Latest update: 26/02/2013
Laos pushes ahead with controversial Mekong 'mega dam' project
When complete, the Xayaburi Dam on the Laos stretch of the Mekong River will be 820 metres long and 32 metres high. It will sit at the head of a surface area of 49 square kilometres and be 30 metres in depth. But its construction has been stopped, and now restarted again, after anger from those who say not nearly enough has been done to assess exactly how the people living around it will be affected.