A fleet of five speedboats set off from Sisowath Quay on Tuesday afternoon carrying Phnom Penh’s governor, 19 local officials, several bodyguards and a press team, as the municipal authorities’ plan to deal with flooding in several districts of the city switched into first gear. Over the past two weeks, storms have caused severe flooding across 10 provinces as water levels in the Mekong and tributary rivers surged, claiming at least 30 lives and forcing almost 10,000 families from their homes, according to the figures released by the National Committee for Disaster Management on Monday. Kuoch Chamroeun, the
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