Save the Mekong Coalition Urges Cancellation of Laos’ Proposed Fifth Large Mekong River Dam

A coalition of NGOs called for the cancellation of a project to build what would be Laos’ fifth large Mekong river dam Tuesday, citing the disastrous effects that existing dams have had on the region’s ability to cope with environmental crises.

The planned Luang Prabang Dam would drastically worsen the impacts of climate change, which already had a significant effect on the region this year, the Save the Mekong coalition said in a press release.


Eugene Whong