The flooded Cambodian villagers who refuse to move on – BBC News
The flooded Cambodian villagers who refuse to move on – BBC News It is to be a thriving Community. Now this is all that’s left. The entire Stryker Village and surrounding Farmland to square kilometers has turned into a huge Waterworld since November last year, when the floodgates of the lowest says, I’m too damn were closed. More than 60 indigenous families in this Village were forced to abandon that home has been living in three or four more. Where is family used to from peanut comes to fish? Others had to leave their belongings behind in a rush, but we managed to get there to witness it by motorbikes them by boat. Milan, Yamaha, villani Nam. Local authorities wanted them to relocate to new settlement, far away from the river, the natural habitat operational electric power station, that is becoming operational later this year. It is going to provide energy to the home country of Cambodia located in cambodia’s Northeast the lowest says. I’M too. Damn Beyonce the Chinese company Hydro, Lanka will generate, is 400 megawatts of power and is cambodia’s biggest infrastructure project to date once fully operational, the damage Reservoir is expected to cover an area of oversee 25 square kilometers. In March, the six countries through which the Mekong flows adopt at the plant with Chinese companies, building 41 dams in Southeast Asia and the president sitting things belt and Road initiative is seeking to transform transport in trade Ling’s across eraser in Southeast Asia through massive infrastructure investment. In the provincial capitals to nutrient, what’s the media explaining China’s investment come to you Play Somethin Syndicate Project, calling it his pride and achievement time in Neenah Channel local rights groups that concerns of the effect that Mega hydropower Dam project have on the livelihood of thousands dependent On the River fishing, it’s one of the main income sources of convergence along the Mekong and its numerous tribute three rivers, ngos that was behind those developments, projects a lot of hydropower, Emily County up to 2009. The small like that and then not want to destroy the company, the economy, development, sue-sue energy policy, especially hydrophobic 9 % computer. On this one call to Cambodia. They hope to stay as close as possible to the ancestral lands latest we hurt. The governor has a great for them to stay there once again, soon, BBC News Robinson In Cambodia’s Northeast thousands of people have been displaced due to a massive hydroelectric dam project with some desperately holding out in their flooded villages.
The Lower Sesan 2 dam, along a major tributary of the Mekong river, is a project funded by China’s One Belt, One Road initiative. The remote areas affected had been inaccessible to foreign media, but a BBC team managed to speak to the villagers holding out in their ancestral land.
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Thousands of people in Northeast Cambodia have been displaced because of the controversial Lower Sesan 2 dam project, part of China’s One Belt, One Road global initiative.
Non-governmental organisations (NGOs) have voiced concerns, but local officials insist their fears are unfounded.
The remote areas affected had been inaccessible to foreign media, but a BBC team managed to speak to the villagers holding out in their flooded villages.
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