No End in Site for Phnom Penh's Flooding Problems

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No End in Site for Phnom Penh's Flooding Problems

Post by General Mackevili » Wed Jul 23, 2014 9:22 am

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Phnom Penh residents should continue to brace for more flooding during this rainy season with no imminent fix in sight, officials said Tuesday.

Flooding impacted much of the city as heavy rains fell Tuesday afternoon, causing traffic jams as motorists flocked to major thoroughfares in order to avoid smaller roads with poor drainage.

City Hall spokesman Long Dimanche blamed residents for adding to the problem by blocking drains with trash or closing off manholes to avoid bad smells.

Phnom Penh Municipality last August launched a campaign to encourage people to discard their waste correctly in an effort to alleviate chronic rainy season flooding.

As part of the campaign, City Hall also pledged to clean the city’s drainage system three times this rainy season to reduce about 70 percent of the flooding caused by blockages.

Mr. Dimanche said no cleaning had taken place as of yet but preparations were underway to start.

Carelessly discarded trash has also meant that the ongoing construction of a $350-million drainage system by the Japan International Cooperation Agency in parts of the city has not eased flooding, either.

Duong Chansarath, chief of the drainage and sewage unit at the Phnom Penh department of public works and transport, said he would like to see even more new drains but added that it would depend on whether City Hall had the budget.

“The drainage system in Phnom Penh was built in French colonial times. Mostly drains are still good to use and others we can fix,” he said.

But on Norodom Boulevard on Tuesday evening, commuters were focused simply on getting home.

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Re: No End in Site for Phnom Penh's Flooding Problems

Post by vladimir » Wed Jul 23, 2014 9:42 am

No surprises there.
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Re: No End in Site for Phnom Penh's Flooding Problems

Post by OrangeDragon » Wed Jul 23, 2014 1:42 pm

cover an entire floodplain in cement and what do you get? a swimming pool.
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Re: No End in Site for Phnom Penh's Flooding Problems

Post by ali baba » Wed Jul 23, 2014 2:15 pm

Kuch Veasna, 26, a vendor at O’Russei market, said he would...

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Is there a particular reason that every time you copy & paste an article you give up halfway through?

The suspense, oh the suspense.
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Re: No End in Site for Phnom Penh's Flooding Problems

Post by OrangeDragon » Wed Jul 23, 2014 2:20 pm

So that it's citation and not just content theft.
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Re: No End in Site for Phnom Penh's Flooding Problems

Post by Garry.Crabtree » Wed Jul 23, 2014 3:05 pm

Hey some expat should open up a Scottish Pub here in Phnom Penh.
That way if it gets flooded, then we can have a Loch in….
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Re: No End in Site for Phnom Penh's Flooding Problems

Post by vladimir » Wed Jul 23, 2014 3:08 pm

I wouldn't like that. Somebody might get kilt.
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Re: No End in Site for Phnom Penh's Flooding Problems

Post by The Add Jay » Wed Jul 23, 2014 3:28 pm

Thats to start....how about where the water goes! ever wonder where you get your veggies from? Well will see another outbreak of pink eye in october cause of this problem. *sigh*

I dont think any of these issues will be fixed for a long long time. I just read about a new aiport they plan on building in Kampong Chhnang. How many tourist does this government think are coming here in the future? All seriousness Cambodia isnt nice and there isnt much to see besides angkor wat...from an outsiderrs POV.

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Re: No End in Site for Phnom Penh's Flooding Problems

Post by OrangeDragon » Wed Jul 23, 2014 3:52 pm

The Add Jay wrote:Thats to start....how about where the water goes! ever wonder where you get your veggies from? Well will see another outbreak of pink eye in october cause of this problem. *sigh*

I dont think any of these issues will be fixed for a long long time. I just read about a new aiport they plan on building in Kampong Chhnang. How many tourist does this government think are coming here in the future? All seriousness Cambodia isnt nice and there isnt much to see besides angkor wat...from an outsiderrs POV.

I see a major Bubble growing.
Then why are you here? I think most of us here actually really like the place (despite the occasional venting over an annoyance or two) and find it quite nice. I know pretty much anyone who's come over to visit me does, always talking about how bad they want to come back and how they can't stop thinking about it.
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Re: No End in Site for Phnom Penh's Flooding Problems

Post by General Mackevili » Wed Jul 23, 2014 4:03 pm

ali baba wrote: Is there a particular reason that every time you copy & paste an article you give up halfway through?

The suspense, oh the suspense.
OrangeDragon wrote:So that it's citation and not just content theft.
Yep.

I actually feel a little bad posting a whole article, even though I provide the link, LoL. I know it's 2014 and everyone's doing it, but I try to at least cut off a little bit to give people a reason to check out the original.

Meh, sometimes it's too good and I can't help but paste the whole thing! Shameful, I know. Image
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