Sesan River Dam

Construction of the Lower Sesan 2 Dam in Stung Treng province will begin in 2014 and the government will spend next year relocating some 5,000 people from villages that are located in the dam’s future reservoir area, but neither a start date for construction nor details of compensation for those to be affected has been made public.

Earth samples at the location where the dam is planned to be built lay abandoned in crates. 10 Nov. 2012

Earth samples at the location where the dam is planned to be built lay abandoned in crates. 10 Nov. 2012. © Nicolas Axelrod 2012

A young boy lives with his family on the banks of the river a few 100 meters below the planned site for the dam. 10 Nov. 2012

A young boy lives with his family on the banks of the river a few 100 meters below the planned site for the dam. 10 Nov. 2012. © Nicolas Axelrod 2012

A fisherman on the Sesan river near the planned site for the dam. 10 Nov. 2012

A fisherman on the Sesan river near the planned site for the dam. 10 Nov. 2012. © Nicolas Axelrod 2012

The banks of the Sesan River 10 Nov. 2012

The banks of the Sesan River 10 Nov. 2012. © Nicolas Axelrod 2012

A villager shows off his catch in a village downstream from the planned site of the dam. 10 Nov. 2012 © Nicolas Axelrod

A villager shows off his catch in a village downstream from the planned site of the dam. 10 Nov. 2012 © Nicolas Axelrod

The banks of the Mekong River south of were the Sesan river meets the Mekong River. 10 Nov. 2012. © Nicolas Axelrod 2012

The banks of the Mekong River downstream of were the Sesan river meets the Mekong River. 10 Nov. 2012. © Nicolas Axelrod 2012

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