|In October 2015, committee of Kampong Phluk (KP) Community Fisheries (CFi) collaborated with Kampong Phluk commune council and FiA to build fish attractive device (FAD) in Chrouy Chhnang Fish Conservation Area (FCA) with 1000 tree trunks in 10 areas. The FCA was established in 2013 with support from EU-NSA project and implemented by FACT and IUCN Cambodia to strictly conserve the local fisheries resources. Since the establishment, CFi members have actively participated in the project implementation via contributing their own labor and budget to patrolling and demarcation and other fisheries related conservation activities.
Some 6 million people could be affected by the dam, including people living not just on the Mekong, but on the Tonle Sap River, as well.
PHNOM PENH—As Prime Minister Hun Sen prepares to join other ASEAN leaders to meet with US President Barack Obama in California next week, representatives of communities along the Mekong River say they hope a controversial dam in Laos will be discussed.
The leader of Laos’ ruling party claims there will be no negative ramifications resulting from the construction of the controversial $600m Don Sahong hydropower dam on the Mekong River. “Laos will make an effort to ensure that there will be no impact [in neighbouring countries],” said Bounnhang Vorachith, secretary-general of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party, on Saturday. Bounnhang added that his country had studied the environmental impacts at length.
|On February 26, 2016 in Phnom Penh: Youth, communities and NGOs conducted a peace walk and boycott “Say No to Angkor Beer” in front of the headquarter of Angkor Beer in Phnom Penh on February 26, 2016 to seek intervention from the company to put pressure on Mr. Goh Nan Kioh who is controlling Mega First Corporation Berhad,the company building Don Sahong Dam. Mr. Goh also holds a 50-percent stake in Cambrew, which produce Angkor Beer. The event also submitted a statement to the company.|