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Villagers call for say in Laos dam project

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Northern and northeastern villagers living along the Mekong River have called on the government to include them in the "prior consultation" process for the proposed Don Sahong dam in Laos. 

The villagers from eight provinces along the Mekong River, together with conservationists looking to preserve natural resources and Mekong-Lanna culture, submitted an open letter to the natural resources and environmental permanent secretary yesterday to express their concerns over the Don Sahong project.

"We've not yet heard anything about the project since it was agreed," said Niwat Roykaew, a villager representative.

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