Statement of the Save the Mekong Coalition Regarding the Pak Lay Dam Notification
On 13 June, the Government of Laos formally notified the Mekong River Commission (MRC) of its
intention to construct the Pak Lay dam on the mainstream of the Mekong River. The notification
triggers the Prior Consultation procedure under the Procedures for Notification, Prior Consultation
and Agreement (PNPCA) of the 1995 Mekong Agreement. Pak Lay is the fourth Mekong mainstream
dam to be submitted for the procedure.