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Thai Activists Raise Alarm Over New Proposed Lao Mekong Dam

Thai activists and organizations have raised alarm bells following last month’s announcement that the Mekong River Commission will begin its prior consultation process on the Sanakham hydropower plant, a new Mekong River dam project in northern Laos.   The plant would be the sixth dam in Laos, costing more than $2 billion, and would follow Laos’ Xayaburi Dam, farther upstream, which began operation in November.   The MRC prior consultation ...

Steve Sandford

Thai NGOs Urge Government Not to Buy Power from Sanakham Dam in Laos

A dam prepared for building and construction by Laos on the Mekong river will have unfavorable effects not just on Lao towns however likewise in close-by Thailand, a union of Thai ecological groups states, including that the government in Bangkok ought to cancel strategies to ...

Miriam Jackson

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