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Nearly 93 pct of Cambodia's villages have access to electricity: ministry

About 92.68 percent, or 13,131 villages of Cambodia’s total villages, had access to electricity by the end of 2019, a Mines and Energy Ministry’s report showed on Tuesday. ...

Xin Hua Staff
http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2020-02/11/c_138774566.htm

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 ...

http://www.dw.de/work-underway-on-catastrophic-cambodian-dam/a-16803423

Investment Or Imperialism? Tracking China's Big Ambitions In Cambodia

A few years ago this scene would have played out in China. More specifically, it would have played out in a Chinese coastal region to which millions of rural folks had arrived looking for work. A huge hangar, piles of fabrics of all colors at both ...

http://www.worldcrunch.com/business-finance/investment-or-imperialism-tracking-china-039-s-big-ambitions-in-cambodia/cambodia-china-investment-corruption-development/c2s10857/#.URRx2PLEPXQ

Ratanakiri deaths 'avoidable'

Better communication from authorities in Cambodia and Vietnam might have prevented the deaths of villagers and the destruction of homes in Ratanakkiri at times when water has been released from Vietnam’s Yali Falls dam, researchers said yesterday. Speaking at a national workshop about the Yali Falls ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012102559406/National-news/ratanakkiri-deaths-avoidable.html

Regional dams threat to fish: study

Thirteen percent of more than 2,500 freshwater species of fish, crabs and plants profiled across the region are under threat of extinction, a report released on Wednesday says. According to an International Union for Conservation of Nature study of freshwater biodiversity in the “Indo-Burma” region, which includes Cambodia, ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012082458270/National-news/regional-dams-threat-to-fish.html

Clinton calls for pause on dams

Hillary Clinton, US Secretary of State, has called for a “pause” on construction of hydroelectric dams along the Mekong River. She is urging time and consideration for all who would be affected by the dams, with 11 planned for the Lower Mekong, nine of which ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011072550605/National-news/clinton-calls-for-pause-on-dams.html

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