Experts have cast doubt on the environment impact statement for the project to build Don Sahong dam over the Mekong River in Laos, saying if the neighboring country proceeds with the project, the Mekong Delta region will be adversely affected.

Read more: Experts say assessment of Laos’ dam unconvincing


VietNamNet Bridge – Farmers in the Mekong Delta have raised their voice against hydroelectric plants developed on the Mekong River in Laos, saying that those projects would cause huge difficulties for them in cultivation, fish farming and flood control.

Read more: Hydroelectric plant in Laos puts local farmers under tenterhooks


The Government of the Laos, formally known as the People's Democratic Republic (Lao PDR), has received a technical assistance grant of $900,000 from the World Bank/Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) for the Building Resilience to Natural Hazards Project, it was announced Wednesday.

Read more: Laos gets World Bank grant for disaster risk management


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