain.

He said the late architect Vann Molyvann had identified problems with the Beong Kak canal and with big lakes in the city which caused floods.

Facebook critics said the city flooded after it had been raining for only a short time. They said that in some areas the flooding was deep which showed that authorities lacked techniques to build drainage systems.

The Meteorology Ministry says that flooding could continue in Phnom Penh and provinces such as Kampong Speu, Kandal and Takeo until tomorrow as a low pressure system brings more rain.

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Flood dangers rise amid downpours

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The Minister of Water Resources and Meteorology has issued a new warning about heavy rain across the country amid a low-pressure weather system, while Prime Minister Hun Sen has ordered officials to be prepared for flooding.

Minister Lim Kean Hor said rains were expected to range from average to heavy.

“Cambodia will experience a lot of rain from October 2 to 10 which will cause flooding in many places,” he said.

Mr Kean Hor said all ministries, local authorities, relevant institutions and citizens must pay attention, especially to flooding rains in lowland areas and near waterways.

Keo Vy, a spokesman for the National Committee for Disaster Management, said yesterday that floods had not yet badly affected people or property. “Short periods of flooding have had little impact on vehicles,” he added.

Mr Vy said authorities had to focus on flooding from the Mekong River, which could be more serious.

In August, floods killed three people in Preah Vihear province. Another 14 died when the Mekong flooded in Phnom Penh and the provinces of Kampong Cham, Kratie, Tbong Khmom and Stung Treng.

Mr Hun Sen said yesterday that all of the country is under threat from imminent floods.

“Local authorities and people should be careful of the dangers of flooding.” he said.

“We have to find a way to remove water from flood-prone areas.”

Mr Hun Sen added that authorities must intervene immediately to move tourists, both local and international, to safety when tourist sites flood.

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Japan wades in to prevent floods in capital

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The Japan International Cooperation Agency will today begin two days of drainage work to clear clogged systems that led to recent floods in the capital.

A statement released yesterday said the organisation will be conducting the drainage work on pipes around Wat Phnom, with help from City Hall.

“Phnom Penh faces challenges in discharging rain water to the river when drainage pipes are damaged or filled by sludge,” the statement said. “The city will conduct camera investigations to analyse the insides of pipes, mitigate floods and maximise drainage function.”

Chou Kimtry, deputy director of Phnom Penh’s Public Works Department, declined to comment.

Department director Sam Piseth told local TV that factors such as climate change were responsible for recent downpours of more than 40 millimetres of rain per hour, beyond the ability of drains to cope.

Heavy rains are expected to continue until at least Tuesday.

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On 9/28/2017 at 1:03 PM, FBI Agent said:

St 172 - not too bad till you reach the Wat and St 13

 

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Pretty sure I got a haircut just to the left of that entrance

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1 hour ago, barsie said:

Pretty sure I got a haircut just to the left of that entrance

Yes there are barbers there every day

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It was a bit random I was sitting in the restaurant on the corner to left ordering food and saw barber went over got a quick cut.

That restaurant day 1 did 1 of best beef lok laks i've ever had- went back next day it was totally different and crap.

I stay near there at Silver River hotel- very fair value for a moderate hotel.

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Yes Silver River a long time fave of visitors 

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