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Families no longer displaced by dam

Indigenous families in Kbal Romeas village who were displaced last year by flooding from the reservoir of the Lower Sesan II Dam in Stung Treng province have been given new homes and hope for a better life in a new village along National Road 78. ...

G. Danapal
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50487015/families-no-longer-displaced-by-dam/

'Silent waterworld': Cambodian village submerged by floodwater from Chinese-built dam

Floodwater released from a hydroelectric dam has completely submerged a Cambodian village, turning it into a “silent waterworld”. The new Lower Sesan 2 Dam has unleashed a deluge of water on Srekor, in the northern province of Stung Treng, according to California-based campaign group International Rivers. ...

Tom Barnes
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/dam-flood-cambodia-china-village-srekor-underwater-submerged-silent-waterworld-a8193461.html

Families demand more dam compensation

Representatives of more than 250 ethnic Lao families in Stung Treng province, near the border with Laos, met under a mango tree Monday and decided to reject a compensation package offered by the developer of the Lower Sesan II dam. In January, the government approved a ...

Aun Pheap
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/families-demand-more-dam-compensation-56034/

Villagers in limbo as dam starts

Construction at the controversial Lower Sesan II dam site in Stung Treng province has already begun, according to villagers, who will today petition several ministries, the Chinese embassy and the headquarters of the Royal Group to open negotiations with them. According to the villagers, who travelled ...

Phak Seangly and Daniel Pye
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/villagers-limbo-dam-starts

Senate Oks Sesan Dam Payment Deal

After a 60- minute debate, the Senate on Friday voted in favour of a payment guarantee for the private companies constructing the controversial Lower Sesan 2 dam in Stung Treng province. At the Senate session, 43 out of 48 senators voted to approve the deal which ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

CPP Promises Oversight on Royal Group's Dam

The government has promised to monitor the progress of local conglomerate Royal Group in its implementation of a $781 million dam project in Stung Treng province, that has been guaranteed by the government, CPP lawmaker Cheam Yeap said yesterday. Mr. Yeap said yesterday that the ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

Villagers Still in the Dark About Lower Sesan Hydropower Dam

Thousands of villagers who will lose their land to the construction of the Lower Sesan 2 dam in Stung Treng province later this year have not been told of the government’s plans for their resettlement and compensation, a new study released yesterday shows. Through interviews with ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

Vietnam Confirms Stake in Sesan Dam Bought by Chinese Firm

A representative of Vietnamese state-owned electricity giant Electricity Vietnam International (EVNI) confirmed yesterday that their stake in a dam project in Stung Treng province has been bought out by their Cambodian and Chinese business counterparts. While Royal Group chairman Kith Meng has maintained that EVNI still ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/business/vietnam-confirms-stake-in-sesan-dam-bought-by-chinese-firm-6589/

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