Mar 27, 2016

Laos releases dam water to ease drought in Vietnam's Mekong Delta

Thanh Nien Daily
Photo: Thanhnien News
Photo: Thanhnien News

Laos has started releasing water from its dams to the Mekong River to help Vietnam's southern region cope with severe drought and saltwater intrusion, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The ministry on Friday quoted Lao Minister of Energy and Mines Khammany Inthirath as saying that Laos had discharged around 1,136 cubic meters of water per second to the lower Mekong River basin on Wednesday. The country planned to keep doing so until the end of May