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Villagers Call for Postponement of Lao Dam

Villagers from fishing communities along the Mekong River on Thursday urged the Cambodian government to negotiate with Laos over postponing a dam project slated to begin later this year. Conservationists say the Don Sahong dam could damage downstream fisheries and harm the well-being of the rare Mekong dolphin, a source of eco-tourism revenue for some Cambodian villages along the river. Pory Vanna, a representative from Koh Pdao, a dolphin eco-tourism site, told reporters in Phnom Penh...

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