Activists call to scrap Lao dam project
Ecosystem ‘under threat’ if hydro plan goes ahead
Activists are unhappy with Laos’ pledge to study the environmental effects of the controversial Xayaburi hydro dam.
They say Laos’ commitment to study further the environmental impact assessment report on the dam, in the face of stiff regional opposition to the project, is no guarantee that environmental impacts on the trans-boundary Mekong River can be minimised. Laos should scrap the project instead, they said.