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Striking Power Plant Trainees Get Wage Raise

More than 170 trainees at a Chinese-backed power plant under construction in Preah Sihanouk province ended a five-day protest on Monday after securing higher wages from their employer, according to a union representative and provincial official. Khmer Workers Power Federation Union president Chey Sovann, who negotiated ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/striking-power-plant-trainees-get-wage-raise-39520/

Villagers protest hike in electricity expense

More than 60 villagers from Kampong Cham province’s Stung Trang district staged a protest on Monday at Arak Tnort commune hall, demanding answers for a massive price hike that has accompanied the installation of electricity meters ahead of a planned switchover to state-provided power. Private company ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/villagers-protest-hike-electricity-expense

Halt building of dams on Lower Mekong: NGOs

More than 140 NGOs have called on the Mekong River Commission to freeze all hydropower damn construction in the Lower Mekong River. “The degration of fish production in the river can’t be replaced and the blockage of sediment will affect the fisheries resources in the river’s ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/halt-building-dams-lower-mekong-ngos

Cambodia's oil import down by 2 pct in 5 months

Cambodia imported 727,500 tons of petroleum in the first five months of the year, a 2 percent drop from 744,700 tons a year earlier, the figures of the Ministry of Commerce showed Saturday. A liter of premium gasoline goes for 1.38 U.S. dollars in Phnom ...

http://www.asean-china-center.org/english/2013-07/22/c_132563149.htm

Rice husk to power agriculture

Cambodia-based SOMA Energy will construct two bio-mass power-generating plants that convert rice husks into electricity to supply Cambodian farmers working in the provinces. SOMA energy, a subsidiary of SOMA group, has invested nearly $3 million in the construction of the plants, one of which is located ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/rice-husk-power-agriculture

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 ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/international-donors-call-for-redesign-of-sesan-2-hydro-dam-33311/

Entrepreneurs visits Cambodia for business opportunities

Two dozens of Chinese entrepreneurs in the World Eminence Chinese Business Association have been visiting Cambodia to seek possibilities to broaden trade and investment ties between China and Cambodia. The group, led by Xia Lingsheng, the Association’s executive vice president, met with Tep Ngorn, the 2nd ...

http://www.ecns.cn/business/2013/07-02/71007.shtml

Lao Dams, Mining Ruining Sekong Water Quality in Cambodia

Dam-building and gold mining in southern Laos are ruining water quality downstream on the Sekong River in Cambodia, where villagers are no longer able to drink or use the water, according to an environmental group. The activities undertaken by Lao and Vietnamese companies on the Sekong’s ...

http://www.rfa.org/english/news/laos/sekong-06252013190742.html

Villagers call for state electricity

About 200 protesters clamoured yesterday in front of a Kandal province commune chief’s office, demanding the state take control of providing their electricity. Yong Phany, a 32-year-old protester from Ang Snuol district’s Poeuk commune said Peoun Sambat, the private company contracted to provide electricity to the ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013062166410/National/villagers-call-for-state-electricity.html

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