Lao dam project sparks environmental concerns

The latest dam project set for the Mekong River this year, spearheaded by the Lao government in Luang Prabang province, has renewed fears among other countries through which the river passes of the effect such structures have on the surrounding environment.

Neighbouring countries Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam have raised concerns over the potential impact of the hydro dam, according to the Mekong River Commission (MRC) Joint Committee.

Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam have asked that Laos conduct “rigorous” trans-boundary impact assessment and enhance proposed measures to mitigate against potential adverse effects.

In full: https://www.bangkokpost.com/thailand/general/1945892/lao-dam-project-sparks-environmental-concerns

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