Wild Fire Prevention Measures Announced

AKP Phnom Penh, January 22, 2019 —

The government has issued wild-fire prevention measures to draw attention of relevant public during the incoming dry season.

The circulation, issued yesterday by the Ministry of Environment, explained that Cambodia will be influenced by El Nino in April and May causing dryness potentially put forest and bushes prone to catching fire.

The instruction emphasised special attention to avoid wild fire in protected areas that can be triggered by farm burning practice (to prepare for next harvest) and negligence among some farmers.

It also called for the support from competent authorities to ensure effective prevention of wild fire.

By Phal Sophanith