Petition urges Lao govt to halt dams

Petition urges Lao govt to halt dams

More than 8,200 people living in the lower Mekong region have signed a petition demanding the Lao government cancel its future hydropower projects.

The petitioners from Cambodia, Vietnam, and Thailand began circulating their petition on Sept 25.

Their statement calls for a halt to the ongoing Xayaburi and Don Sahong dams, and urges governments of other countries to take action.

The petition states that existing dams along the Mekong in China have already caused unusual water fluctuations that interrupt fish migration and disrupt local livelihoods.

According to a source in Chiang Rai, Chiang Saen Port has recorded lower water levels which is causing water transport difficulties.

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