Xinhua, October 8, 2012
Cambodia has reduced its concern over the direct impact of a tropical storm Gaemi after the storm has slowed its speed to 25 kilometers per hour (kph) when it arrived in Cambodia's northwestern Stung Treng province on Sunday morning, Prime Minister Hun Sen said.
"A few days ago, we were concerned over the storm, and our concern has now reduced because the storm arrived in the western part of Stung Treng province on Sunday morning at 7:00 a.m. (local time) with the speed of only 25 kph after it hit the coast of Vietnam at the speed of 55 kph," the premier said Sunday during a ceremony to deliver land titles to residents in northwestern Banteay Meanchey province bordering Thailand.
"With this speed, the winds will travel to Siem Reap province at 7:00 p.m. tonight (Sunday)," he said.
Siem Reap is the country's largest tourism destination, located some 315 kilometers northwest of Phnom Penh. The province houses Angkor Wat Temple, one of the world heritage sites.