Dams In Laos: On The Record

Thursday, January 1, 2004

Selected Quotes from Official Documents

Hydropower projects developed over the past decade in Laos have left a legacy of destroyed livelihoods and damaged ecosystems. As a result of dams, tens of thousands of Laotians lack sufficient food to eat, clean water to drink and income to meet basic needs. The following quotes from official documents point to some of the ongoing problems with hydropower development in Laos.

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