Under Construction Nam Ao Dam Busts

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KPL (KPL) Many farmlands of people in Thathom district, Xaysomboun Province have been flooded following the bust of the under construction Nam Ao Hydropower Project on Sep 11.

Damages to people’s properties are being estimated by relevant officials

(KPL) Many farmlands of people in Thathom district, Xaysomboun Province have been flooded following the bust of the under construction Nam Ao Hydropower Project on Sep 11.

The 12 mw dam is located in Phaxay district, Xieng Khuang Province, Head of the Phaxay District Natural Resources and Environment Office Kongsy Nanthavong told the media on Tuesday.

People have moved to higher ground for safe.

The road No: D1 stretching between Paksan district in Borikhamxay Province and Phaxay district in Xieng Khuang Province has been cut off by flood water.

Relevant officials of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment are investigating into the cause of the incident and estimating its damages. No injuries or deaths have been reported.

The Nam Ao Hydropower Project has been being built since 2015 by the Thong Inter Company. The dam is 85 per cent completed.

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