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National Assembly president describes drought as “crisis” as he inaugurates new temple dining hall in Tboung Khmum Province.
TBOUNG KHMUM — Samdech Akka Moha Ponhea Chakrei Heng Samrin said Sunday that the current drought was a crisis and urged people to do their best to save water.
"We now face a drought crisis so we don’t have enough water,” the National Assembly president told a commune gathering in Tboung Khmum District.
"Local authorities and people need to conserve water resources and do whatever they can to consume water economically,” he said.
The parliamentary speaker noted that the drought was not confined to Cambodia. “It’s not only occurring in our country, it’s a global concern,” he said.
Samdech Heng Samrin was speaking at the inauguration of a new dining hall at Seila Rangsei Temple in Roka Bopram Commune near the provincial capital of Suong.
Almost 2,000 people attended Sunday’s event including commune councillors, civil servants, teachers and students, organisers said.