Laos, South Korea, Thailand to investigate dam collapse
The Lao government will work with countries whose companies are stakeholders in the Sepien Senamnoy hydropower project to determine the cause of the project's dam collapse, Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith said Sunday.
Mr. Thongloun promised a thorough, just, and transparent investigation. The 410-MW capacity hydro plant is a joint venture by SK Engineering and Construction and Korea Western Power of South Korea, Thailand's Ratchaburi Electricity Generating Holding, and Lao Holding State Enterprise.
The dam of the 1.2 billion USD project gave way last Monday, leaving more than 100 people dead or missing.