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Lower Sesan II dam opens

Situated in Stung Treng province’s Sesan district, the hydropower dam is Asia’s longest at 6.5km. It is a joint venture by Chinese company Hydrolancang International, Cambodian company Royal Group, and Vietnamese company Vietnam Electricity. The project is a 45-year Build-Operate-Transfer contract, in which five years was ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/lower-sesan-ii-dam-opens

Grave sites a concern at Sesan

Ethnic minority villagers who live in the planned reservoir zone of the Lower Sesan II hydropower project along the Sesan and Srepok rivers have said they will not move from their homes unless the dam company and authorities pay for the removal of their ancestors’ ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/grave-sites-concern-sesan

Sesan dam gets new design

Cambodia’s largest hydropower project has been redesigned, leading to concerns from environmental groups, but a company official who confirmed the “design optimisation” over the weekend insisted that the Lower Sesan II dam will provide clean, safe energy and have few downstream impacts. Ren Zhonghua, deputy director ...

Daniel Pye and Khouth Sophak Chakrya
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/sesan-dam-gets-new-design

New Sesan, new study: NGO

Rights advocates have called for construction of the Lower Sesan II hydropower dam in Cambodia’s Stung Treng province to be halted until new environmental and social impact assessments can be carried following changes allegedly made to the project’s plans. ...

Daniel Pye
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/new-sesan-new-study-ngo

Villagers refuse relocation

Villagers whose homes will be destroyed if the controversial Lower Sesan 2 Dam is built are to deliver today a letter to provincial authorities announcing that they refuse to be resettled. Meach Mean, coordinator of the 3S Rivers Protection Network, said the villagers, who hail from ...

Alice Cuddy and Phak Seangly
http://phnompenhpost.com/national/villagers-refuse-relocation

Family’s world shrinks daily

Dozens of trucks, bulldozers and excavators have pushed Var Sokhoeurn to the edge of his remaining land at the Lower Sesan II dam site in Stung Treng province’s Srepok district. When Post reporters visited Sokhoeurn’s family last month, much of his land, where he grew cassava and other ...

Phak Seangly and Daniel Pye
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/family%E2%80%99s-world-shrinks-daily

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