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Chorus of complaints greet Xayaburi plans

The US yesterday criticised Laos for announcing it will begin building the 1,285-megawatt Xayaburi dam on the Mekong River today without studying its potential effects on Cambodia and Vietnam. A spokesperson from the US State Department in Washington said the government was concerned construction of the ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012110759623/National-news/chorus-of-complaints-greet-xayaburi-plans.html

Laos Dam Construction Going Ahead, Company Says

Thai construction company Ch Karnchang has continued work on the controversial Xayaburi dam in Laos, even as the Lao government has assured other Mekong River nations that the project is postponed pending further environmental studies, the company’s CEO said yesterday. Ch Karnchang’s CEO Plew Trivisvavet told ...

Water minister urges Laos to halt Xayaburi

Cambodia has urged Laos to halt construction of the controversial Xayaburi hydro dam project in the country’s north, a letter obtained by the Post yesterday reveals. “Preliminary construction on Xayaburi dam has continued despite the lack of regional agreement,” Minister of Water Resources and Cambodia National Mekong Committeechairman Lim ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012050255911/National-news/water-minister-urges-laos-to-halt-xayaburi.html

Thai protesters rally against Xayaburi dam construction

Protests over construction of the controversial Xayaburi hydro dam project in northern Laos could spread from Thailand to Cambodia as communities along the Mekong River begin to feel its negative effects, an International Rivers programme director said yesterday. About 70 Thai villagers who rely on the ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012042655799/National-news/thai-voices-join-chorus-against-dam.html

Thai firm says Xayaburi project has begun

The controversial Xayaburi hydro-electric dam project in northern Laos may have already begun, despite countries, including Cambodia, requesting further studies to assess possible negative effects on Lower Mekong communities.Thai development firm Ch.Karnchang said it was due to begin building the dam on March 15 after finalising a ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012041955661/National-news/worrying-dam-claims.html

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