FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — Observers following the planned construction of the Xayaburi dam in Laos didn’t have to wait long for a decision. The government has again said it won’t proceed on the dam before gaining approval from the international community, and in particular the downstream countries. Read more in The Diplomat, form Luke Hunt.
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