Construction of Lower Sesan Dam in Stung Treng to Start in 2014

Construction of the Lower Sesan 2 Dam in Stung Treng province will begin in 2014 and the government will spend next year relocating some 5,000 people from villages that are located in the dam’s future reservoir area.

Located near the confluence of the Sesan and Srepok rivers in Stung Treng, the 400-megawatt hydropower dam was approved by the Council of Ministers on Friday, but neither a start date nor financial compensation for the affected communities has been announced.

Siek Mekong, the commune chief of Sesan district’s Srekor commune—which is located in the 33,560-hectare reservoir area —said yesterday that the government had informed commune officials that the start date was some time in 2014.

via Construction of Lower Sesan Dam in Stung Treng to Start in 2014 | The Cambodia Daily.

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