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A Dam That Grip Destiny of Mekong River and Million Lives

November 10, 2012 by

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By Som Rina November 8th, 2012 Laos is one of the poorest countries in the world and relies heavily on foreign aid. To boost the country’s economy, Laos government has focused on the dam construction in the Mekong river in order to generate more power for the use in the nation, and to sell to […]

Laos to start second dam on Mekong: Experts

September 26, 2012 by

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September 13th, 2012 JAKARTA —  Laos is likely to start constructing the second dam despite claims of environmental impacts of the first dam site it has planned to build on the upper Mekong stream, International Rivers experts said Thursday.  But the Lao Ministry of Energy and Mines denied the construction had begun.  Pianporn Deetes, Thailand’s campaign […]