Environmental Groups Urge Cambodia PM to Press Laos to Cancel Dam Project
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Environmental Groups Urge Cambodia PM to Press Laos to Cancel Dam Project

by Ounkeo Souksavanh / Radio Free Asia Conservation groups have called on Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen to press Lao President Choummaly Sayasone to postpone the construction of the much-criticized Don Sahong dam project on the Mekong River in Laos. Choummaly’s scheduled visit to Cambodia Thursday has prompted critics of the Don Sahong dam project … Continue reading

Areng Valley Dam Activist Given Marching Orders
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Areng Valley Dam Activist Given Marching Orders

by Kevin Ponniah and Chhay Channyda / The Phnom Penh Post Interior Minister Sar Kheng has ordered immigration authorities not to renew the visa of Spanish environmental activist Alejandro Gonzalez-Davidson, which expires on February 20, senior immigration department officials said yesterday. Gonzalez-Davidson, of Mother Nature, an NGO, has led a campaign against the controversial Stung … Continue reading

Mekong catastrophe in the making: An open letter to regional leaders
Hydropower / Land Grabs / Mekong / News

Mekong catastrophe in the making: An open letter to regional leaders

The Don Sahong Project will irreparably damage the Khone Falls and our mother river – the Mekong. Even the Mekong River Commission Secretariat has described the Khone Falls as “an ecologically unique area that is essentially a microcosm of the entire lower Mekong River”, and concluded that “such a site is so rare in nature that every effort should be made to preserve all of Khone Falls from any development”. Continue reading