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Dam firm hasn’t made good on pledge: locals

Some 100 people from five villages in Oddar Meanchey’s Chongkal district protested over the weekend against a hydropower dam project built by Chinese firm Sinohydro, claiming they have yet to be compensated for their eventual displacement when the flood gates close in the next few ...

Phak Seangly
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/dam-firm-hasnt-made-good-pledge-locals

Officials show Areng families relocation plan

Hundreds of families due to be displaced by the planned 108-MW Stung Chhay Areng dam were called to a meeting Tuesday with provincial authorities, who presented a plan for relocation and then distributed gifts of shrimp paste and MSG. Heng Samnang, a staffer for local NGO ...

Khuon Narim
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/officials-show-areng-families-relocation-plan-distribute-food-62348/

China to back Kampot power plant

An unnamed Chinese investor will put nearly US$400 million into a 300-megawatt coal-powered plant in Kampot province, officials said yesterday. The plant, slated for a November groundbreaking, will provide power for the Kampot Special Economic Zone, the nearby Prey Nob oil refinery in Preah Sihanouk province ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012061956867/Business/china-to-back-kampot-plant.html

Nation's largest hydropower dam to open

Prime Minister Hun Sen will officially open the Chinese-made Kamchay dam in Kampot province today, the largest hydropower dam to date to operate in Cambodia and capable of supplying an extra 193.2 megawatts of energy. Environmental and human rights groups yesterday criticized the dam’s builder and ...

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