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Positive resolution for families living on Sekong riverbank in Stung Treng town

Stung Treng provincial authorities are coordinating a huge relocation of more than 130 families living on the banks of the Sekong River to prevent landslides and contribute positively to the town’s aesthetics. ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/positive-resolution-families-living-sekong-riverbank-stung-treng-town

Kingdom counts 18 dead from Mekong floods

At least 18 people in the Kingdom have died and more than 40,000 families impacted by the Mekong River flooding this season, National Committee for Natural Disaster spokesman Keo Vy, told The Post on Monday. He said floodwaters in the five riverside provinces of Tbong ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kingdom-counts-18-dead-mekong-floods

Number of flood deaths rises to 18

The Ministry of Water Resources and Metereology said yesterday that flooding of the Mekong, Sekong and Sesan rivers was caused by tropical storm Bebinca and that the death toll from floods in some provinces have risen to 18. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50524368/number-of-flood-deaths-rises-to-18/

Timber seized, suspects at large

The Stung Treng Provincial Forestry Administration yesterday said it confiscated 52 pieces of illegal wood in Stung Treng city on Monday after getting a tip that the cargo was being loaded onto a boat on the Sekong river. ...

Pav Suy
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50520183/timber-seized-suspects-at-large/

Families displaced in Siem Pang

Thousands of families along the Sekong river were evacuated last week after the collapse of a dam in Laos led to a deluge in the district. A member of the Kavet ethnic minority, Ms Doung and her family were among 15 other families in Santepheap ...

Khuon Narim
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50517410/families-displaced-in-siem-pang/

Study calls for halt to dams

A new study and accompanying short film released yesterday call for all lower Mekong dam developers to halt plans until further impact studies can be made. Hydropower dams will have a greater impact on river flows than even climate change, according to research by the University ...

Laignee Barron
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/study-calls-halt-dams

Lao Dams, Mining Ruining Sekong Water Quality in Cambodia

Dam-building and gold mining in southern Laos are ruining water quality downstream on the Sekong River in Cambodia, where villagers are no longer able to drink or use the water, according to an environmental group. The activities undertaken by Lao and Vietnamese companies on the Sekong’s ...

http://www.rfa.org/english/news/laos/sekong-06252013190742.html

Cambodian greens see red in upcoming dams

For Meach Mean, a veteran campaigner against hydropower dams in Cambodia’s northeast, this year has brought a double dose of bad news. First, he says, two Chinese hydropower companies have begun feasibility studies into a pair of dams planned for tributaries of the Mekong River ...

http://www.gulf-times.com/environment/231/details/353963/cambodian-greens-see-red-in-upcoming-dams

Thousands to Be Evicted From Riverbank

Nearly 2,000 families living on the bank of the Sekong River in Stung Treng district will be evicted beginning January to make way for the construction of public gardens, officials said this week. Loy Sophat, Stung Treng provincial governor, said the evicted families could purchase ...

Six Planned Dams Could Be 'Disaster' for Northeast Region

The hydro-power dams planned for three tributary rivers in north-eastern Cambodia will have unforeseeable social and environmental consequences for the regional and its people, according to a report released yesterday. Authored by International Rivers and 3S Rivers Protection Network, the report focuses on six hydro-power dams planned for the Sesan, ...

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