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Belt and Road

China's Belt and Road dam in Cambodia ruined livelihoods: report

HRW slams Lower Sesan 2 hydroproject that caused 'massive ecological harm'

People look at the Lower Sesan 2 dam in northern Cambodia in 2018. (Photo by Vann Soben)

PHNOM PENH -- Four years ago, the gates of the Lower Sesan 2 hydropower dam closed for the first time, spilling water into what would eventually become a 300 sq. km reservoir covering lands once home to almost 5,000 people.

Sran Lanj watched as the river rose and the land -- lived on by her indigenous Bunong community for generations -- disappeared.

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