Many who received payments after losing their homes or land say it is not enough.
Farmers, fishermen lose crops and catches as water levels swell as high as 3.7 meters.
The business of cultivating bananas in Laos for the Chinese market–widely discredited because of the impact of the excessive use of chemicals on the environment and health–is alive and kicking.
Ministry of Energy and Mines already discovers several noncompliant dams.
Three holdout families say they have no desire to leave their homes.
Nam Ao dam’s developer claimed the villagers exaggerated the extent of damage, causing a second investigation and further delaying payments.
Bounthanh Thammavong, 55, was jailed for Facebook comments critical of the country’s one-party regime.
Plans for a massive hydropower dam near Luang Prabang that could displace thousands of people appear to be advancing as Laos rushes to realize its ambition to become a power-generating hub for Southeast Asia.
They say state officials interfere with court decisions and escape strict punishment for their own abuses of power.
Meanwhile, traffickers begin to leaflet openly in Vientiane to recruit young women and girls as ‘brides.’
Attapeu province’s governor cites funding issues as an excuse for nonpayment.
Government promised land to survivors, then granted a concession to Chinese-owned banana company.
As South Korean builder denies responsibility, South Korean civil organization calls IEP report’s accuracy into question.
Land cleared to compensate PNPC victims will be the site of a 2,000 ha. Chinese-owned banana plantation.
Meanwhile, Lao authorities say they are investigating assets held by the rural development advocate, who disappeared at a police checkpoint in 2012.
The Lao government confirms reports that experts blamed substandard construction for the disaster.
Sy Phong’s death in custody in April was revealed when prison officials called family members to pick up his body for religious observances and cremation.
Sy Phong had been held in jail without trial as one of two suspected ringleaders of a protest over village land given to a Vietnamese company.