All Eyes on Lao Dam Tragedy Probe
Southeast Asia programme director at International Rivers
In the wake of the tragic collapse last month of an auxiliary dam of the Xe-Pian-Xe-Namnoy hydropower project in southern Laos, the Lao government on Aug 7 announced a major review of hydropower projects across the country.
All dams -- built or under development -- will be inspected for flaws in design and construction, according to the government statement. Further, the Lao government has temporarily suspended all new hydropower investments pending a review of the country's future hydropower development strategy…
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