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Cambodia scraps plans for Mekong hydropower dams

A Cambodian government decision to postpone building new hydropower dams on the Mekong river has been welcomed by campaigners, who say it will provide welcome relief to the tens of thousands of people whose livelihood depend upon its rich resources. ...

Rebecca Ratcliffe
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/20/cambodia-scraps-plans-for-mekong-hydropower-dams

Cambodian official: no new dams planned for Mekong mainstream before 2030

A Ministry of Energy official said Tuesday that Cambodia will not develop new mainstream hydropower projects on the Mekong River for the next 10 years. ...

Sun Narin
https://www.voacambodia.com/a/cambodian-official-no-new-dams-planned-for-mekong-mainstream-before-2030/5332171.html

$800K dam deal inked to provide clean water

The Chinese-owned Sinohydro Kamchay Hydroelectric Project Co will start construction of an $800,000 overflow dam in Prek Kampong Bai, Kampot province. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50700257/800k-dam-deal-inked-to-provide-clean-water

Stakeholders visiting dam call Lao Hydro developer to share data

Cambodian, Thai and Vietnamese stakeholders have urged Xayaburi hydropower developer to share information on its hydropower plant in northern Laos, Mekong River Commission said. ...

Taing Vida
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50693643/stakeholders-visiting-dam-call-lao-hydro-developer-to-share-data

Groups voice concerns over new dam

Civil society organisations working on water management in Cambodia have expressed concern that Laos’ proposed Luang Prabang hydropower dam project and the existing upper Mekong River dam project will potentially cause more transnational impacts on hydrologic flow, movement of fish and sediment. ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50688101/groups-voice-concerns-over-new-dam

Countries urge Laos to conduct dam impact studies

Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam yesterday reiterated concerns over Laos’ proposed Luang Prabang hydropower dam project and urged the country to conduct more studies on potential environmental and social impacts. The proposed project would be built in Houygno village in the province, approximately 25 kilometres from ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50687612/countries-urge-laos-to-conduct-dam-impact-studies

Losing dolphins for more hydropower

The construction of the Don Sahong hydropower dam in Laos has affected the habitats of Mekong River dolphins, causing their numbers to dwindle in Stung Treng province. The dwindling numbers are causing a decline in tourists who wish to see them, resulting in loss of ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50682044/losing-dolphins-for-more-hydropower

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

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