Lower station

View of the lower station while driving past on chinese road

View of the lower station while driving past on chinese road

View of the lower station while driving past on chinese road

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Construction Finished

The lower Russei Chrum dam is finished now although it may still be a few months until full electrical connection and commissioning. The hydro project is located approximately 10km north of Koh Kong city and consists of two dams separated by 8km. The plant’s upper station (206MW) was put into operation in 2013 and features a 124m concrete faced rockfill dam. The lower portion of the station (132MW) has a 59m roller-compacted concrete gravity dam.

As of Dec 13, 2013 the dam had just started to impound water (fill its reservoir). Construction originally began in April 2010 by the Chinese state owned Huadian Corp. with an investment of 558 million US dollars. Similar to other Cambodia dam projects, Lower Russei Chrum is under a 30 year BOT contract.

All other information about the dam has been quite secretive.

Depiction of the final product (upper station)

Another artist rendering (lower station)

Apparently a shot of the river closure site

New Island Development

I guess this is going to happen eventually but I hope some of the islands off S’ville stay untouched.

Plan for the island

Depiction of the middle section marina

A real ugly looking hotel. Seriously, on an island? haha And really, i’d like to see you get an SUV out there

um, this is a pretty tiny island

Location map. South-west of Koh Rong.

How about we leave it like this?

Under construction

Not too much action

It’s safe to say it’ll be a few years before anyone’s enjoying Snake Island. Apparently there’s an unfinished ring road but not too many of the $1mil houses are being sold.

View past the island from ferry on the way to Koh Rong

View past the island from ferry on the way to Koh Rong

Nice view of the bridge at sunset

Recent view of the bridge

That awesome design again, recently presented in PP post

Another 6 months

A couple years into the project, the bridge continues to go up. What huge pillars coming out of the river!

View from ferry crossing (south of site)

Close up of west bank

West side of the river, bridge ramping up

View from the north (west bank ramp)

Looking from west bank across the bridge construction site

Looking from west bank across the bridge construction site

Pillars ramping up on the west bank

Pillars in view behind the town on the west bank

Another view from the ferry crossing

Closeup from ferry crossing

Ramp on the west side

Close up of pillar construction

Recent feature in PP Post

Another close up seen from ferry crossing

Condos on the Island

As seen from Treasure Island restaurant area, residences are starting to go up on the island. The bridge is closed to the public so a closer view isn’t possible unless you want to venture out on the sea.

Bridge view from Treasure Island

Residences on the island taking shape

Bridge view from Independence Hotel