hydropower Mekong river

Thai activists and villagers who are affected by the controversial Xayaburi dam protest with with banners on the Mekong riveron Monday. Photo: EPA

Vietnam drops objections to Laos dam on Mekong

Vietnam has apparently dropped its objections to a dam that Laos is constructing on the Mekong River, saying on Thursday that the neighbouring country has made changes in the design to mitigate any negative downstream impact.