March 6, 2014 Leave a comment
January 2, 2014 1 Comment
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.
December 24, 2013 Leave a comment
I guess this is going to happen eventually but I hope some of the islands off S’ville stay untouched.
A real ugly looking hotel. Seriously, on an island? haha And really, i’d like to see you get an SUV out there
December 2, 2013 1 Comment
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.
November 15, 2013 Leave a comment
A couple years into the project, the bridge continues to go up. What huge pillars coming out of the river!
July 23, 2013 Leave a comment
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.