17 May 2013 - 10:13 by Local Press Report
HO CHI MINH CITY (VietNamNet Bridge) — Two of the earth's great river systems, the Mekong and the Mississippi, will be the focus of global deltaic leaders who will gather in HCM City this week for a conference. Speaking about "DE
9 May 2013 - 08:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
LHASA, Tibet — Tibet’s vast mineral resources are necessary for China’s environmental growth, but Tibetan activists say Chinese mining activities have not taken environmental protections seriously, resulting in d
7 May 2013 - 10:42 by Local Press Report
HANOI (Voice of America) — As work begins on Cambodia’s biggest dam, those advocating against its construction have warned that the region’s rush for hydropower will have a disastrous effect on millions of people who rely on
2 May 2013 - 08:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Bangkok, thailand — Critical natural resources, particularly forests, the Mekong River and its tributaries and many species of flora and fauna are threatened by the rate and type of development in the Greater Mekong S
17 Apr 2013 - 07:56 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Vietnam, HANOI — Ecosystems in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta have already suffered damage due to exploitation of resources, and plans for large dams will only increase the level of damage, according to more than 200 exper
11 Apr 2013 - 08:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
united states, CA, BERKELEY — There are already more than 50,000 big dams blocking the natural paths of the world’s rivers, and “we are currently undergoing a new boom in dam building across the world,” according to Zachery Hur
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
20 Mar 2013 - 09:56 by Local Press Report
CAN THO (Eurasia Review) — Asian and European representatives meet in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho in Vietnam on March 21-22 to discuss closer Asia-Europe cooperation on water resource and river basin management.
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
26 Feb 2013 - 10:42 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Vietnam, HANOI — If the hydropower projects planned within the Mekong River basin are completed, they will accumulate as much as 16 percent of the river’s water volume, or 475 billion cubic meters a year, accordi
12 Feb 2013 - 09:49 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
vientiane, laos — Laotian authorities last week signed an updated eight-year-old deal with Russian investor Regional Oil for construction of three hydropower projects on Mekong River tributaries.
16 Jan 2013 - 02:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Bangkok, thailand — Ministers from member countries of the Mekong River Commission (MRC) and donors started a two-day meeting in Luang Prabang Laos on January 16.
11 Jan 2013 - 10:34 by Local Press Report
GLAND (WWF) — Ministers from Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam meeting next week in the Lao city of Luang Prabang must put derailed decision-making on Mekong River mainstream dams back on track or risk sabota
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
8 Nov 2012 - 09:53 by Local Press Report
HANOI (Associated Press) — Vietnam has apparently dropped its objections to a dam that Laos is constructing on the Mekong River, saying that the neighboring country has made changes in the design to mitigate any negative d
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.
26 Oct 2012 - 08:53 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — South Korean builder SK Engineering and Construction and state-run Korean Western Power have won a $1 billion USD contract to build and operate a hydropower plant in Laos, an official said on Octob
22 Oct 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
vientiane, laos — Laos has placed trust in unproven technology offered by “its hired-gun consultants,” the Finnish-Swiss company Pöyry and the French company Compagnie Nationale du Rhone, activist Ame Trandem told
15 Oct 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Vietnam, HANOI — The Vietnam National Mekong Committee met in Hanoi last week to build a national action plan for the Mekong River Basin development.
5 Oct 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
China, PU’ER — Experts warn that China’s most recent hydropower project on the Mekong River, the Nuozhadu Dam, poses a threat to the river’s ecosystem.
25 Sep 2012 - 09:21 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
BEIJING, China — Chinese authorities announced earlier this week that the major dam at Nuozhadu, on the upper reaches of the Mekong in Yunnan province, has started generating electricity.
19 Sep 2012 - 09:03 by Local Press Report
Bangkok (Asia One) — Representatives of the Thai People's Network gathered at Government House with posters that said "We, people from the Northeast, will not support PM Yingluck anymore", and the "Dam is killing us"
17 Sep 2012 - 08:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
vientiane, laos — Laos’ energy minister announced last week that the country will sell energy supplied by the controversial Xayaburi Dam to Cambodia.
6 Sep 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Bangkok, thailand — The Laos government on September 4 denied it had started building a second dam on the Mekong River, according to a Radio Free Asia report.
28 Aug 2012 - 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Sweden, STOCKHOLM — Hydropower dams planned for the lower mainstem of the Mekong River could decimate fish populations and with them the primary source of protein for 60 million people, according to a new study by int
17 Aug 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
vientiane, laos — Work has started up again on a controversial $3.5 billion USD dam across the Mekong River in Laos, the project’s Thai developer said yesterday, despite Laotian claims it had been paused after compl
8 Aug 2012 - 11:32 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Bangkok, thailand — In another attempt to block Laos’ construction of the controversial $3.6 billion USD Xayaburi Dam on the Mekong River, a group of 37 Thai villagers on August 7 filed a lawsuit in Administrative Cou
2 Aug 2012 - 09:35 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — Local NGO the Rivers Coalition in Cambodia have urged Thailand and Laos to scrap their agreement for Thailand to purchase power produced by the Xayaburi Dam in Laos.
18 Jul 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Bangkok, thailand — Laotian Foreign Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has announced that construction of the controversial Xayaburi Dam has been supended, pending completion of further environmental studies.
13 Jul 2012 - 08:56 by Local Press Report
WASHINGTON DC (US Department of State) — On July 13, 2012, the Foreign Ministers of Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand, and Viet Nam -- and the U.S.
6 Jul 2012 - 09:31 by Local Press Report
Bangkok (Free Malaysia Today) — Laos has pledged to stall construction of a controversial multi-billion dollar dam on the Mekong river until all its neighbours’ environmental concerns have been answered, state media said Friday
3 Jul 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Vietnam, HANOI — The Vietnamese Ministry of Construction and the World Bank last week announced a $398 million USD project to upgrade infrastructure in urban areas in the Mekong Delta region.
2 Jul 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — Cambodian villagers protested on June 29 against a divisive hydropower dam in Laos that campaigners say is being built in defiance of a pledge to first gauge its possible harmful impact on millions
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
8 Jun 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Vietnam, HANOI — Vietnam may soon face a water crisis due to poor management of its resources, according to a new report released this week by Vietnamese not-for-profit environmental organization PanNature.
23 May 2012 - 10:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
washington, dc, united states — Environmental conservation groups, including WWF and International Rivers, have come out in the last week with criticism over a new Laotian government report that claims a redesigned Xayaburi Dam
1 May 2012 - 14:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
BEIJING, China — The Chinese government has signed deals with Pakistan and Thailand to co-develop major water management initiatives.