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    Laos Transnational Issues - 2006
    https://theodora.com/wfbcurrent/laos/laos_issues.html
    SOURCE: 2006 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Disputes - international:
      Southeast Asian states have enhanced border surveillance to check the spread of avian flu; talks continue on completion of demarcation with Thailand but disputes remain over several areas along Mekong River and Thai squatters; concern among Mekong Commission members that China's construction of dams on the Mekong River will affect water levels

      Illicit drugs:
      estimated cultivation in 2004 - 10,000 hectares, a 45% decrease from 2003; estimated potential production in 2004 - 49 metric tons, a significant decrease from 200 metric tons in 2003 (2005)


      NOTE: The information regarding Laos on this page is re-published from the 2006 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Laos Transnational Issues 2006 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Laos Transnational Issues 2006 should be addressed to the CIA.

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