Lower Sesan II dam opens

Source : Phnom Penh Post 

The nearly $800 million Lower Sesan II hydropower dam was inaugurated on Monday. It is Asia’s longest at 6.5km, situated in Stung Treng province’s Sesan district. fresh news

Prime Minister Hun Sen opened the nearly $800 million Lower Sesan II hydropower dam on Monday, marking the successful completion of the 11-year-long, three-nation joint venture.

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. Continue reading

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Dam in Sesan begins operations

Source : Khmer Times 

The Lower Sesan II Dam, an $800 million project, launches yesterday after more than four years of construction. AKP

The Lower Sesan II Dam, an $800 million project, was officially launched yesterday after more than four years of construction.

The dam is Cambodia’s biggest power-generation infrastructure, and will account for 20 percent of the country’s output. Continue reading

Stung Treng authority agrees to Bunong request

Source : Phnom Penh Post

Like the ethnic Bunong families from Kbal Romeas, the Sre Kor villagers demand authorities include them in the official list of ethnic communities.

Stung Treng provincial authorities have unanimously agreed to the request and conditions of the ethnic Bunong community members from Kbal Romeas village who have been impacted by the Lower Sesan II dam in the province.

However, the authorities are still considering requests and conditions laid down by villagers from Sre Kor village. Continue reading

Villagers upset over threat to cut down resin trees

Source : Khmer Times 

Villager collected resin trees. Supplied.

Kouy Indigenous people in Stung Treng province’s Siem Bouk district raised concerns over a man claiming to represent a company and threatening to cut down their resin trees in order to develop the land. Continue reading

Police detain six illegal loggers from Laos

Source : Khmer Times

File photo. EIA

Stung Treng provincial police have detained six illegal loggers from Laos who were caught crossing in the province on Friday.

Provincial police chief Major General Mao Dara yesterday said that the six men are awaiting repatriation to Laos under an agreement between the countries on how to deal with nationals from both sides who cross the border for illegal logging. Continue reading

Illegal loggers take to waterways

Source : Khmer Times

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Stung Treng provincial police yesterday cracked down on an illegal timber operation that was transporting logs along the Sekong river in Strung Treng city.

Provincial police chief Major General Mao Dara said the illegal timber operation was using rafts to float illegally felled trees along the river, which was spotted by authorities. Continue reading

NGOs to boycott MRC meet

Source : Phnom Penh Post

A Cambodian girl paddles on makeshift raft in flood waters at a village in Kandal province on October 7, 2013. TANG CHHIN SOTHY/afp

The floodwaters of the Mekong River have begun to recede across the country, but concerns remain over damage caused in Stung Treng and Kratie provinces.

The Mekong River Committee (MRC) plans to hold an open forum this month on the development of hydropower dams along the river. However, 20 NGOs in the Kingdom have said they will boycott the event. Continue reading