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Xayaburi dam: ‘Testing ground for untried technologies’

In 2019, the first dam on the Lower Mekong will be completed. While environmentalists fear it will threaten fisheries and communities, the Lao government says the concerns are exaggerated. In the first of a special series looking at the impact of damming on the Mekong, Channel NewsAsia’s Pichayada Promchertchoo visited the dam site in northern Laos and found out how developers plan to mitigate the impact.

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