The residents of the Laotian capital city of Vientiane are facing serious water shortage, due to the current low water level in the Mekong river and the shortfalls of the production capacity of the city's two water treatment plants.
Officials say the water shortages are likely to last until 2007 when the construction of the new treatment plant is expected to be completed.
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Web Editor's note: This report was aired April 8 and was erroneously posted with the wrong description in English. We sincerely apologize for the mistake.