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Dams on the Mekong mainstream would destroy fisheries for millions

20 Nov

Building dams on the Mekong mainstream will destroy the Mekong’s fisheries and subject millions of people to food shortages and poverty.
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Laos: Damming the Sekong -­ Norconsult wipes Cambodia off the map

29 Oct

Recent studies of dams in Laos ignore the impacts downstream in Cambodia.
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Laos: Norwegian and Chinese “aid” helps dam the Xeset River

31 May

A Norwegian consulting firm and Chinese construction firm are benefiting from dam-building in Laos. Even if villagers receive compensation, their livelihoods, fisheries and rivers will be irrevocably damaged.
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Laos: Suez Energy International and the Houay Ho dam

27 May

Suez Energy International is avoiding its responsibility for the impacts of the Houay Ho dam.
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Laos: World Bank finances the Nam Theun 2 dam regardless of its own policies

14 Apr

On 31 March 2005, the World Bank’s board approved US$270 million in guarantees and loans for the Nam Theun 2 dam. It did so in breach of its own policies.
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Laos: German NGO letter to State Secretary Erich Stather about Nam Theun 2

22 Mar

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Laos: Nam Theun 2, the World Bank and corruption

19 Mar

The World Bank claims that it has investigated corruption in the Nam Theun 2 project. If everything is so squeaky clean, why won’t the Bank release the reports of its investigations?
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