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30 Nov 2014

3S Rivers Protection Network (Cambodia)

Affected Communities Appeal to the National Assembly: Lower Sesan2 Dam Damages Cambodia’s Rich Natural Resources, Cancel the Project Immediately

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Community representatives…[traveled] to Phnom Penh…to ask…[the] President of the National Assembly of Cambodia for the assembly’s intervention to immediately cancel the Lower Sesan 2 project…[R]epresentatives express concerns over LS2’s huge negative impacts on rich natural resources, especially fish in Cambodia, including the Great Tonle Sap Lake, and the entire Mekong River…One study predicts that the dam will cause a 9.3% drop in fish stocks basin-wide. This amounts to approximately 200,000 tons of fish per year…Most villagers who will face involuntary relocation by LS2 are ethnic minorities such as Pou Nong, Charay, Kring, Prov and Lao. They have their own cultures that have strong connections to natural resources, especially the land that they have lived on since their ancestors’ times…

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Cambodia: Groups raise alarm over severe food, livelihood, environmental, cultural impacts of Lower Sesan 2 Dam project; companies do not respond

Cambodia: Communities impacted by Lower Sesan 2 Hydropower Project seek IFC dispute resolution process; Companies' responses

Cambodia: Lower Sesan 2 Hydropower Dam

Cambodia: Lower Sesan 2 Hydropower Dam