Category: Mekong Utility Watch

Dam wall rises over Mekong neighbours’ objections

(October 3, 2001) As dams go, the one rising across the remote gorge in Yunnan province is not large. When it is finished in December, the 30-storey wall of concrete will hold a narrow, 88km-long reservoir that will take just five days to fill. But critics worry about the Dachaoshan dam’s location on the Mekong River, a source of food and livelihood for 60 million people downstream in Southeast Asia.