|Sinohydro KAMCHAY Hydroelectric Project Co., Ltd.
|Sinohydro KAMCHAY Hydroelectric Project Co., Ltd is hydropower investment company in Cambodia with a 44-year contract, including a four-year construction period. The company is a subsidiary of SINOHYDRO Corporation Limited (SINOHYDRO) of the Republic of China, which bid openly and internationally for investment rights from June 2004 to January 2005 with 1st ranking. On February 23, 2006, the Ministry of Industry, Mines and Energy and the Ministry of Economy and Finance signed a "BOT" investment agreement for the Kamchay Hydropower Development Project in Kampot Province with the Sinohydro KAMCHAY Hydroelectric Project Co., Ltd. Total investment of the project investment is 330 million USD.
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|Representative by: Shen decai
|Company headquarter is located at #49, St 310, Beoung Keng Kang I, Khan Chamkar Mourn, Phnom Penh City
|Status of the EIA reports
|Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA)
|Ministry of Mine and Energry
|Kamchay Sinohydro Hydroelectric Co., Ltd. with the hydropower development is located about 15 km north of Kampot town in Teuk Chhou district between coordinates of 10°40,144' and 10°49,496' north latitude and 104°04,667'and 104°08,663' east longitude. The location of the first dam is approximately 4.5 km at the upper the Teuk Chhou eco-tourism site and the second dam is approximately 300 m at upper Teuk Chhou.
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|KAMCHAY Hydroelectric Project
|SAWAC Consultants for Development
|Backgrounds of EIA company
|SAWAC Consultants is Cambodian's leading consulting firm, which originated from SAWA, a Dutch NGO that has been active in Cambodia since 1993. SWith an increasing number of experienced Cambodian consultants, SAWA has fully handed over to the senior local staffs to manage and operate from 1999, and the firm was officially registered with the Ministry of Commerce, Cambodia, with an official name “Sawac Consultants Cambodia Co., Ltd".
|Address of EIAs company
|No. 01, Street 259, Sangkat Teuk L'ak1, Khan Tuol Kork, Phnom Penh
|Relevant Laws include: - Law on Environmental Protection and Natural Resource Management 1996 - Labour Law in 1997 - Land Law in 2001 - Law on Forestry in 2002 - Fisheries Law in 2006 - Law on Water Resources Management in the Kingdom of Cambodia in 2007 - Law on Protected Areas in 2007 - Sub-Decree on Water Pollution Control in 1999 - Sub-Decree on the Solid Waste Management in 1999 - Sub-Decree on Environmental Impact Assessment Process in 1999 - Sub-Decree on Social Land Concessions in 2003
|Revenues and expenditures
|The company invests 330 millions USD to the project that is able to generate 457.12 GWh annually. This concession has 44 years (4 years for construction).
|Social alnd environmental impacts
|. Physical and environmental resources: This project will help reduce the use of electricity from gasoline and coal-fired power plants, which emit carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide or carbon dioxide as a source of greenhouse gases. . Economic and social resources: 230 KV high voltage power transmission line of the first, second and third power plant of Kamchay hydropower plant with a length of 11.05 km to Kampot substation, Kampot province: there will be additional power supply to Preah Sihanouk, Takeo and Phnom Penh to meet the needs of effective development for the nation. In line with the poverty reduction policy of the Royal Government of Cambodia, this project will enable people to have access cheap electricity in agriculture, such as irrigation of rice and plantations. Furthermore, people can have a better life when they have this energy for handicrafts such as sculpture, weaving, etc. It also attracts large and small industrial plants in the areas through which the network passes and can increase employment for the people. On the other hand, the project has a contribution to the national budget because the company will have to pay import tax on fuel for construction, withholding tax, profit tax and other taxes during the operation and maintenance of the project in acorrdance with contract between the company and the Royal Government of Cambodia. Land use / land prices and tourism sites due to the impact of project development and its infrastructure may make land nearby the project area more expensive, especially land use for industry, agriculture, modernity and tourism. In some areas, people can turn into tourist areas in their villages and communes as much as they can through this 230 KV high voltage transmission line passes.
|-Through this project, Cambodian people will also be employed during the project construction phase. 40 staffs will be recruited, including 30 local people and 10 Chinese workers, while the implementation phase and Maintenance of the project will recruit
|SAWAC's Social Environmental Impact Assessment Research Team has consulted and consulted with the relevant authorities and relevant units as follows: - Deputy Governor of Kampot Province and Head of Kampot Provincial Department of Environment - Head of the Department of Land Management, Urban Planning, Construction and Cadastral Affairs of Kampot Province, Deputy Governor of Teuk Chhou District and Chief of Mak Prang Commune. - Head of Kampot Provincial Department of Industry, Mines and Energy - Head of Kampot Water Supply Authority - Chief of Electricity of Kampot Province - Head of Kampot Provincial Department of Water Resources and Meteorology - Chief of Kampot Provincial Forestry Administration Deputy Chief of Kampot Fisheries Administration - Head of Monivong Bokor National Park - People are affected by the project
|Land converted from
|This project cover 2291.37 hectares and affected to the forest 1961.96 hectares (Evergreen forest for 1545.96 hectares and bamboo forest 416 hecates) agriculture land for 301.37 hectares (includig the second dam ).
|Environmental management plan
|The environmental management plan of the company is to set out some important measures to prevent and reduce any negative environmental impacts to ensure the effective management of environmental resources in the area in accordance with technical and environmental standards and to ensure a sustainable development project, which includes the key points to write a report to the Ministry of Environment: - Organize the responsible division or group for the implementation of work plan. - Be clear on work schedule in environmental protection. - Equip health protection equipment, hazards and modern machinery in a technical manner. - Establish a solid waste storage area. - Prevent and control of various epidemics. - Manage of solid, liquid and toxic waste. - Prevent of erosion in the retaining mountain walls and landfills and rocks by planting grass and trees. - Reduce opacity at stone washing sites and concrete mixing plants. - Promote the planting of trees in public places or areas around protected areas: Conservation of important wildlife species that once existed in the project area and operation of a fish hatchery and turtle rescue station. - Cooperate with professional institutions to inspect the technical location and accept any technical modifications that skills require. - Disseminate and educate on forest species and wildlife to be conserved in the project area. Dissemination and education on health protection, hygiene and occupational safety. - Prepare a budget for the implementation of environmental management plans and expenditures on this budget.
|.The company will build another road on the left hand side of Prek Teuk Chhou with a length of 3800 meters. This road will be made of reinforced concrete with the same width of 6 m. In addition to this concrete road, Constructin of red gravel / stone road with length 15430 m and back width 8 m extends to National Road 3 ,including rehabilitation of the old road length 2650 meters. In order to avoid damage to National Road No. 3 due to the transportation of stones from the quarry in Bo Mon Prey, Tvear Thmei Village, Prey Khnong Commune, Teuk Chhou District, the company has built a temporary red gravel / stone road along National Road on the left hand side (in a direction from Kampot towards Phnom Penh) 13830 meters long, 4 m wide back and connected from this road. With Yeay Mao bend road to the quarry, the company has restored the old road 4750 meters long, 8 meters wide back. Total construction of access roads of this project is a total length of 41.76 km. . Company will construct four bridges, two of which cross the Kamchay River, one made of temporary concrete (opposite the first power building) and the second concrete bridge below the first dam. The other two bridges are made of concrete through O Bei or Otada, and the other made of steel across Stung Keo to connect the two thin roads.
|The company recommends mitigation measures during the project design phase, construction phase, project implementation and maintenance phase, and project closure phase. Additionally, the following study categorizes on topographic and topography studies, soil erosion, surface hydrological systems, quality. Air, water quality, soil quality, aquatic life, forest resources and wildlife habitat, wildlife biology, local community livelihoods and occupations, cultural and religious traditions, water supply systems, transportation, public health, aesthetics , Risk.
|Environmental and social funds
|.The company will provide USD 17,500,000 (seventeen thousand five hundred thousand US dollars) for environmental protection, including 12,000,000 (twelve million US dollars) during the four-year and 5.500,000 (five million five hundred million US dollars) for 40 years in the implementation of environmental protection plans, including solid waste management processes, etc. In addition, the company will build a dam at the bottom of the second dam to conserve fish species originating from the project area and the surrounding area. Providing 100,000 local fish in the conservation area and around the project area is for 10 years at a cost of $ 0.75 per fish, which is equivalent to $ 7,500 per year. . The company has issued social impact compensation, including compensation for the impact on plantations, crops and land lease around the quarry with a total of USD3,500,000 of which are USD 3,348,900 for actual compensation and USD 151,100 for Other expenses. .The project will support 4 fisheries officials to conserve fisheries resources in the area where the company will build the lower fish reservoir dam, the second dam. The officials benefits from the company with each $ 300 per month, a total of $ 14,400 per year ($300 x 12 months October x 4 people = $ 14,400 per year) .The project will support 5 forest rangers (environmentalists) in conserving forest resources in/around the area with stipend of $ 300 per month, total $ 18,000 per year ($300 x 12 October x 5 people = $ 18,000 US per year). . In the 20-year, a total budget of $ 4,000,000 is for reforestation throughout the area of the project.
|EIA publication year
[Draft] Environmental and social impact assessment (ESIA) on Kamchay Hydroelectric Project in Kampot Province of SINOHYDRO KAMCHAY HYDROELECTRIC CO., LTD.
|SINOHYDRO is one of the leading companies in the world in saving and conserving water resources for electricity generation. The project will construct two hydropower dams across the Kamchay River, about 15 km north of Kampot town.