Cambodia Requests Comprehensive Feasibility Study of Pak Beng Hydropower Dam

The Royal Government of Cambodia has asked neighboring Laos to conduct more comprehensive feasibility studies on Pak Beng hydropower dam construction project in the country’s Mekong River.

Under Secretary of State for Environment H.E. Eang Sophalleth highlighted the request of Cambodia to Laos in a discussion meeting on Lao Pak Beng hydropower dam project, held here recently in Cambodia.

The request primarily urged a thorough look into environmental, economic and social impacts of the dam construction on the livelihood as well as agricultural practices of people living along the downstream of the Mekong River and linked Tonle Sap Lake.

The request follows a new hydropower dam construction project upstream of the Mekong River in the northern part of Laos.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press