EVN steps up hydropower project in Cambodia

EVN International JSC, a subsidiary of Electricity of Vietnam (EVN), has laid out its plan of compensation and resettlement for local residents living around its new hydropower project in the Cambodian province of Stung Treng .
The Han Se San II hydropower project, a joint venture between EVN International and Cambodia’s Royal Group, is located in Sesan district and will have a total capacity of 400 MW. The five-turbine plant will be built at an expected capital outlay of $800 million.

At a meeting with provincial and local leaders in Phnom Penh on June 2, EVN International representatives presented steps including compensation and resettlement and the execution of relevant parties’ rights, as well as the form of a Compensation and Resettlement Committee (CRC) and a Working Group (WG) headed by Cambodian state officials.

EVN International deputy general director Nguyen Thanh Huan said he hoped that the CRC and WG would start their jobs in October.

In his closing remarks, provincial mayor Loi Xophat said the project was expected to be licenced by the government this year.

Residents in Stung Treng province, one of the poorest localities in Cambodia, expect that once completed, the project will contribute to the province’s socio-economic development, he said. – VIR


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