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UN envoy meets with Sesan villagers to discuss dam site

The U.N.’s human rights envoy to Cambodia on Sunday promised villagers in Stung Treng province who are set to be displaced by the construction of the Lower Sesan 2 hydropower dam that she would raise their plight with the government, a village representative said.    ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/un-envoy-meets-with-sesan-villagers-to-discuss-dam-site-110475/

In Stung Treng, forests fall before they’re washed away

On the Sesan and Srepok rivers in the northeast, boats of all shapes and sizes lug timber back and forth between the banks. Men wait on craggy land alongside the water with jerry-rigged winches and homemade vehicles to drag precious cargo up steep inclines. Fallen ...

Matt Blomberg
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/in-stung-treng-province-communities-fell-their-forests-before-they-are-washed-away-67369/

Cambodia’s parliament OKs dam compensation plan

Cambodia’s energy minister allayed concerns in parliament over inadequate compensation offered to villagers who face relocation for a proposed China-backed dam on a Mekong River tributary, saying the government has allocated to villagers more than four times the area taken over for the project. Minister of ...

Joshua Lipes
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/cambodia/dam-06192014195419.html

Villagers Pray to Spirit to Delay Dam Construction

More than 500 villagers from Stung Treng and Ratanakiri provinces held a traditional sacrificial ceremony yesterday, calling on a local spirit to help in postponing the construction of a 400-megawatt hydropower dam in Stung Treng’s Sesan district. Siek Megong, Srekor commune chief, said the villages ...

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