Khmer river eyed to ease drought

Drought coupled with a growing thirst in the Eastern Economic Corridor [EEC] has prompted plans to divert water from the Satung Nam River in Cambodia.

“The Eastern Seaboard has no dependable major river, only reservoirs,” said Alongkorn Ponlaboot, assistant to the agriculture minister.

“So the Royal Irrigation Department will conduct a study on diverting water from other rivers, including the Satung Nam, to ensure water supply [for the Eastern Seaboard],” Mr Alongkorn, a Democrat Party list-MP, told media yesterday during his trip to inspect water management efforts in eastern provinces.

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