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  • Green Light for Mekong ‘Time Bomb’ Sparks Alarm

    09/15/2015

    Environmental groups have expressed alarm at the Laotian National Assembly’s approval last week of the concession for the Don Sahong Dam project, which has been described as an “ecological time bomb” about to be dropped on the Mekong River.

  • Don Sahong dam gets official approval

    09/15/2015

    The Lao parliament has approved the concession agreement for the controversial Don Sahong hydropower dam and expects to begin construction before the end of the year, according to an official in Vientiane.

  • Rights Groups, Wife of Missing Lao Activist Renew Calls for Progress in Case

    09/02/2015

    Human rights groups and the wife of a prominent civil rights leader who disappeared nearly three years ago have called on the Lao government to adequately investigate the incident and provide information about the case’s progress. Sombath Somphone went missing on Dec. 15, 2012, when police stopped him in his vehicle at a checkpoint in […]

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