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Public consultation set for Lao dam on Cambodian border

The Mekong River Commission has announced plans for a regional public consultation next month on the Don Sahong Hydropower Project on the the border with Cambodia. “The regional public consultation will provide an additional forum for civil society, non-governmental organisations, research institutes, governmental organisations and regional ...

The Cambodia Herald News Staff
http://thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/public-consultation-set-for-lao-dam-on-cambodian-border-7738

NGO says work on Don Sahong dam under way

A conservation group has said its recent trip to Laos revealed that construction on a controversial hydropower dam decried by neighbouring Mekong countries is already under way. International Rivers representatives visiting the proposed site of the 260-megawatt Don Sahong Hydropower Project earlier this month say they ...

Laignee Barron
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ngo-says-work-don-sahong-dam-under-way

Intervention urged for dam

In anticipation of a regional summit this weekend, government officials and civil society have their sights locked on a controversial hydropower development just across the Cambodian border in Laos. NGO Forum submitted an open letter yesterday urging Prime Minister Hun Sen to confront Laos about its ...

Laignee Barron and Phak Seangly
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/intervention-urged-dam

Tonle Sap Lake fisheries a concern for dam project

Already under attack by overfishing, pollution and deforestation, Tonle Sap Lake fisheries face an even bigger threat in the form of hydropower dams, according to experts. Laos’ planned Don Sahong Hydropower Project in particular has environmentalists fearing an emptier, less bio-diverse lake, and a nation pitched ...

Laignee Barron
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/tonle-sap-lake-fisheries-concern-dam-project

Impact study on dam problem-ridden: WWF

The conservation NGO WWF today slammed developers of the Don Sahong Hydropower project for providing “flawed” and scientifically unsound impact assessments. In an analysis released today, WWF criticised the hydropower project’s Environmental Impact Assessment and Social Impact Assessment, finding both “riddled with problems such as inappropriate ...

Laignee Barron
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/impact-study-dam-problem-ridden-wwf

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