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    Laos Transnational Issues - 2005
    https://allcountries.org/wfb2005/laos/laos_issues.html
    SOURCE: 2005 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Disputes - international:
      Southeast Asian states have enhanced border surveillance to check the spread of avian flu; Laos and Thailand pledge to complete demarcation of boundaries in 2005, while ongoing disputes over squatters and boundary encroachment by Thailand including Mekong River islets persist; in 2004 Cambodian-Laotian boundary commission agrees to re-erect missing markers in two adjoining provinces; 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 2005 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Laos Transnational Issues 2005 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Laos Transnational Issues 2005 should be addressed to the CIA.







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