Since the late 1980s, Mekong countries, especially China, have been looking at hydrodams as key energy sources to power economic growth.
Union leaders say the draft of the law will tighten restrictions on organized labor and create harsh punishments for unionists.
Lao Monghay says that public employees have to contribute money to the Cambodian People’s Party and work to expand grassroots support.
The loan package will focus on farms and agricultural businesses, rural infrastructure and food security.
About 60 percent of government employees earn between $65 and $100 per month.
Representatives of both companies have been tight-lipped so far on the proposed dam’s construction.
In their letter, SRP lawmakers said more than 29,000 people from four different provinces had signed a petition.
The market was opened in 1937, it has 3,000 shops, ranging from stationary and electronics, to rice, meat and trinkets for tourists.
Cambodia has been influenced largely by the French and the Chinese in its modern history, with China’s influence growing today.
Trade between the two countries reached $716 million in the first three months of the year, up 35 percent from 2010.
Cambodia has about 530 garment factories, employing more than 370,000 workers.
The city has so far not responded to a May 9 request for a meeting, despite numerous protests by the residents.