The dam was first proposed by Asian Development Bank (ADB) in the 1990s to promote Cambodia’s hydropower potential, but dropped off when their 1999 report found the dam’s potential repercussions outweighed the benefits. But the Cambodian government in 2007 proceeded with the project with the support of Vietnam’s EVN International Joint Stock Company. In 2012, the dam became a joint venture between Cambodia’s Royal Group and China’s Hydrolancang International Energy, while Vietnam retains only a small stake. Construction began in 2014 and finished in 2018. 
Asia Pacific Research Network (APRN), together with the International Indigenous People’s Movement for Self-Determination and Liberation (IPMSDL), Asia Pacific Network of Environment Defenders (APNED) and the People’s Coalition on Food Sovereignty (PCFS), is inviting you to the webinar “Breaking the Barriers: A Webinar on the Impacts of Large-Scale Dams in Asia” on August 11, 2020 at 2:00 PM (GMT +8) via Zoom.
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