Electricity production

Hydropower dams

Lao dam impact on dolphin migration highlighted

Sub-national officials and communities in the province are concerned about the impact of Laos’ Don Sahong hydropower dam on the endangered Irrawaddy dolphin population in the downstream Mekong River. According to Reuters, the dam began operations and connected its power grid to the Kingdom earlier ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50681288/lao-dam-impact-on-dolphin-migration-highlighted

Mekong levels to drop as China conducts equipment tests

The Mekong River Commission on Tuesday reported dam equipment tests in China will affect water levels in Cambodia, Thailand and Laos in the middle of this month. In a press release obtained yesterday, the MRC said the tests are being conducted in China’s Jinghong hydropower station ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50675730/mekong-levels-to-drop-as-china-conducts-equipment-tests

MRC forum tackles hydropower dam proposed by Laos

The Mekong River Commission, member countries and relevant partners yesterday discussed procedures for a technical review of Laos’ planned Luang Prabang hydropower project.​ About 200 people comprising representatives of member countries Cambodia, Thailand, Laos and Vietnam, civil society, academics, private sector and development partners were ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50657645/mrc-forum-tackles-hydropower-dam-proposed-by-laos/

ISDN in tie-up to build Cambodia power plant

Mainboard-listed ISDN Holdings has taken a 33 per cent stake in a joint venture that will build an 80MW hydroelectric power plant in Cambodia. ...

The Straits Times staff
https://www.straitstimes.com/business/companies-markets/isdn-in-tie-up-to-build-cambodia-power-plant

Japanese firm acquires stake at upcoming Pursat hydropower plant

Japanese power firm eRex Co Ltd announced last week its involvement in the construction and management of an 80-megawatt hydropower plant in Pursat province. The Tokyo-based company plans to invest $23.5 million to secure a 34 percent stake in the project, with Asia Energy Power Co. ...

Jose Rodriguez T. Senase
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50655887/oil-exploration-in-kompong-som-basin-off-to-a-promising-start/

Chinese firms propose 150-MW hydropower dam

Chinese firms have proposed a new hydroelectric power project on Koh Kong’s Tatay river. Chint Group and Sinomach-HE recently asked the Ministry of Mines and Energy for permission to begin a feasibility study on a project to build a 150-megawatt hydropower dam on the Tatay river, ...

Chea Vannak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50644907/chinese-firms-propose-150-mw-hydropower-dam/

Mekong river countries urged to reconsider hydropower dams

Activists representing Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam yesterday urged their respective governments to consider the lives of people living around the Mekong River when building infrastructure projects. Some of the activists urged governments to increase impact assessment initiatives, while others called for the suspension of all ongoing ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50628833/mekong-river-countries-urged-to-reconsider-hydropower-dams/

Senators approve 2019-2023 development plan, power projects

Senators yesterday unanimously agreed to pass the National Strategic Development Plan of 2019-2023 worth $57.7 billion in capital. In order for the budget plan to be finalised, it will need to be reviewed by the Constitutional Council and approved by the King. The vote was held ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50623286/senators-approve-2019-2023-development-plan-power-projects/

Parliament approves power projects

The National Assembly yesterday unanimously approved plans by SPHP (Cambodia) to invest in a new hydroelectric dam in Pursat province, as well as plans by Schnei Tech to build solar farms in Pursat and Kampong Chhnang province. Since power cuts began in March across the ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50619937/parliament-approves-power-projects/

Increase in electricity production as rain hits Kingdom

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday said the Kingdom’s hydropower stations can now produce 600 out of 1,400 megawatts required to power the country due to rain during the past few days. Mr Hun Sen made the statement during an anniversary event commemorating World Red Cross ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50602093/increase-in-electricity-production-as-rain-hits-kingdom/

Stung Treng authorities reject RFA timber trafficking claim

The Stung Treng provincial department of agriculture, forestry and fisheries rejected a Radio Free Asia (RFA) report which claimed that on March 27, there was a resurgence of illegal timber trafficking activities near the Lower Sesan II Dam. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/stung-treng-authorities-reject-rfa-timber-trafficking-claim

Laos urged to address dam project impacts

Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam have urged fellow Mekong River Commission member Laos to address cross-border and environmental impact issues following consultations on its Pak Lay hydropower dam project. On Thursday, the MRC member countries agreed on a statement on the proposed project, after they concluded ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50594355/laos-urged-to-address-dam-project-impacts/

Hydrodam, solar power stations are approved

The government last week approved the construction of a hydroelectric dam and supplemental solar power stations with a total electrical capacity of 220MW, as the Kingdom continues battling a national electricity shortage. According to Prime Minister Hun Sen, Cambodia is currently facing a 400MW power ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/hydrodam-solar-power-stations-are-approved

Gov’t to buy power from companies

In a bid to end ongoing blackouts across the country, the government is planning to buy power from the private sector to supply households. The country is now experiencing daily power cuts as a result of extremely hot and dry weather. The seven hydropower dams ...

Chea Vannak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50589834/govt-to-buy-power-from-companies/

River level rises in Kratie province

Kratie Provincial Hall yesterday said that the water level of the Mekong river has risen after authorities in a neighbouring country opened the floodgates of a hydropower dam. Pen Lynath, provincial deputy governor, yesterday said that according to the Water Resources Department, the floodgates were ...

Khuon Narim
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50571026/river-level-rises-in-kratie-province/

PM: Electricity rates to drop ‘in 14 days’

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday pledged that electricity rates will drop across the Kingdom next year, saying his “sharing policy”, promised before the July 29 national elections, “will come true in the next 14 days”. ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pm-electricity-rates-drop-14-days

Lower Sesan II dam opens

Situated in Stung Treng province’s Sesan district, the hydropower dam is Asia’s longest at 6.5km. It is a joint venture by Chinese company Hydrolancang International, Cambodian company Royal Group, and Vietnamese company Vietnam Electricity. The project is a 45-year Build-Operate-Transfer contract, in which five years was ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/lower-sesan-ii-dam-opens

Stung Treng authority agrees to Bunong request

Stung Treng provincial authorities have unanimously agreed to the request and conditions of the ethnic Bunong community members from Kbal Romeas village who have been impacted by the Lower Sesan II dam in the province. However, the authorities are still considering requests and conditions laid down ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/stung-treng-authority-agrees-bunong-request

Cambodia to boost clean energy use—but coal plants planned too

Cambodia will push ahead with plans to use hydropower and coal to electrify the entire country by 2020, but solar energy will play some role, especially in remote areas, an energy ministry official said on Wednesday. The Southeast Asian nation has electrified rapidly since 2000, ...

Jared Ferrie
http://news.trust.org/item/20181107114203-3nzlo/

Cambodian villagers say authorities failed to honor promises for flood relief

Nearly 100 families in two villages affected by flooding from the controversial Lower Sesan 2 hydropower mega-dam in northeastern Cambodia’s Stung Treng province said Tuesday that authorities have failed to honor promises they made to rebuild submerged communities and provide much-needed supplies and services.​ ...

Roseanne Gerin
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/cambodia/cambodian-villagers-say-authorities-failed-to-honor-promises-10302018173257.html

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