Laos Says Its Dam Plans Do Not Violate Mekong Agreement

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VIENTIANE, Laos

Laos’ plan to construct the $720 million USD, 260-megawatt Don Sahong Dam does not violate the Mekong agreement because the project is not being built on the main stem of the Mekong River, according to Laotian Deputy Minister of Energy and Mines Viraphonh Viravong.