The National Committee for Disaster Management (NCDM) has prepared tools for disaster management to rescue victims of flood disaster in the rainy season this year.

The working group of NCDM has followed up the water level along the Mekong River and set procedures for emergency response, NCDM said in a meeting held on Sept. 7.

The preparedness tools are 1,206 vehicles, 179 boats, and 320 speedy boats for emergency rescue mission during this year’s rainy season.

The NCDM has received relief as food reserves worth some US$6.4 million from Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen and his spouse as well as relief from ministries and private sector for the rescue mission.

In the meeting, H.E Kun Kim, Senior Minister and First Vice President of NCDM called on all stakeholders to share information of disaster-affected situation specifically and timely for emergency response operation.

According to NCDM, the floods in Cambodia in October 2020 killed at least 42 and affected over 175,000 families.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press

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