Southeast Asia | International green group calls attention to negative impacts of dam projects in Laos

International green group calls attention to negative impacts of dam projects in Laos

March 24, 2015 10:51 AM (UTC+8)

 

The development of two dams on the Lower Mekong River in Laos may have potentially devastating impact on the food security and livelihoods of 60 million people in the area, an international environmental group said.

The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) says the much-criticized Xayaburi and the Don Sahong hydroelectric dam projects along the Mekong River in Laos will threatened the area’s freshwater resources. When completed, both dams will supply electricity mainly to neighboring Thailand.

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