The Lower Sesan 2 hydroelectric dam in Stung Treng province. Photo: AFP
The Lower Sesan 2 hydroelectric dam in Stung Treng province. Photo: AFP
Cambodia

Chinese-backed Cambodia dam devastated livelihoods of villagers, rights group says

  • Experts had warned that damming the confluence of the Sesan and Srepok rivers would threaten fish stocks crucial to millions living along the Mekong’s flood plains
  • Tens of thousands of villagers living upstream and downstream have suffered steep losses to their incomes, Human Rights Watch said

The Lower Sesan 2 hydroelectric dam in Stung Treng province. Photo: AFP
The Lower Sesan 2 hydroelectric dam in Stung Treng province. Photo: AFP
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