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Assembly to question ministers

Assembly to question ministers

Two ministers have been summonsed for questioning at the National Assembly later this month to clarify plans for the controversial Stung Cheay Areng dam in Koh Kong province, an official said yesterday.

Pol Ham, head of the planning, investment and agriculture commission, said he has invited Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Ouk Rabun and Environment Minister Say Sam Al to answer questions on “the management of the environment, but [mainly] on the Cheay Areng hydropower dam”.

“The two ministries have agreed. The minister of environment will clarify before the third commission at the National Assembly on November 24 at 3pm and the minister of agriculture will do so in the afternoon of November 27,” he said.

Last month, just weeks after Prime Minister Hun Sen reportedly told opposition leader Sam Rainsy that the project would “be left to future generations”, companies contracted to carry out social and environmental studies said assessments for the project were still under way.

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