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Stung Treng authorities reject RFA timber trafficking claim

The Stung Treng provincial department of agriculture, forestry and fisheries rejected a Radio Free Asia (RFA) report which claimed that on March 27, there was a resurgence of illegal timber trafficking activities near the Lower Sesan II Dam. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/stung-treng-authorities-reject-rfa-timber-trafficking-claim

Stung Treng authority agrees to Bunong request

Stung Treng provincial authorities have unanimously agreed to the request and conditions of the ethnic Bunong community members from Kbal Romeas village who have been impacted by the Lower Sesan II dam in the province. However, the authorities are still considering requests and conditions laid down ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/stung-treng-authority-agrees-bunong-request

Bunong families claim Lower Sesan II dam is causing water shortage

More than 100 families, including Bunong ethnic community members who have been impacted by the Lower Sesan II dam in Stung Treng province, complained on Monday about the shortage of clean water. The villagers, who have rejected compensation for relocation and currently live on higher ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/bunong-families-claim-lower-sesan-ii-dam-causing-water-shortage

Sar Kheng slams forest crime

Minister of Interior Sar Kheng cited satellite footage of recent forest crimes as he criticised inept provincial officials for illegal logging and the flouting of the Kingdom’s forestry law. “You are not born with the forest. We have an obligation to protect the natural resources ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/sar-kheng-slams-forest-crime

Sesan villagers request facilities

Over 50 families affected by the Lower Sesan II dam in Stung Treng province’s Sesan district have sent a letter to the provincial governor and prominent tycoon Kith Meng requesting a number of public service facilities for the community. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/sesan-villagers-request-facilities

Sesan firm promises to build schools, roads

The Hydro Power Lower Sesan II Company Ltd has agreed to build infrastructure for 70 ethnic Lao families in Srekor village who refused to relocate after the controversial Sesan II Dam project went online in Stung Treng province last September. The company said construction will ...

Oung Dane
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/sesan-firm-promises-build-schools-roads

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/

Sesan holdouts demand compensation from flood

Sesan dam holdouts from Kbal Romeas and Srekor villages have gone on the offensive, demanding compensation for destroyed rice fields and new homes on their ancestral land. Both villages were flooded following the inauguration of the China-backed Lower Sesan II Dam in September. While some accepted ...

Phak Seangly
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/sesan-holdouts-demand-compensation-flood

Government defers logging permits

The Council of Ministers has ordered a temporary suspension to permits for clearing and transporting timber from the reservoir area of the Lower Sesan II Dam until after the upcoming elections in July, with a government official yesterday saying illegal logging was “out of control”, ...

Phak Seangly
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/government-defers-logging-permits

UN releases memos on concerns

The United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights on Monday published a batch of communications held with the Cambodian government since June last year, showing that the international body has voiced its concern about a range of issues from the arrest of ...

Leonie Kijewski
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/un-releases-memos-concerns

Phnong want damages for Sesan flooded graves

Fifty-eight Phnong ethnic families in Kbal Romeas village, whose land was flooded late last year by the reservoir of the controversial Lower Sesan II Dam, are seeking at least 1,500 buffaloes from authorities and company representatives in compensation for their ancestral graves that are now ...

Phak Seangly
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/phnong-want-damages-sesan-flooded-graves

Villagers displaced by Lower Sesan II Dam will get facilities: government

In an apparent reversal, Stung Treng province authorities on Friday said they would build public infrastructure for the 83 households from Srekor and Kbal Romeas villages who were displaced by flooding from the reservoir of the controversial Lower Sesan II Dam but declined to move ...

Phak Seangly
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/villagers-displaced-lower-sesan-ii-dam-will-get-facilities-government

Sesan villagers seek land titles

Families forced to relocate due to the construction of the Lower Sesan II Dam are asking Stung Treng provincial authorities to register their new village as indigenous collective lands. The 67 families from Sre Ko commune received authorisation to set up the new village on their ...

May Titthara
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50106907/sesan-villagers-seek-land-titles/

New Mekong guidelines lacking, government official says

A Cambodian representative to the Mekong River Commission (MRC) said yesterday that new guidelines for hydropower development agreed to late last month don’t fully address threats to the health of the imperiled waterway. ...

Alessandro Marazzi Sassoon
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/new-mekong-guidelines-lacking-government-official-says

'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

Sesan holdouts will not be given public services

Stung Treng province officials have announced they will not build public facilities for those villagers who refused to relocate to the government’s resettlement site when their villages were flooded late last year by the reservoir of the controversial Lower Sesan II Dam. ...

Phak Seangly
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/sesan-holdouts-will-not-be-given-public-services

Sesan dam gets land concession

The government has reclassified 32,305 hectares of public land in Stung Treng province’s Sesan district to provide an economic land concession for the Lower Sesan II dam. According to a sub-decree signed by Prime Minister Hun Sen on November 17, the land covers part of ...

May Titthara
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5097362/sesan-dam-gets-land-concession/

Sesan locals win right to stay

Local authorities have agreed to allow the last families refusing to relocate from their homes near the Lower Sesan II dam to establish a new village on their community forest and ancestral lands. ...

May Titthara
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5094169/sesan-locals-win-right-stay/

Clean water shortage at Sesan

Even as floodwaters pour into their villages and encroach upon their resettlement sites, villagers displaced by the controversial Lower Sesan II Dam in Stung Treng province say they are now facing shortages of potable water. ...

Phak Seangly
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/clean-water-shortage-sesan

Sesan locals set up ‘illegal’ village

Families living in a commune flooded by the Lower Sesan II dam have set up a new village on their community forest without the permission of local authorities. Residents of Sre Ko commune were offered new homes in a different area and compensation to leave ...

May Titthara
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5090324/sesan-locals-set-illegal-village/

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