|Areng valley. The Cambodia Herald|
The Cambodia Herald, 30-Sep-14 03:32PM
PHNOM PENH (The Cambodia Herald) -- The construction of Koh Kong's Cheay Areng hydrowpower dam will cost USD 400 million and be completed by 2020, said Energy Secretary of State Ith Prang Tuesday.
Speaking at a press conference, he said the study of the dam and its impact on environment has been conducted since 2006.
The Ministry of Mine and Energy issued a statement on September 27 to explain the impact of the dam which will be capable to produce 108 MW.
In the statement, the ministry said Cheay Areng dam covered an area of around 100,000 hectares including 9,474 hectares for tank building.
The plan affected 113 species of birds, 53 of mammals, 43 of fish, and 31 of reptiles in the area.