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Angkor beer maker called out over Don Sahong dam

Environmental activists yesterday renewed their calls for Angkor Beer maker Cambrew to clarify its director’s relationship with the controversial Don Sahong dam currently under construction in southern Laos.   ...

Kong Meta
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/angkor-beer-maker-called-out-over-don-sahong-dam

Ethnic villagers reject Mega First cash offer

An ethnic community in Mondulkiri province has rejected a cash offer from a company that wants to clear thousands of hectares of forest locals claim as their own, saying they value the land more than money. ...

Sen David
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ethnic-villagers-reject-mega-first-cash-offer

Work picking up at Don Sahong dam site

Despite protests from its neighbours and the international community, construction is ramping up at the proposed Don Sahong dam site in southern Laos, according to Cambodians living near the border. Vanna, 34, said activity spiked last Thursday at the site, less than 2 kilometres north ...

Phak Seangly
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/work-picking-don-sahong-dam-site

Mekong countries voice major concerns over Laos dam

A public consultation organized by the Mekong River Commission opened in Pakse, Laos, Friday, where opponents continued to call for Laos to reconsider a controversial dam project. Cambodia, whose border is just two kilometers from the dam site, urged the commission to “educate” Mega First ...

Say Mony
http://www.voacambodia.com/content/mekong-countries-voice-major-concerns-over-laos-dam/2557457.html

Phnong rally in Mondulkiri

About 200 ethnic Phnong villagers gathered in Mondulkiri province’s Bousraa commune yesterday to protest against several companies that hold economic land concessions in the area, which they say are destroying their traditional livelihoods. The villagers from Pech Chreada district accused the Kau Su Dak Lak Company ...

Chhay Channyda
http://phnompenhpost.com/national/phnong-rally-mondulkiri

Laos promises transparency over Don Sahong dam

More than 100 representatives of Mekong River Commission (MRC) member countries, development partners, international NGOs, and Lao and foreign media yesterday visited the site of the planned Don Sahong hydropower project. The two-day site visit provided an opportunity for participants to learn from experts how fish ...

The Cambodia herald news Staff
http://www.thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/detail/1?page=15&token=YWU3ZjgwNzk1MWI

Waiting for the deluge

The Lower Sesan II dam project is a microcosm of the carving up of Cambodia. In one of the world’s most diverse river ecosystems, the ground burns. Whole forests are felled with scant regard for the law, while the project is backed by the country’s ...

Daniel Pye and Phak Seangly
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/waiting-deluge

Lao Dam Breaks Ground

A waterfall has been blasted less than two kilometres from the Cambodian-Lao border, beginning work on another unapproved hydroelectric dam on the Mekong river, environmental group International Rivers claimed yesterday. Pianporn Deetes, the Thailand campaign coordinator for International Rivers, said she had learned of the excavation work, near ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012090458484/National-news/lao-dam-breaks-ground.html

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