Concerns Over Laos Dam's Environmental Impact | Al Jazeera

Wayne Hay, Al Jazeera
Tuesday, February 20, 2018

The controversial Don Sahong dam in Laos has people arguing that its environmental impacts have not been studied well enough.

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The first dam on the lower Mekong River may start generating electricity earlier than expected.

The controversial Don Sahong dam is in Laos, and the communist government says it needs the project to improve its economy.

But many who rely on the river argue that not enough research has been done on the environmental effect.

Al Jazeera's Wayne Hay reports from southern Laos.