Mekong River

Construction works at Xayaburi dam. Its builders say they have addressed concerns using new technology. Photo: Tom Fawthrop

Controversial Mekong dam could devastate local population

Environmentalists are again raising concerns about the controversial Xayaburi dam on the Mekong River, saying efforts to make the project in Laos more "fish friendly" are not serious, and employ untested technology.

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