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Lower Sesan II dam opens

Situated in Stung Treng province’s Sesan district, the hydropower dam is Asia’s longest at 6.5km. It is a joint venture by Chinese company Hydrolancang International, Cambodian company Royal Group, and Vietnamese company Vietnam Electricity. The project is a 45-year Build-Operate-Transfer contract, in which five years was ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/lower-sesan-ii-dam-opens

Cambodian villagers threaten renewed protests against dam developer

Hundreds of indigenous villagers on Monday threatened to continue protests against the developer of a controversial hydropower dam in Cambodia if it does not halt construction of the project, which they say will negatively affect their cultural traditions and livelihoods. ...

Prach Chev
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/cambodia/dam-03022015173133.html

Villagers Appeal to Halt Stung Treng Dam

Eleven village representatives from Stung Treng and Ratanakiri provinces traveled to Phnom Penh yesterday to meet with National Assembly lawmakers and appeal for an end to the planned construction of the Lower Sesan 2 Dam. The hydropower project, funded by Vietnam Electricity, will flood tens ...

Prayer Ceremony Held In Attempt to Stop Dam Construction

About 400 indigenous Lao villagers prayed and sacrificed chickens to a powerful local spirit yesterday in Stung Treng province, seeking supernatural help in halting the planned construction of the Lower Sesan 2 Dam, villagers and commune officials said yesterday. The hydropower projects, funded by Vietnam ...

Deforestation for Sesan River dam project ceases, for now

Workers who were seen last week clearing forestland in Stung Treng province in preparation for the construction of the 400-megawatt Lower Sesan 2 dam have stopped their work after receiving an order to do so by the district governor, officials said yesterday. Sesan district governor Bou ...

Work to begin on controversial dam in Stung Treng next week

Workers will begin clearing forestland in Stung Treng province as early as next week in preparation for the controversial 400-megawatt Lower Sesan 2 dam, district officials and villagers said yesterday. The hydropower project, funded by Vietnam Electricity (EVN), will flood tens of thousands of hectares of ...

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