New rights group report details ongoing negative impacts of Lower Sesan 2 Dam

The Lower Sesan 2 dam in Stung Treng province was inaugurated in 2017. The dam's construction displaced nearly 5,000 people. CamboJA/ Panha Chhorpoan

The Cambodian government and companies behind the Lower Sesan 2 Dam project should reassess and renegotiate resettlement and compensation for affected indigenous and ethnic groups, Human Rights Watch urged this week.

Vietnamese authorities block the Mekong to bar entry for hundreds of ethnic Vietnamese evicted from Phnom Penh floating homes

Vietnamese authorities use sand dredging boats to block the entry of floating houses through the aquatic border in the Mekong River at the Ka’am Samnor checkpoint of Cambodia, June 28, 2021. CamboJA/ Pring Samrang

After authorities in Phnom Penh ordered in early June the removal of floating homes from waterways in the metropolitan area, resident Minh Yang Kai took his chances on the flow of the Mekong River.

China dam claims should be studied, says rivers official

A new report that found China’s upstream dam management is responsible for dangerously low water levels and drought conditions along the Mekong River needs to be “studied”, according to a Cambodian National Mekong Commission official.