Affected People

New Lao Dam Embroiled In Controversy: Report from a Fact-Finding Mission to the Nam Mang 3 Hydropower Project

Thursday, May 1, 2003
On November 22, 2002, an unprecedented protest took place in Laos. Some 40 ethnic Hmong men from Ban Phou Khao Khouay marched to the site of the Nam Mang 3 Hydropower Project armed with sticks and guns and demanded to speak with project officials. The villagers were infuriated that they might be evicted from their lands for the project and yet had received no information about where they would be relocated, when they would be moved, or what compensation they would receive. They threatened the contractors, telling them "to pack up and go home" if they failed to answer their questions about rese

Trouble on the Theun-Hinboun

Wednesday, April 1, 1998
A Field Report on the Socio-Economic and Environmental Effects of the Nam Theun-Hinboun Hydropower Project in Laos This landmark publication by International Rivers Network was the first report to document the serious impacts of the Theun-Hinboun Hydropower Project on affected communities. The researcher interviewed 60 people in 10 villages on a three day visit to the project area in early March 1998, just months after the project started operation. What was particularly striking about the visits to villages in the project area--whether downstream in the Nam Kading, downstream in the Hai/H


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