Dam in the middle of the Cardamoms

Our Chinese friends are hard at work carving a huge hydro dam out of the jungle near O’saom in southern Pursat. Forshadowing the huge development are the hundreds of towers being constructed from the provincial capital to the dam in order to hold the 256kV power line needed to transfer power from the new dam to the national grid.

New power pylon (tower). Takes 3 days for a good crew after foundation already finished they tell me.

Power poles at sunset

Cleared landscape

Panorama of the site

Foundation work at the bottom of the future dam

Stung Atay construction site

Stung Atay construction site

Part of the site’s own quarry

Substation around 5km east of the main dam construction

View from the north

View from the west side

Warning signs only in Chinese 😉

Road sign around the site

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