Metfone’s technical team have stepped up efforts to maintain network coverage without significant interruption of services at the flooded areas in the event of bad weather, according to the company’s statement.
They said staff have been dispatched to the flooded areas to assure the best quality of connectivity at those locations. The company has also cooperated with the National Committee for Disaster Management in the 10 most affected provinces of flooding to donate food and supplies for the citizens.
About 5,000 packs of essential products have been handed over to the citizens. Each pack of gifts includes 1 free SIM card with $300 in balance. Metfone will keep organising more supporting activities in the upcoming time.
The total donation worth $50,000 is expected to contribute to help nearly 5,000 households to overcome the difficult situation.
As of Oct 22, 2020, The National Committee for Disaster Management (NCDM) has reported that the ongoing flash floods have so far killed 39 people, of them 22 in Banteay Meanchey province.
A total of 120,785 families or 483,140 people have been affected, of them 11,554 families or 46,216 people have been evacuated to the safety grounds, it added. Besides, 111,354 houses, 707 schools, 232,551 hectares of rice fields, 83,918 hectares of subsidiary crops, and many roads, bridges, canals have been flooded and damaged.
The flash floods have affected 110 cities/districts/Khan in 19 of the 25 provinces and capital city – Phnom Penh, Pursat, Pailin, Banteay Meanchey, Battambang, Svay Rieng, Oddar Meanchey, Siem Reap, Takeo, Kampong Speu, Mondulkiri, Preah Sihanouk, Koh Kong, Preah Vihear, Stung Treng, Kampong Cham, Kandal, Kampong Chhnang, and Kampong Thom.
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