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  1. Xayaburi Dam: 'Testing Ground for Untried Technologies'

    18 Nov 2016- 01:37 by Local Press Report VIENTIANE Channel News Asia In 2019, the first dam on the Lower Mekong will be completed. Environmentalists fear it will threaten fisheries and communities, but the Lao government says the concerns are exaggerated. ...

    Local Press Report - 11/18/2016 - 01:37

  2. “Imperfect” Regulatory Body Has Mekong River Basin’s Interests at Heart

    15 Nov 2016- 07:57 by Local Press Report CHIANG RAI Chiang Rai Times As the  Mekong region faces intensifying challenges from developments needed by its riparian countries including Laos’ latest mega-project, the Pak Beng Dam, the Mekong River Commission ...

    Local Press Report - 11/15/2016 - 07:57

  3. Laos Seeks Permission to Build Another Hydropower Dam on the Mekong

    9 Nov 2016- 12:28 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PHNOM PENH, Cambodia The government of Laos has submitted a new request to the Mekong River Commission (MRC) secretariat to construct a dam on the Mekong, the MRC said in a statement this week. The Pak Beng ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 11/09/2016 - 12:28

  4. Only 3 Irrawaddy Dolphins Remain in Laos

    7 Nov 2016- 03:19 by Local Press Report VIENTIANE Mizzima The population of Irrawaddy Dolphins in Laos has fallen to just three, bringing into question the species' survival in that country, according to the World Wildlife Fund. Climate Ecosystems ...

    Local Press Report - 11/07/2016 - 03:19

  5. Laos Government Orders Factory to Stop Recycling Spent Beer Malt over Pollution Concerns

    17 Oct 2016- 07:38 by Local Press Report VIENTIANE Newsgram The Lao government ordered a factory in the capital that recycles 80 tons of spent beer malt per day to shut down after its owners failed to control pollution from the process. Corporate Risk ...

    Local Press Report - 10/17/2016 - 07:38

  6. Laos Inaugurates Don Sahong Dam Construction

    29 Aug 2016- 07:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent VIENTIANE, Laos Laos has inaugurated construction work on the 260-megawatt Don Sahong hydropower project on the Mekong River this month, Lao news agency KPL reported last week. Laos had announced plans to ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 08/29/2016 - 07:19

  7. Laos Authorities Order Better Cassava Pollution Controls

    15 Aug 2016- 08:00 by Local Press Report LUANG NAMTHA Radio Free Asia Luang Namtha provincial authorities plan to order the owners of a Lao-Chinese cassava-processing plant in the Long district to install more effective pollution controls or shut the ...

    Local Press Report - 08/15/2016 - 08:00

  8. Cassava-Processing Plant Contaminates Water Source in Northern Laos

    2 Aug 2016- 08:46 by Local Press Report LUANG NAM THA Radio Free Asia More than 400 families in two villages in Long district of northern Laos’ Luang Namtha province are being increasingly affected by a cassava-processing plant operated by a Lao-Chinese ...

    Local Press Report - 08/02/2016 - 08:46

  9. Sand Mining in Laos Damages Mekong

    28 Jul 2016- 08:32 by Local Press Report VIENTIANE AFP Grain by grain, truckload by truckload, Laos' section of the Mekong river is being dredged of sand to make cement-- a commodity being devoured by a Chinese-led building boom in the capital. But ...

    Local Press Report - 07/28/2016 - 08:32

  10. Laos Bans Mining Projects in Polluted Province

    28 Jun 2016- 09:07 by Local Press Report VIENTIANE Radio Free Asia Lao prime minister Thongloun Sisoulith has ordered officials in a heavily-polluted southern province of the country to reject proposals for new mining projects in their area, citing severe ...

    Local Press Report - 06/28/2016 - 09:16

  11. United Nations Human Rights Council to Discuss Don Sahong Dam

    15 Jun 2016- 10:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PHNOM PENH, Cambodia During its 32nd session this week, the United Nations Human Rights Council will discuss concerns from people in the region about Laos’s Don Sahong Dam project. The Special Procedures of ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 06/15/2016 - 10:22

  12. Drought, Saline Intrusion, Fish Deaths Cost Vietnam $680 Million

    2 Jun 2016- 10:37 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HANOI, Vietnam Ongoing drought, saltwater intrusion and recent mass fish deaths have cost Vietnam some $680 million USD in agricultural and aquaculture losses, the country’s Department of Agricultural Economics ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 06/02/2016 - 10:37

  13. Chinese Company Signs Contract for Irrigation Project in Laos

    11 May 2016- 08:22 by Local Press Report VIENTIANE The National The Department of Irrigation under the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry has authorised a Chinese company to conduct a feasibility study of the Namsan agriculture irrigation project in ...

    Local Press Report - 05/11/2016 - 08:22

  14. UN to Provide $48.5 Million to Help Vietnam Cope With Drought, Saline Incursion

    10 May 2016- 10:50 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam The United Nations has offered assistance to Vietnam in dealing with the effects of severe drought and saline intrusion in the southern and central parts of the country. Following his ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/10/2016 - 16:33

  15. Cambodia’s Hun Sen Calls for Continued Assistance With Drought

    3 May 2016- 11:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PHNOM PENH, Cambodia Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on May 3 rd urged government authorities, the military and charitable organizations to continue providing assistance to those affected by the country’s ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/03/2016 - 11:08

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