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FILE - Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen, center, walks together with South Korea President Moon Jae-in, left, as Cambodian tycoon Kith Meng, right, accompanies them before a business forum at the Peace Palace, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, March 15, 2019.

Cambodian Tycoon Companies Starting Approval Process for Dam Projects, Documents Say

Companies chaired by a prominent Cambodian tycoon are quietly starting the approval process for two dormant hydropower dam projects in Cambodia’s Ratanakiri province, according to documents reviewed by VOA, alarming environmentalists who say the projects could disrupt Indigenous people’s livelihoods and the Mekong River ecosystem.

Lower Srepok 3 and Lower Sesan 3 are named for the major Mekong tributaries where they would be built and have been part of Cambodia’s dam pipeline since 2003, when the government began planning hydropower investments. Several Chinese companies pursued approvals for the dams around a decade ago, but the projects did not move forward.

Read the full article at: Cambodian Tycoon Companies Starting Approval Process for Dam Projects, Documents Say (voanews.com)

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