Mekong River nations defer dam decision

Guardian: Conservationists hailed a partial reprieve for fisheries on the Mekong river Wednesday after downstream nations deferred a decision on a controversial dam in Laos. The Mekong River Commission had been expected to make an announcement about the Xayaburi hydropower plant at a meeting in Vietiane this week, but the member nations – Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos – said there was no prospect of reaching an agreement. A decision on whether to build a first dam on the main stream of the lower......

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