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Anti-dam activist denies illegal logging charge at trial

On trial at the Koh Kong Pro­vin­cial Court on Wednesday, anti-dam ac­tivist Ven Vorn denied the illegal logging charge laid against him last year over his involvement in the construction of a wooden community center, his lawyer said. ...

Aun Pheap
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/anti-dam-activist-denies-illegal-logging-charge-at-trial-108652/

Local activist called in for questioning

A prominent activist in Koh Kong province who has opposed the construction of the Stung Cheay Areng dam has been summonsed to court for alleged “forest crimes”. ...

Chhay Channyda
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/local-activist-called-questioning

Hydropower dam puts a way of life at risk

In the heart of the Areng Valley, on the edges of the rolling Cardamom Mountains, an old Bodhi tree pierces the thick green canopy. At its base, nestled in between its hanging roots, sits a ramshackle altar of tin and timber for the spirit of ...

Zsombor Peter and Khuon Narim
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/hydropower-dam-puts-a-way-of-life-at-risk-78844/

Dam concerns sent to Subedi

Special Rapporteur Surya Subedi has been called on to investigate and seek justice for human rights violations caused by the development of two large-scale hydropower dams in Cambodia. ...

Daniel Pye
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/dam-concerns-sent-subedi

Metfone eyes sites in Areng

In what could be the latest sign that authorities are pushing ahead with the Areng Valley hydropower dam, Vietnam Military Telecommunications Group has sent engineers into the valley in Koh Kong province to scout for locations where its local subsidiary, Metfone, could build mobile phone ...

Daniel Pye
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/metfone-eyes-sites-areng

Standoff in Areng Valley continues

Seven Chinese nationals were prevented from entering the Areng Valley in Koh Kong province yesterday as locals continued their standoff with the operator of the Stung Cheay Areng dam concession, villagers at the scene said. Ven Vorn, a community leader among those blocking a road used ...

Phak Seangly and Daniel Pye
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/standoff-areng-valley-continues

Dam route blocked

Desperate ethnic minority villagers in Koh Kong province’s Areng Valley have blocked a road that was to be used to transport heavy machinery onto their lands to start construction of the highly controversial Stung Cheay Areng dam, according to villagers and officials. Three Chinese employees of ...

Phak Seangly and Daniel Pye
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/dam-route-blocked

Areng project changes hands again

Sinohydro Corporation has taken over the concession to build the Stung Cheay Areng dam in Koh Kong province and is preparing for the early stages of construction, according to a company representative and government officials. Ith Prang, secretary of state at the Ministry of Mines and ...

Chhay Channyda and Daniel Pye
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/areng-project-changes-hands-again

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