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Environmental and social impact assessment: Kamchay hydroelectric project in Kampot province

The Shinohydro is one of the leading company to utilize the water for producing electricity that has 10 subsidiaries and 70 network companies. The company invests in construction, energy, and infrastructure in forms of Build, Operation, and Transfer (BOT). The company received the BOT development agreement with the Royal Government of Cambodia to build Kamchay hydropower dam (193.2 MW) in 2006.

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Field Value
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Cambodia
  • Environmental impact assessments
  • Hydropower dams
  • SDG7 Affordable and Clean Energy
Document type Environmental Impact Assessment
Contracting Parties
  • Sinohydro Kamchay Hydroelectric Project Co. Ltd.
Government Entity (multiple)
  • Minister of Mines and Energy
Disclosure Mode Released by local non-governmental organizations (LNGOs)
License CC-BY-SA-4.0
Copyright Yes
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Version / Edition 1
Language of document
  • Khmer
  • Kampot
Metadata Reference Information

Metadata last updated on 2018-08-03. For inquiries contact: Open Development Cambodia, Email:, Website: Address: 43 St. 208, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.


Sawac Consultants for Development 1A, 259, Phum 2, Sangkat Tuek L'ak Muoy, Khan Tuol Kouk, Phnom Penh

Granted area 2291.37
Contract term 44
Contract term unit Years
Job creation summary

"The plan is to recruit 2236 people ( 2000 Khmer and 263 Chinese) during the construction period but during the operation and maintenance, it will require only 46 Khmer and 82 Chinese.

Number of created jobs 2236
Environmental protection obligation

The company has the strategic plan to minimize the impacts depend on the stage of development such as before the construction stage, during construction stage, operation and maintenance stage and closing the project stage. Each stage consists of detail measurement to reduce the problem that may occur practically.

Environmental fund summary

The company spent the 3 500 000 USD to the impacted farm and land leased surrounding the rock extracting areas. For the environmental fund, the company prepares 12 million USD for 4 years and 5.5 million USD for the rest 40 years after the construction. The company will reforest 2000 hectares and deliver 100 000 fish to the fish sanctuary each year for 10 years. The company will support 4 fishery officer accounted for 14 400 USD per year and the forest conservation officer accounted for 18 000 USD per year.

Total amount of environmental funds 17500000
Legacy reference document EIA_Sinohydro_Kamchay__00.04.2011.pdf
Keywords sinohydro,Kamchay,Hydropowerdam,EIA
Open Contracting Identifier ocds-miumsd-55b6e4f4-ed63-450b-972a-e394f749966a
Date uploaded December 30, 2018, 02:45 (UTC)
Date modified January 9, 2019, 14:57 (UTC)