PUBLISHED: 27 August 2019

Safety measure

In response to a series of petrol fires and explosions that damaged property and claimed lives, as part of a new safety initiative, MME will require all petrol station owners to present a certificate acknowledging that their businesses follow risk-prevention protocols. Large fuel stations that handle more than 200 liters of petrol are required to show proof of proper equipment, including electrical, ventilation and oil-flow systems, and the presence of fire extinguishers. Gas stations built before November 25 have to apply for certification from the ministry within six months, and will be given until 2019 to implement the safety arrangements.

Phnom Penh Post, 24 March 2015