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A fisherman sells an off-seasonal catch at the Stung Treng city fish market on August 15, 2020. (Enric Català/VOD)

Frightened by River Changes, Villagers Blame Laos Dam, Seek Answers

In Stung Treng, villagers are experiencing unexpected changes to their environment: disappearing fish, dying forests, eroding islands. As they grapple with changing natural cycles, they project their fears onto the giant Don Sahong dam that looms upstream.

Japanese Ambassador Mikami Masahiro and UN World Food Programme country director Francesca Erdelmann shake hands at a ceremony at the Education Ministry in Phnom Penh on October 17, 2019. (Vann Vichar/VOD)

Japan Donates $3M for Canned-Fish School Breakfasts

About 415 tons of Japanese canned fish will be bought for schoolchildren’s breakfasts in five provinces using a $3-million Japanese grant disbursed via the U.N. World Food Programme, the organization announced on Thursday.

Fishers cast nets in Kandal province, on January 17, 2019 (Fisheries Administration)

EU Funds GPS Tracking of Cambodian Fishers

Agriculture Minister Veng Sokhon said every fishing boat in the country will be tracked with E.U.-funded GPS beacons by 2023 in order to crack down on illegal fishing.

Electricite du Cambodge director-general Keo Rattanak speaks to reporters at the Council of Ministers building in Phnom Penh on August 8, 2019. (VOD)

Mekong Won’t Be Dammed for Power: EDC Chief

Cambodia has no plans to build hydropower dams on the mainstream Mekong River despite allowing researchers to undertake studies to assess their potential, the head