Laos to move on third Mekong dam project despite neighbours’ green concerns

Laos to move on third Mekong dam project despite neighbours' green ...
FILE PHOTO: A local villager drive a boat where the future site of the Luang Prabang dam will be on the Mekong River, outskirt of Luang Prabang province, Laos, February 5, 2020. REUTERS/Panu Wongcha-um/File Photo
FILE PHOTO: A local villager drive a boat where the future site of the Luang Prabang dam will be on AsiaChannel 01 Jul 2020 07:52PM BANGKOK: Laos is pushing ahead with a hydropower project on the Mekong River, despite reservations aired by neighbouring countries over its potential to harm fisheries and farming downstream, the Mekong River Commission (MRC) said on Wednesday (Jul 10. The 1,400-megawatt (MW) Luang Prabang project will be Laos’s third and largest dam on the river, with construction originally set to begin this year. The governments of Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam flagged their concerns to Laos and urged more time to assess the impact after the commission officially completed a six-month consultation process for the project on Tuesday. Continue reading on CVD >>

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