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Authorities warn of foot and mouth disease outbreak

Svay Rieng provincial agriculture authorities urged residents to take extra precautions with their cattle to prevent the spread of foot and mouth disease, which was detected in several communes there. Provincial department of agriculture director Thach Ratana said on May 9 that on Thursday, more than ...

Four killed, three hurt as a result of storms

Four were killed by lightning strikes and three were seriously injured when the roof of their house collapsed as storms battered five provinces – Svay Rieng, Kampong Chhnang, Kandal, Battambang and Oddar Meanchey – on Tuesday. According to Keo Vy, spokesman for the National Committee ...

ADB gets behind solar project

The Asian Development Bank has financially backed Singapore’s Sunseap Group’s project to build Cambodia’s first large-scale solar power project under a long-term agreement with the state-run energy utility Electricite Du Cambodge. ADB’s private sector operations department will provide Sunseap Asset (Cambodia) with a debt financing ...

Japanese hospital wing brings hope

Provincial health officials in Svay Rieng are eager to open a new hospital extension, believing it will help reduce the number of patients transferred to other regional facilities and lead to fewer people being forced to travel within Cambodia or abroad for treatment. Ke Rathana, ...

Drought fears spark warning

The government has warned people to be careful about water supplies – for people and animals as well as rice fields – due to fears of a repeat of last year’s drought. Nhem Vanda, the vice-president of the National Committee for Disaster Management, said on February ...

Foot-and-mouth affecting cattle

Many cattle in Svay Rieng province’s Svay Chrum and Chantrea districts have fallen ill or died from foot-and-mouth and other diseases over the past few weeks, resulting in the launch of a cattle vaccination campaign. Soun Norng, the deputy police chief of Chantrea district, said ...

Officials investigating two avian flu outbreaks

The Ministry of Health is testing a suspected human avian flu case following an outbreak in poultry in Svay Rieng province, with experts also investigating a different avian virus – H7N3 – new to Cambodia and discovered in ducks last month in Kampong Thom province, ...

Parents of trafficking victims testify in Thailand

Chab Sanna, 67, on January 26 told a courtroom how her three sons had been lured from their Svay Rieng province home in search of work abroad only to be trafficked into a life of near-slavery on a Thai fishing vessel. It’s an all-too-familiar tale, though ...

Ministry warns of cold snap

The Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology told citizens living near the mountains, especially soldiers, to be careful and pay more attention to their health as temperatures are expected to fall over the next week. Water Resources and Meteorology Minister Lim Kean Hor said on ...

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