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Hydropower vs Heritage: Will Laos Lose Luang Prabang?

The Lao government’s high-risk plan to install a massive dam on the Mekong River, perilously close to the renowned UNESCO World Heritage site of Luang Prabang, shows a disregard for its legal obligations to protect the renowned site, according to conservation experts.Keep reading  ...

Tom Fawthrop

Dam Break in Northeast Laos Causes Heavy Losses For Locals, Builder

Heavy monsoonal rains in northeastern Laos ripped through a small one-megawatt hydropower dam in Xieng Khouang province’s Pek district earlier this week, causing extensive damage and flooding rice fields and property, local residents said Wednesday.“Because of heavy rainfall and too much water, the dam couldn’t ...

RFA’s Lao Service
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/laos/dam-break-in-northeast-laos-08082019163519.html

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