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Life of the Salween highlights Southeast Asia's dam concerns

The Salween as it swings into Myanmar at Sob Moei, where residents fear the back-up from a planned hydro dam 47km downstream could force them out.   © HAMISH McDonald

SOB MOEI, Thailand -- To reach this village, you leave Mae Sariang in northwestern Thailand and drive a couple of hours along winding roads carved into the sides of valleys before reaching a landing on the wide, fast flowing Salween river.

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