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Laos to Hear Out Mekong Neighbors on Hydro Project

Laos has informed members of the Mekong River Commission (MRC) that it intends to move ahead with construction of the 260-megawatt Don Sahong dam but consider project modifications based on concerns of neighboring countries. In a change of stance, Lao government officials recently said they will cooperate with the MRC and development partners before advancing the large and controversial project. Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia have raised concerns about the environmental impact of the...

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