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Laos dam impact assessment ‘plagiarized’

Parts of an environmental impact assessment for the controversial Pak Lay dam in Laos was copied word for word from an assessment of the equally contentious Pak Beng dam, an advocacy group has claimed. A statement from Save the Mekong, released last week during a meeting ...

Hul Reaksmey
https://www.voacambodia.com/a/laos-dam-impact-assessment-plagiarized/4588398.html

Fishing communities voice concerns over Laos dam as consultation ends

Fishing communities around the Tonle Sap Lake have called on Laos to scrap a controversial Mekong hydropower project after the consultation period for the project ended this week. ...

Hul Reaksmey
https://www.voacambodia.com/a/fishing-communities-voice-concerns-over-laos-dam-as-consultation-ends/3919796.html

Dam’s consultation process concludes

The consultation process for the controversial proposed Pak Beng dam in Laos concluded on Monday, allowing construction to begin even as local and international civil society groups continued to urge a delay until a forthcoming Mekong River Commission (MRC) environmental assessment is released later this ...

Andrew Nachemson
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/dams-consultation-process-concludes

Groups discuss impact of upcoming Laos dam

A coalition of youth and community groups yesterday held a meeting in Phnom Penh to discuss the controversial Pak Beng dam in Laos, issuing a request for its construction to be halted until after an impact assessment expected from the Mekong River Committee (MRC) is ...

Soth Koemsoeun
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/groups-discuss-impact-upcoming-laos-dam

New Laos dam draws criticism

News that Laos will move ahead with the proposed 912-megawatt Pak Beng dam, which would be the third mainstream dam in Laos’ Lower Mekong River, has sparked criticism from environmental groups who say downstream countries should decide the fate of potentially harmful development projects. ...

Cristina Maza
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/new-laos-dam-draws-criticism

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