City’s flood action plan

City Hall officials are holding meetings with other departments to find ways to let water flow from flood-prone areas of Chbar Ampov district. City Hall spokesman Met Meas Pheakdey said the district was the lowest-lying area and routinely suffered floods after heavy rain. He said the municipality was not going to dig a lake to store water but would organise drainage for water to flow into the river. “This location currently has ditches and canals, but those canals are not functioning as reservoirs or waterways because they are clogged with garbage or mud. “Some people build illegal homes along the canal, so we will organise a plan to reclaim the land that has been illegally grabbed for construction. “We will fix places which are clogged with garbage and mud.”

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