Phnom Penh (FN), October 26 - Lieutenant General Touch Naroth, Director of the Bodyguard Department, confirmed that 12,300 forces will be deployed to ensure security and order for citizens to visit Phnom Penh during the 3-day Water Festival.

His remarks was made during a meeting with officers on Thursday at the National Police Commissariat.

"We have approximately 30,000 forces in overall for Water Festival, which will take place from November 2 to November 4, 2017”, stated Touch Naroth.

Some roads will be blocked from 1:00 pm to 12:00 am.

Blocked roads are Street 130, Street 5, Street 154, Street 19, Norodom Boulevard, Street 228, Street 51, Street 294, and Sothearos Street.

Authorities will provide entrance card to residents in the streets mentioned above.