Construction of controversial Areng dam to cost USD 400 mln
The plan affected 113 species of birds, 53 of mammals, 43 of fish, and 31 of reptiles in the area. According to the study in the first phase conducted during November-December 2013, it affected 1,318 people accounting for 349 families in three communes which are seven villages.The plan was opposed by activists from Mother Nature Cambodia and opposition party.
The Ministry of Mine and Energy issued a statement on September 27 to explain the impact of the dam which will be capable to produce 108 MW.
Caption: Areng valley. The Cambodia Herald photo