Monks residing in Koh Kongís remote Areng Valley have begun raising funds online to renovate their local temple, despite plans in store for a large Chinese-backed hydropower dam that would leave the site completely inundated. The online petition, which went live on Saturday and is titled Build a Buddhist Temple, Stop a Dam, aims to reach its goal of raising $5,000 to renovate and develop the temple in Thma Baing districtís Pralay commune. Donations would go toward building a new kitchen, three bamboo huts for guests, two toilets and bridges to facilitate travel in and out of the
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