Phnom Penh: Phnom Penh Capital Administration is sending professional officers to study the main and secondary canals to rehabilitate 12 more lines this year to prepare Prevent or avoid floods. The canals are located north of Phnom Penh with two lines and west of the capital with 10 lines.

Phnom Penh Governor Khuong Sreng said that two canals in the northern part of Phnom Penh are located along the Victory Monument Road and Kob Srov Dam Canal. The other 10 lines are in the western part of Phnom Penh, located in Kampol, Por Senchey, Dangkor and Meanchey districts.

Mr. Khuong Sreng said: “We need to restore the canal to open the water when there is a severe flood, easy to drain water to ensure Sustainability at least 80 percent helps prevent flooding like last year. "If it gets a storm, we can save more."

However, the governor did not specify how long the canals were and how deep they would be. No, because it is in further study. But he said that at least the canal to be restored must be expanded to the size of the canal.

Mr. Khuong Sreng said: “We started gradually and in the north we dug and from last year we dug until now we The digging has not stopped yet. "But we need to learn where to connect and how many more stations or pumps to add."

According to Mr. Khuong Sreng, during the additional study phase, there is technical assistance from the Department of Public Works of Phnom Penh, Department of Resources. Water Department, especially the University of Technology of Cambodia, which will provide skills to study the rehabilitation of those canals.

"We also need to ask JICA for advice on how to do this," he said. Because he is helping us around the floods in Phnom Penh.

According to the Ministry of Information on December 24, the Phnom Penh Capital Administration has restored 12 canals that helped alleviate the flood. More floods in 2020. By 2021, the Phnom Penh administration plans to rehabilitate more main canals in the south. The north and west continue to ensure that Phnom Penh is not flooded during the rainy season.

Phnom Penh has 14 pumping stations, including Boeung Trabek pumping station, Boeung Tumpun pumping station, and Lumpram pumping station. 100 Borey Pumping Stations Toul Sampov Pumping Station Kob Srov Pumping Station Svay Pak Pumping Station Preah Ponlea Pumping Station Toul Kork I, Toul Kork II pumping station and 4 other stations in front of the palace and the leopard.

Mr. Soeun Saran, Executive Director of STT, believes that the Phnom Penh Capital Administration's attention to rehabilitating canals is a matter Good. Because the rehabilitation of the canal system can lead to the speed of water flowing out of Phnom Penh faster, but what needs to be considered more is the direction Of the outflow of water.

Mr. Saran said: "The direction of water flowing out of Phnom Penh, whether from homes or from floods, it will Where does it flow? And what we need to think about is to make sure that the place is a reservoir or a reservoir from Phnom Penh. There is a shrinkage or enough space to get water.

According to Saran, the continued deletion of major lakes, such as Boeung Tumpun, Boeung Choeung Ek and Boeung Ta Mok, Phnom Penh could face consequences. Affected by floods, causing more difficulties. Therefore, he hopes that the government will continue to protect the lakes as determined not to shrink further. At the same time, should continue to restore the reservoir as well as the canal to release water from Phnom Penh even better. .