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NGOs Push for Postponement of Don Sahong Dam on Mekong

Date of Release: 
Oct 17 2015

The lower three Mekong Countries, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam as well as environmental groups, have expressed concern about the Don Sahong dam’s impact on the environment, movement of fish and water quality and flow.

The project has yet to be approved by the Mekong River Commission (MRC), an intergovernmental body made up of Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam that supervises development along Southeast Asia’s main waterway.

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Cambodian dam proceeds despite opposition over fish, ousted villagers

Date of Release: 
Aug 17 2015

The Cambodian government has begun relocating some 5,000 villagers away from the flood site of the Lower Sesan 2 dam. The controversial project in the country’s northeast province of Stung Treng is sited less than a mile below the confluence of the Sesan and Srepok rivers, two of the mighty Mekong’s most significant tributaries.

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