Lower Mekong countries fail to reach decision on dam

By REUTERS
April 19, 2011 13:03

 
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BANGKOK - Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam failed on Tuesday to agree on whether Laos should proceed with a controversial $3.5 billion Mekong River dam project, a decision they said should be handled at ministerial level.

The four lower Mekong countries were unable to find a common conclusion a meeting in the Lao capital Vientiane.

There was "still a difference in views" between them over the project, the Mekong River Commission, of which the four countries are members, said in a statement.

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