Battambang provincial officials are preparing the Kamping Puoy irrigation system and have asked vendors to move
Battambang (MGO) - Officials from the Battambang Provincial Department of Water Resources have been preparing for the Kamping Puoy to build an irrigation system and ask vendors there to move out to make it easier for them, despite merchants' requests to continue selling.
Mrs. Kim Chenda, a trader selling beverages and papaya salad on the Kamping Puoy and a resident of Ta Ngaen Village, Ta Kream Commune, Banan District, begged to continue selling since she needed money to raise her children and pay the bank. When the state needs it, she will leave immediately.
Following the principle, they are not allowed to sell, according to H.E. Long Phalkun, head of the Battambang Provincial Department of Water Resources and Meteorology. However, for many years, the department has tolerated and enabled them to earn money here. However, in order to establish the irrigation system, the technical team must first prepare to build this reservoir.
He stated that the current location where the vendors are selling has to be repaired using modern techniques and that this location has also collapsed owing to last year's severe flood. They must thus relocate in order to prevent any harm to themselves and to construct the reservoir.
H.E. Long Phalkun stated that the Royal Government and the Ministry of Water Resources are planning to construct the Kamping Puoy irrigation system to allow residents of this area to grow rice and other crops which is why the traders should understand.
He explained that the Kamping Puoy reservoir is a large-scale reservoir that can store 170 million cubic meters of water, enough to irrigate 24,000 hectares of farmland in three districts: Banan District, Thma Koul District, and Battambang Municipality during the rainy season, and 16,000 hectares during the dry season, once the irrigation system is completed.
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