Villagers In Pursat Risk Losing Everything to Dam Development

The Cambodian government last week announced an 80-megawatt hydropower dam on the Anlong Krouch river, which flows to the town of Pursat.

For Khieu Him and Bun Kim Eng, orange trees provide hope.

The ethnic Chorng and Por indigenous minority villagers maintain an orange tree orchard on their land in Pursat province’s Veal Veng district in western Cambodia.

They hope for income from the oranges in the long-run, which can support them for the rest of their lives.

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