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[Draft] Initial environmental and social impact assessment on Cheay Areng hydropower project in Koh Kong province

China Southern Power Grid Co., Ltd. develop hydro-power in Koh Kong. The study group from China chose two studies to study the feasibility of hydroelectric projects. According to the study, the hydroelectric power plant is capable of producing 108 MW of electricity and will require 4.5 years. The total investment cost is about USD 327 million.

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Field Value
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Cambodia
  • Environmental impact assessments
  • Hydropower dams
  • SDG15 Life on Land
  • SDG7 Affordable and Clean Energy
Document type Environmental Impact Assessment
Contracting Parties
  • China Southern Power Grid
Government Entity (multiple)
  • Minister of Mines and Energy
Disclosure Mode Released by local non-governmental organizations (LNGOs)
License unspecified
Copyright Yes
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Version / Edition 1
Language of document
  • Khmer
  • Koh Kong
Metadata Reference Information

Metadata last updated on 2018-08-03. For inquiries contact: Open Development Cambodia, Email:, Website: Address: 43 St. 208, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.


Sawac Consultants for Development

Address: 1A, Street 259, Phum 2, Sangkat Tuek L'ak Muoy, Khan Tuol Kouk, Phnom Penh

Granted area 12325.37
Contract term 44.0
Contract term unit Years
Job creation summary

The​ project​ will​ require​ approximately​ 1,200​ staffs​ and​ workers,​ including​ local​ people,​ plus​ Chinese​ staff​ at​ the​ construction​ stage​ and​ 88​ in​ operation​ and​ maintenance.

Number of created jobs 1288.0
Training summary

The company will provide some necessary training to staff such as technical training, legal knowledge, health care program, environmental and conservation knowledge.

Environmental protection obligation

The company has developed and set up a number of environmental management plans to mitigate and reduce negative environmental impacts to ensure the sustainability of the management of natural and social resources such as the proper management of waste, trees planting, natural resources and wildlife conservation as well as environmental fund allocation.

Environmental fund summary

The company has allocated USD 2,556,206 for environmental protection during the project construction. Moreover, during the operational stage for 40 years, the company has allocated in total of USD 3,080,000 for environmental protection.

Total amount of environmental funds 5636206.0
Related documents
  • Law on Land (2001)
  • Law on Forestry
  • Law on Water Resource​​ Management of the Kingdom of Cambodia
  • Sub-Decree No. 27 on Water Pollution Control
  • Sub-Decree No.72 on the Environmental Impact Assessment Process
  • Law on Environmental Protection and Management of Natural Resources
  • Sub-decree No.19 on Social Land Concessions
Legacy reference document Draft_EIA_China_Southern__00.01.2008.pdf
Keywords Cheay Areng
Open Contracting Identifier ocds-miumsd-3ba1b20f-d092-4def-b6c8-b7335a84423c
Date uploaded April 10, 2019, 09:58 (UTC)
Date modified October 5, 2022, 07:58 (UTC)