វារីអគ្គិសនីសេសានក្រោម ២ ការពារបរិស្ថាន និងផ្តល់ថាមពលស្អាតនៅកម្ពុជា
នៅខែកក្កដា រដ្ឋបាលជលផលកម្ពុជា បានចេញវិញ្ញាបនបត្រដល់វារីអគ្គិសនីសេសានក្រោម ២ ដោយទទួលស្គាល់សមិទ្ធផលរបស់ក្រុមហ៊ុនក្នុងការការពារត្រី។ ...
សិទ្ធិមនុស្សគឺសម្រាប់មនុស្សជាតិ មិនមែនសម្រាប់អង្គការឃ្លាំមើលសិទ្ធិមនុស្សនោះទេ។ ត្រូវយល់ពីបញ្ហាសិទ្ធិមនុស្ស ដោយផ្អែកលើបរិបទ និងដំណាក់កាលនៃការកសាងជាតិ និងការកសាងរដ្ឋ។ ...
អ្នកនាំពាក្យក្រសួងបរិស្ថាន ឯកឧត្តម នេត្រ ភក្ត្រា បានឆ្លើយតបទៅនឹងរបាយការណ៍ដែលចេញដោយអង្គការឃ្លាំមើលសិទ្ធិមនុស្ស (HRW) ដែលអះអាងថា ការសាងសង់ទំនប់វារីអគ្គិសនីសេសានក្រោម ២ បានធ្វើឱ្យប៉ះពាល់ដល់សិទ្ធិមនុស្សនៅកម្ពុជា។ ...
អ្នកភូមិក្នុងខេត្តស្ទឹងត្រែងមិនសប្បាយចិត្តនឹង អាជ្ញាធរមូលដ្ឋានកាលពីថ្ងៃសៅរ៍ដោយបានរៀបចំពិធីបែបប្រពៃណី បួងសួងសុំឲ្យព្រលឹងអារុក្ខ ...
Villagers Ask Chinese Embassy to Intervene Against Dam Investors
Communities threatened by the planned construction of three hydropower dams in Stung Treng and Ratanakkiri provinces will today submit to the Chinese Embassy a petition demanding that the embassy intervene against Chinese companies investing in the dams. The petition, to be presented in Chinese, Khmer and ...
Study calls for halt to dams
A new study and accompanying short film released yesterday call for all lower Mekong dam developers to halt plans until further impact studies can be made. Hydropower dams will have a greater impact on river flows than even climate change, according to research by the University ...
CPP Lawmaker Says Deforestation Is Good for Economy
CPP lawmaker Chheang Vun on Wednesday lauded the economic and social benefits of the widespread clearing of Cambodia’s forests for development projects. Speaking to reporters at the National Assembly after a meeting with the Vietnamese Ambassador Ngo Anh Dzung, Mr. Vun, who is also the spokesman ...
Mech Dara and Dene-Hern Chen
Official DisputesWhen Dam Clearing Ceased
A Stung Treng province district official on Sunday contradicted claims that logging in the area designated for the Sesan 2 dam had ceased a month ago, saying that it had only stopped last week after direct orders from the government to do so. On Thursday, Ministry ...
Government Suspends Logging in Stung Treng Dam Concession
The government has ordered Ang & Associates Lawyer Co. Ltd., a company headed by well-known businessman Kith Meng, to cease logging in an area of Stung Treng province where a hydropower dam will be built. Sesan district governor Yeang Srey Sary said Thursday that a delegation ...
Kuch Naren and Dene-Hern Chen
Environmentalists Say Dam Project Could Be Disastrous
While fears have been raised over the imminent construction of the Don Sahong dam in Laos, environmentalists on Monday said Cambodia should not forget that it has a project of its own that would be equally as disastrous to the livelihoods of hundreds of thousands ...
Denise Hruby and Kuch Naren
Forest Cleared for Stung Treng Dam Construction
Logging has officially begun in Stung Treng province in preparation for the construction of a massive hydropower dam, but local authorities and villagers said Wednesday that the clearing of forest is going unchecked outside the official dam concession area. The Lower Sesan 2 dam was approved ...
Kuch Naren and Dene-Hern Chen
International Donors Call for Redesign of Sesan 2 Hydro Dam
International donors, including the U.S., Australia, the European Union and the World Bank, have urged the Cambodian government to redesign a massive hydropower project in Stung Treng province that environmentalists say will deplete fisheries and submit it to the Mekong River Commission (MRC) for consultation. In ...
Mekong Dams Could Be a Threat to Cambodia’s Food Security
The construction of two hydroelectric dams proposed for the Mekong River would lead to steep declines in the availability of fish-an essential source of protein for Cambodians- potentially threatening food security, according to a new report by the fisheries administration. The study by the administration’s Inland Fisheries ...
Despite Law, Minority Rights Receive Very Few Protections
The government does little to protect the rights and livelihoods of the country’s many ethnic minorities who are under constant threat from rapid development, representatives of indigenous groups said yesterday. “We have polices laws and guidelines to protect indigenous people, but we see that it doesn’t ...
Dam firm violated law
The parent company behind a firm constructing the Lower Sesan 2 dam in Stung Treng has repeatedly violated Chinese law by building “massive” power projects without prior approval, China’s national auditor has found. State-owned China Huaneng Group, of which Lower Sesan 2 partner Hydrolancang International Energy ...
Mekong Communities Tell of Hardship From Hydropower Dams
About 200 people from Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia affected by hydropower dam projects on the Mekong River and its tributaries gathered in Phnom Penh yesterday to share their experiences of how their lives have been adversely affected since the dams were constructed. Speaking at the ...
Cambodian greens see red in upcoming dams
For Meach Mean, a veteran campaigner against hydropower dams in Cambodia’s northeast, this year has brought a double dose of bad news. First, he says, two Chinese hydropower companies have begun feasibility studies into a pair of dams planned for tributaries of the Mekong River ...
Work underway on 'catastrophic' Cambodian dam
Srekor village has stood on the banks of the Se San River in northeastern Cambodia for generations. In a few years it will be gone, submerged along with more than 300 square kilometres of surrounding farmland and forest. For 37-year-old rice farmer Pa Tou, the ...
Ratanakkiri Hydropower Dams Deemed Economically Viable
Two massive hydropower dams planned for the Mekong’s tributaries in Ratanakkiri province have been deemed economically viable by two feasibility studies conducted by a pair of giant Chinese conglomerates, a provincial industry, mines and energy official said yesterday. Despite the feasibility studies having been completed, ...
Work Begins on Controversial Cambodian Dam
As work begins on Cambodia’s biggest dam, those advocating against its construction have warned that the region’s rush for hydropower will have a disastrous effect on millions of people who rely on the Mekong River to survive. Last month, workers began preparing an area in northeastern ...