Sambor; Cambodia's plan to dam the mainstream Mekong.

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Sambor; Cambodia's plan to dam the mainstream Mekong.

Postby CEOCambodiaNews » Sun Feb 12, 2017 8:47 am

It was confirmed recently that Royal Group chairman, Mr Kith Meng, is behind dam construction projects on the mainstream Mekong, in particular the dam projected for Sambor (Sambok), near Kratie. Despite fears of environmental damage, which include devastation of fish stocks and the eradication of the few surviving freshwater dolphins, plans for the Sambor dam are becoming increasingly grandiose, increasing the scale of potential harm to the Mekong eco-system.

Government Delays New Studies on Dams Backed By Kith Meng
by Zsombor Peter | February 10, 2017

The Mines and Energy Ministry has yet to sign a memorandum of understanding with business mogul Kith Meng to undertake studies of three new hydropower dams, more than three months after the Council of Ministers gave it permission to do so.

In late October, the council sent the ministry a letter giving it the green light to sign the memorandum for feasibility and impact assessment studies of the three proposed dams, including the Sambor dam in Kratie province, which would be Cambodia’s first dam on the main stream of the Mekong River.

The letter, obtained last week, was the first confirmation that Mr. Meng was backing the projects.

This week, a spokesman for the ministry, Victor Jona, said the memorandum had not been signed “because at least we need to see the study by NHI [Natural Heritage Institute] first…. We have to see the results first.” Mr. Jona did not say when the results would be ready.

According to International Rivers, a U.S.-based NGO, the ministry hired NHI, also based in the U.S., in 2013 to study the feasibility of the Sambor dam at three proposed sizes: 1,363 megawatts, 1,703 MW and 2,000 MW.

The ministry and Mr. Meng are now considering building it at 2,600 MW, which would make it the country’s largest dam several times over.


Environmental protection groups worry that constructing the dam would devastate the Mekong River Basin’s fish stocks, which millions of Cambodians depend on to survive.
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Re: Sambor; Cambodia's plan to dam the mainstream Mekong.

Postby willyhilly » Sun Feb 12, 2017 4:13 pm

That is a lot of power, goodbye fish stocks and probably rice farming. Dams are incredibly destructive when wind and solar are not.
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Postby ali baba » Sun Feb 12, 2017 8:52 pm

willyhilly wrote:That is a lot of power, goodbye fish stocks and probably rice farming. Dams are incredibly destructive when wind and solar are not.
Turbines and panels contain various minerals included several rare earth minerals, which are mined and processed in highly damaging ways. Wind turbines kill lots of birds.
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Re: Sambor; Cambodia's plan to dam the mainstream Mekong.

Postby Luigi » Sun Feb 12, 2017 9:13 pm

ali baba wrote:
willyhilly wrote:That is a lot of power, goodbye fish stocks and probably rice farming. Dams are incredibly destructive when wind and solar are not.
Turbines and panels contain various minerals included several rare earth minerals, which are mined and processed in highly damaging ways. Wind turbines kill lots of birds.


What birds?
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Re: Sambor; Cambodia's plan to dam the mainstream Mekong.

Postby John Bingham » Sun Feb 12, 2017 11:23 pm

Wind turbines are fuck all use here as there is barely a breeze most of the time.
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Re: Sambor; Cambodia's plan to dam the mainstream Mekong.

Postby ali baba » Fri Feb 17, 2017 4:13 pm

Birds are a classification of living organism with wings and feathers.
Some of them can fly.
Some of them die after collisions occur during flight.
Some of these collisions are with wind turbines.
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Re: Sambor; Cambodia's plan to dam the mainstream Mekong.

Postby Anchor Moy » Fri Feb 17, 2017 6:21 pm

ali baba wrote:
Fri Feb 17, 2017 4:13 pm
Birds are a classification of living organism with wings and feathers.
Some of them can fly.
Some of them die after collisions occur during flight.
Some of these collisions are with wind turbines.
Many more of these collisions are with glass windows.
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Re: RE: Re: Sambor; Cambodia's plan to dam the mainstream Mekong.

Postby Barang chgout » Fri Feb 17, 2017 7:40 pm

John Bingham wrote:Wind turbines are fuck all use here as there is barely a breeze most of the time.
Blows hard most days here but then we have hydro already.

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