Ministry issues flood alert

The Ministry of Water Resources yesterday issued a flood alert in some provinces due to heavy rain while it also opened the gates of dams in Kampot and Battambang provinces to release excess water. ...

Sen David

High costs at Kamchay dam prompts new study

China Energy Engineering Corp Ltd will be conducting a second feasibility study on producing safe drinking water from the Kamchay hydropower dam in Kampot province after the first study showed that production costs were higher than initially expected. ...

Chea Vannak

Safe water from Kamchay dam

A feasibility study on producing safe drinking water from the Chinese-built Kamchay hydropower dam in Kampot province has been completed, according to the Ministry of Industry, raising hopes that the current water shortage in the province and neighbouring Kep could be alleviated. ...

Chea Vannak

Hydro standards ‘below par’, study finds

Chinese money accounts for the overwhelming majority of investment in Cambodia’s anaemic energy sector, but while the government has been happy to take Beijing’s loans for the construction of hydroelectric plants, a study published last month found that such investment came with both ecological and ...

Jack Davies

Dams may worsen arsenic problem: study

A Stanford University study conducted in Cambodia has shed new light on the natural introduction of the poison arsenic into groundwater – an established problem in Cambodia that could be exacerbated by hydrological development, particularly dams, researchers say.According to a report on their findings, published ...

Jamie Elliott

Floodwater in Kampot starts receding

Floodwater in the region around the Kampot city and Toek Chhou district has been receding today, according to Kampot provincial authorities. ...

The Cambodia Herald News Staff

Floods wreak havoc

Residents of Kampot province continued to feel the devastating effects yesterday of widespread flooding in the area caused by the opening of the Kamchay Hydropower Dam, which has left thousands temporarily homeless and crippled local businesses.Keo Vy, spokesman of the National Committee for Disaster Management ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya and Sor Chandara

Power couple linked to Sinohydro project

Two of the country’s most powerful and politically connected business owners are on the board of governors of the company thought to have brokered a controversial deal between the world’s largest hydropower developer and the Cambodian government, documents obtained by the Post show. Cambodian People’s Party ...

Daniel Pye

‘Power cuts just a transitional problem’

Recurring power cuts and power shortages draw sharp complaints from Cambodia’s public, the political opposition and business owners. Keo Ratanak,  director-general of Electricite du Cambodge (EDC), talked to the Post’s Sarah Thust. What is EDC doing to reduce electricity cuts here? The issue of power shortage is ...

National Electricity Provider Warns of Dry-Season Power Cuts

The national electricity provider has warned residents in Phnom Penh and in Kompong Speu and Kandal provinces to expect power outages in the coming months as supply would likely fall short of demand throughout the dry season. In a statement issued Friday, Electricite du Cambodge (EdC) ...

Lower Sesan 2's Power not worth a dam: NGO

While the humanitarian objections to Mondulkiri’s proposed Lower Sesan 2 hydropower dam project are well documented, a report from conservation NGO International Rivers yesterday highlighted an objection of another sort: the Lower Sesan wouldn’t be a very good location for a dam in the first ...

Dam worker beats odds to survive

Through a concerted effort on part of the surgical staff at Calmette hospital, Touch Daro, a worker at the Kamchay hydropower dam will survive his injuries. An industrial drill bit went through his back and out his bottom whilst he was working on the dam. ...

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