Pak Lay dam to displace residents in more than 20 villages in Northwestern Laos

At least 1,000 families from 20-some villages in northwestern Laos’ Xayaburi province will be forced to relocate if infrastructure officials move ahead with plans to build a fourth hydropower dam on the Lower Mekong River, a provincial official said Monday.

The Pak Lay hydropower project is located downstream of the Xayaburi.

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