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New Lao dam plan runs into protest

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  • Writer: Apinya Wipatayotin and dpa
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Environmentalists and local residents have urged the government to protest against plans to build a hydropower dam on the mainstream Mekong River, saying the project will destroy livelihoods and the river ecosystem. 

Fishermen are on the water as the sun sets on the Mekong River in the transboundary area between Laos and Cambodia in the Lao province of Champassak. (EPA file photo)

The Lao government last month notified the Mekong River Commission of its decision to push ahead with development of the Don Sahong Hydropower Project in the Siphandone area of Champasak province - two kilometres from the Lao-Cambodian border.

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