Renewed Approach To Mekong

November 2011
Asia Monitor: South East Asia Monitor Volume 1;Nov2011, Vol. 22 Issue 11, p7
Country Report
The article offers information on the statement Laos Electricity Department director general Viraphonh Viravong that the government would like to start construction of the Mekong River dam. It states that the expected slowdown of the Lao economy is pushing the government to facilitate the construction of the dam. It notes that the construction of the dam would provide a short-term boost to growth and aid the government's plan to sell the surplus electricity to neighbouring countries.


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