International donors, including the U.S., Australia, the European Union and the World Bank, have urged the Cambo*dian government to redesign a massive hydropower project in Stung Treng province that environmentalists say will deplete fisheries and submit it to the Mekong River Commission (MRC) for consultation. In a joint statement dated June 28 and released Wednesday, the donors said the 400-MW Lower Sesan 2 dam—which will be located on two Mekong River tributaries—would have widespread impacts on the fisheries and affect thousands of villagers living in Thailand, Vietnam and Laos. “Given the potentially detrimental regional effects of the Lower
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