Date of Release:
Apr 2 2014
Activists have urged Cambodia and Vietnam to use the Mekong River Commission's second high-level summit this weekend to take a stand against a controversial dam project in Laos.
The prime ministers of the four member countries - Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam - are to meet Saturday in Ho Chi Minh City to review development projects for the Mekong river, including the divisive Xayaburi dam in Laos.
Activists believe the 3.8-billion-dollar project will destabilise the river’s ecosystem. Developers say however that there are ways to mitigate the dam's environmental impact.