All Comments for Lao Dam Collapse Caused by Heavy Rains, Faulty Construction: Minister

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Anonymous Reader :

The mad and desperate Lao losers did nothing to help the victims of the disasters except barking!

Aug 22, 2018 09:08 AM

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Anonymous Reader :

Minister Khammany Inthirath is only demonstrating publicly what an inexperienced and technically incompetent twit he really is. His amateurish comment “The construction technique is one of the main causes of the collapse, because they built the dike … with soil and stones” says it all. I am not a dam engineer but I learned about earth core/rock fill dams when I was in high school around 45 years ago! It’s not new technology, Mr Inthirath. In fact, this construction method has not only been in use for hundreds of years but is the most common dam construction technique used globally, especially for secondary or “saddle” dams. Any human who has travelled a little and has two eyes in their head can see that!

I wonder how Mr Inthirath can explain why the Lao Government ignored the imminent dam failure warning that the hydro company gave the previous day. Or is this just going to be conveniently swept under the carpet? It is patently obvious that the Lao Government has already set itself on a course for passing the blame to anyone other than itself!

“The Battery of SE Asia” has been a poorly executed concept from the start. Following the communist takeover in 1975, The Lao Government has been on a mission to move the traditional hill dwellers (Hmong, Ya and other ethnic groups) out of the isolated mountains and into the valleys where they can have control imposed upon them; now the Government is on a mission to fill the valleys with water, thus forcing the inhabitants to higher ground. How’s that for policy reversal? Despite producing a huge amount of electricity, the domestic power supply in Laos is pathetic, with common outages and network failures. It appears the Government has signed electricity export agreements that are in excess of available supply, resulting in load shedding of the domestic supply to compensate for the export shortfall.

Aug 21, 2018 11:04 AM

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Anonymous Reader :

The barking Lao losers are good for nothing except making a big mouth for no reason.

Aug 09, 2018 06:19 PM

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Anonymous Reader :

If the broken dams are not enough reason for Lao people to complaint then you are less than an animan boy. You dad pocketted huge amount of money from dam-builders it's all that counts for you.You don't care about human lives, loss of livestock, loss of homes and families. Think of schools, orphans, parents without their children, dead animals, fruit trees gone. And you know what. Famine might even come along. Animal this is not a reason ? Drop dead animal.

Aug 14, 2018 06:53 AM

Anonymous Reader :

The stereotype and desperate Lao losers jump on the collapse of the dam to make a bark with no bite and to indiscriminately insult the current government of Laos.

Aug 08, 2018 06:57 AM

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The stereotype and desperate monkey-Lao jumps to the ceiling whenever someone doesn't think like him and expresses concern about what the Lao blood-sucking party-state is doing to Lao people ! The monkey-Lao in and out of Laos along with Lao party-state are the winners of broken dams, disease, anger, hunger, broken homes, broken houses, flooded rice fields,dead livestock, living on the roof, schools buried in mud, orphans left without assistance, parents losing children carried away by water , psychiatric ills... you have a lot of guts to enjoy what you've got boy.

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Aug 08, 2018 03:43 PM

Agerico T. Isorena from Quezon City, Philippines :

If the cause of the collapse really is faulty construction, then the responsible party or consortium member in the Xe Pian Xe Namnoy Power Co. Ltd. can be pinpointed easily—the one whose roles or is responsible for the “construction supervision of the Project” and that is Ratchaburi Electric Generating Holdings. In turn Ratchaburi subcontracted its role, a crucial works, to another engineering company.


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Aug 02, 2018 10:04 AM

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Anonymous Reader :

First and foremost Lao government and Lao politburo are responsible for this disaster. They destroy their country, they exploit without mercy their own people. And they kill them. This is a mass massacre.The world must not let it go without reprisal.

Jul 29, 2018 06:29 PM

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Anonymous Reader :

Stupid Lao government, this time a small dam collapsed but you have built larger ones. No dams in your land have international standard because the major part of the money went to your own bank-accounts abroad. Sooner or later there will more dam breaking and your Lao people can cry their eyes out. But you cannot come to their rescue because you don't care about the welfare of your people. Animals surrender and let democracy in. This is the only way out.

Jul 29, 2018 05:38 AM

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Anonymous Reader :

"Laos and other countries" are on a dam building spree -- citation? Laos is all alone on this in SE Asia, as regards the Mekong and its tributaries. Perhaps you are conflating China with SE Asian countries?

Jul 27, 2018 03:37 PM

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