Laos: Pak Lay Dam to displace at least a thousand families; prior consultation not commenced
"Pak Lay Dam to Displace Residents in More Than 20 Villages in Northwestern Laos", 21 June 2018
At least 1,000 families from 20-some villages in northwestern Laos’ Xayaburi province will be forced to relocate if infrastructure officials move ahead with plans to build a fourth hydropower dam on the Lower Mekong River....
The Pak Lay hydropower project...is now in the final stages of completion. It will be built approximately 100 kilometers (62 miles) from the Thai border.
...[O]fficials have not yet started the process of consultation prior to construction of the Pak Lay dam.
Another hydropower project, the proposed U.S. $2.4 billion Chinese-backed Pak Beng dam, is expected to be the third large-scale hydropower project built by Laos on the Mekong....
...International Rivers has estimated that 6,700 people will have to be relocated to build the Pak Beng dam, with 25 villages in Laos already directly affected by work being done in preparation for its construction.