Laos to Continue to Develop Divisive Mekong Dam

Laos to Continue to Develop Divisive Mekong DamLaos will go ahead with construction of the controversial Don Sahong Dam on the Mekong River despite agreeing to allow the Mekong River Commission Council to review the dam, the commission said on June 26. The decision by the Laotians to submit the plan to the council, which theoretically has jurisdiction over approval, was a…

The Mekong under Threat

The Mekong under ThreatNineteen local, regional and international environmental groups under an umbrella called Save the Mekong are calling for an urgent moratorium on plans by the Laotian government to build a new hydroelectric dam which they fear will do irreparable damage to the giant river’s ecosystem. The Laos government says it expects to start construction of the…