22 Mar 2013 - 06:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
vientiane, laos — The Laotian government last week invited journalists to the site of the controversial $3.5 billion USD Xayaburi Dam for tours, interviews, and the release of a report all claiming that the Mekong R
14 Mar 2013 - 07:56 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
vientiane, laos — Senior government officials from Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam met this week in the Lao capital, Vientiane, for a series of "summits" meant to increase discussion on regional cooper
21 Jan 2013 - 10:15 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
laos, LUANG PRABANG — During the 19th Mekong River Commission Council meeting last week in Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia and other participants challenged Laos’ efforts to construct the controversial $3.5 billion USD Xayaburi
12 Nov 2012 - 11:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
MANILA, Philippines — The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) last week announced an $87.39 million USD loan and grant package to Laos and Vietnam for flood an
6 Nov 2012 - 11:56 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
vientiane, laos — On the same day that Thailand’s government come out in support of Laos’ decision to immediately begin construction of the controversial Xayaburi Dam on the Lower Mekong River, international environ
5 Nov 2012 - 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
vientiane, laos — Thai activists are planning “a flotilla protest” against Laos’ controversial Xayaburi Dam on the Mekong River during this week’s 9th Asia-Europe Meeting Summit in Vientiane.
1 Nov 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
HELSINKI, Finland — Finland’s government has declared its intention to scrutinize the role of Finnish engineering firm the Pöyry Group in the divisive Xayaburi Hydropower Project on the Mekong River in Laos.
30 Aug 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
vientiane, laos — Vietnam and Laos on August 28 signed an agreement to build two hydropower plants in two southern Lao provinces.
15 Jun 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
vientiane, laos — Dams constructed on Mekong River tributaries in Laos are poorly designed, leading to erratic water flow that harms the river’s environment, according to a Lao scientist who analyzes dams in the h
17 May 2012 - 09:12 by Local Press Report
vientiane (Radio Free Asia) — The Xayaburi Dam on the Mekong River may have to be redesigned to avoid any adverse impact on the environment, a senior Lao official says, citing a French study amid opposition to the project by
11 Apr 2012 - 13:34 by Local Press Report
vientiane (Radio Free Asia) — Full Story - Water Festival celebrations to usher in the Lao New Year have begun, but festivities have bee
18 Oct 2011 - 10:55 by Local Press Report
vientiane (Times Live (South Africa)) — The International Water Management Institute (IWMI) has opened an office in Vientiane to study the effects of climate change on Laos and the region.
12 Jul 2011 - 11:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
vientiane, laos — Pesticides are poisoning the water at villages along the Neun River in Kham district, Xieng Khuang province, Laos, according to residents.
14 Jun 2011 - 17:02 by Local Press Report
vientiane (Xinhua (China)) — The Australian Agency for International Development (AusAid) is providing a $320,000 USD grant for the Lao Social Indicator Survey (LSIS), which will be carried out in September 2011 in 20,000 hous
3 May 2011 - 09:51 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
vientiane, laos — The Laotian government agreed last week to postpone construction of the controversial $3.8 billion USD Xayaburi Hydroelectric Dam.
22 Feb 2011 - 10:58 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Bangkok, thailand — China’s engineering impact on the Mekong River is coming under increasing scrutiny. As the “upper-riparian,” or upstream state, China dominates the river supply line.
1 Mar 2010 - 20:57 by Local Press Report
vientiane, laos (DPA (Laos)) — Irrigation systems of over 3,600 hectares of rice fields in Vientiane have dried up because the Mekong River's water level is dropping at a rate of 10 centimeters a day since the beginning of Februa
25 Aug 2008 - 20:58 by Local Press Report
vientiane, laos (Bernama (Malaysia)) — Laos plans to build a 12 kilometer-long dyke along the Mekong River to prevent flooding in the capital, Vientiane, Lao Deputy Permanent Prime Minister and Chairman of the Vientiane Committee for Flo
10 Sep 2007 - 23:24 by Local Press Report
Malaysia, vientiane, laos, KUALA LUMPUR (The Star (Malaysia)) — — The Vientiane Water Supply Enterprise is replacing existing water meters with new plastic ones, in hopes of preventing meters thefts, according to the company's director, Daophet Bouapha.
3 Sep 2007 - 23:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
vientiane, laos — — Representatives from the Mekong River basin countries gathered in the Laotian capital for the 26th meeting of the Mekong River Commission's Joint Committee.