PHNOM PENH, Nov. 24 (Xinhua) -- Cambodia needs approximately 91 million U.S. dollars to repair about 3,154 km of rural roads that had been damaged by recent flash floods, a spokesman said on Tuesday.
"The Ministry of Economy and Finance has provided 15 million U.S. dollars for the repairs," Rural Development Ministry secretary of state and spokesman Chan Darong said in a press conference, adding that they will seek from development partners for the remaining amount.
Darong said the repairs have been underway since early November and about 111 km of the flood-damaged roads have been restored.
According to the spokesman, the floods had also affected roughly 4,155 wells, mainly in Banteay Meanchey, Battambang, Pursat, Pailin, Siem Reap, Preah Vihear, Svay Rieng and Kampong Cham provinces.
Government spokesman Phay Siphan said in the press conference that seasonal rains, exacerbated by tropical storms, had caused floods in 19 of the kingdom's 25 cities and provinces last month.
He added that the floods had killed 44 people and forced the evacuations of 47,584 others.