Mekong Countries Voice Major Concerns Over Laos Dam

Date of Release: 
Dec 17 2014

A public consultation organized by the Mekong River Commission was held in Pakse, Laos, last week, where opponents continued to call for Laos to reconsider a controversial dam project.

Malaysia’s Mega First Corporation, a company tasked with building the Don Sahong dam, briefed regional participants on its social and environmental impacts, in the meeting on Friday.

But officials from Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam remain skeptical of their findings of no significant impact or threat to fish population or migration.


Laos dam threatens fishermens' livelihoods

Date of Release: 
Oct 24 2013

Khone Phapheng, Laos - For generations, Kampei Samneang's ancestors have walked on a homemade highwire that spans the largest waterfall in Southeast Asia.

In their search for enough fish to feed their children, they have been the only family that has ever dared to cross the slippery line over to a small island, just centimetres above the roaring waves.

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