A massive power outage happened on May 22th (Wednesday) in Phnom Penh.
About 2 p.m. the power went out from all over Phnom Penh shutting down the city’s central water pumping station, leaving many people in the city without power and water.
The power appeared to return to Phnom Penh around 8 p.m. The problem occurred following the breakdown of transmission line in Vietnam that also supplies electricity to Cambodia (Cambodia receives from Vietnam approximately 40 percent of its national electricity supply)
Electricity is very important to provide medical treatment. Of course many hospitals and clinics has generator to provide against emergencies. Unfortunately, generator for itself sometimes can not cover a power failure for long periods such as this time.
At this moment we are looking for a solution to face this frequent problem in Cambodia and provide in the future a stable medical treatment in Phnom Penh.