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SK E&C restores 8-km road in Laos after dam collapse

All Headlines 15:46 August 03, 2018

SEOUL, Aug. 3 (Yonhap) -- SK Engineering & Construction Co., a South Korean builder, has restored an 8-kilometer road in a Laotian province hit by a dam collapse last month, the company said Friday.

The restoration of the road is part of SK E&C's broad efforts to put the infrastructure of the Attapeu Province back on track, the company said in a statement.

One of the five auxiliary dams in the Xepian-Xe Nam Noy project in southwestern Laos gave way on July 23, flooding several nearby villages and displacing more than 6,600 people, according to local media reports.

SK E&C is the construction unit of South Korea's energy-to-semiconductors conglomerate SK Group and took part in the building of the dam.

The builder said it is in the process of setting up lodgings for 150 households currently being accommodated at three schools. It sent 200 workers to the Southeast Asian country in relief efforts and plans to distribute 2 billion won (US$1.78 million) worth of relief supplies to those affected by the flooding.

SK Group said it too will donate US$10 million in relief aid to Laos over the deadly flooding.

These undated photos offered by SK E&C show the condition of a road in Laos before restoration work (L) and after the work. (Yonhap)

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