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  1. Cambodia Announces Ten Year Moratorium On New Mekong Dams

    26 Mar 2020- 12:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PHNOM PENH, Cambodia The government of Cambodia has announced that the country will not develop new hydropower dams on the Mekong River for the next 10 years, putting two planned dams at Sambor and Stung Treng ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 03/26/2020 - 12:16

  2. Vietnam Drought: State Of Emergency Declared In Five Mekong Delta Provinces

    15 Mar 2020- 07:28 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam The government of Vietnam declared a state of emergency last week in five Mekong Delta provinces in response to prolonged drought which has led to a build-up of salinity, threatening ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 03/15/2020 - 07:28

  3. Mekong Neighbours Challenge Laos Over Luang Prabang Dam Data

    11 Feb 2020- 10:20 by Staff- Water Diplomat LUANG PRABANG, Laos The government of Laos has been challenged by neighbouring countries and NGOs about provision of data around environmental assessmnet of the Luang Prabang dam in the lower Mekong. At a 6 Febr ...

    Staff - Water D... - 03/03/2020 - 13:50

  4. Low Mekong Levels Raise Toxic Algae Risk

    11 Dec 2019- 08:14 by Staff- Water Diplomat VIANTIANE, Laos The Mekong River Commission (MRC) has suggested that receent  change in colour of the Mekong River in Thailand and Laos with serious consequences, and called for more data sharing with the China- ...

    Staff - Water D... - 12/30/2019 - 10:02

  5. Lower Mekong Countries Face Extreme Drought In 2020.

    30 Nov 2019- 09:44 by Staff- Water Diplomat VIANTIANE, Laos The Mekong River Commission (MRC) has warned that with the late onset and early departure of the monsoon, countries in the lower Mekong region can anticipate extreme drought through January 2020. ...

    Staff - Water D... - 12/05/2019 - 10:07

  6. US Secretary Of State Wades Into Mekong

    4 Aug 2019- 09:59 by Staff- Water Diplomat PHNOM PENH, Cambodia US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has criticized China's dam-building programme on the Mekong River, saying that construction has left the crucial waterway at its lowest level in a decad ...

    Staff - Water D... - 08/27/2019 - 09:06

  7. Thailand Authorities Address Historically Low Mekong Water Levels

    22 Jul 2019- 07:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BANGKOK, Thailand Thailand's Office of National Water Resources (ONWR) has admitted that the Thai government can not directly mitigate the recent drop in Mekong River water levels, but looked to the resum ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/22/2019 - 07:19

  8. $40 Million USD World Bank Support For Laos Green Growth

    3 Jun 2019- 16:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC, United States The World Bank has announced approval of $40 Million USD credit under the Second Programmatic Green Growth Development Policy for Laos. The purpose is to support reform in the fisca ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 06/03/2019 - 16:02

  9. China Food And Land Grab Alleged After 2018 Laos Dam Collapse

    3 Jun 2019- 15:50 by OOSKAnews Correspondent VIENTIANE, Laos A compensation plan following a 2018 dam collapse in southern Laos is causing local concern, with some making assusations of a China food-land grab. Last July a dam at the Xe Pian Xe Namnoy (PNP ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 06/03/2019 - 15:51

  10. Japan Funds Water Supply Upgrades In Laos

    31 May 2019- 07:46 by Local Press Report VIENTIANE Eleven The government of Japan has agreed to provide 97 million yen (US$880,201) to expand the water supply system in the city of Luang Prabang. The project will be carried out from June 1, 2019, to Octob ...

    Local Press Report - 05/31/2019 - 07:46

  11. Commission Seeks Durable Solutions To Mekong River Challenges

    25 May 2019- 07:00 by OOSKAnews Info BANGKOK, Thailand The Mekong River Commission (MRC) held its 7th Regional Stakeholder Forum in Bangkok the week of May 20. The multi-stakeholder group focused on the achievements and lessons learned in cooperating on c ...

    OOSKAnews Info - 05/25/2019 - 07:00

  12. World Bank Commitment Addresses WASH In Northern Laos

    12 May 2019- 09:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent VIENTIANE, Laos The World Bank has announced commitment to address mother and child malnutrition and to improve access to water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) services in four northern provinces of Laos. A $2 ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/12/2019 - 09:51

  13. Mekong River Commission Declares New Commitment To Flood, Drought Management

    27 Apr 2019- 10:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent VUAN TAU CITY, Viet Nam The Mekong River Commission (MRC) this week announced new measures to address regional flood and drought conditions and set new internal operation and control policies. Of significance ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 04/27/2019 - 10:26

  14. ADB Finances Improvement Of Water Supply, Sanitation In Laos

    18 Sep 2018- 10:38 by OOSKAnews Info MANILA, Philippines The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is to provide additional financing of $30.5 Million USD in grant funding to help the Laos government improve water supply and sanitation. The additional financing wi ...

    OOSKAnews Info - 09/18/2018 - 10:38

  15. Laos: Several Dead, Hundreds Missing, Thousands Homeless After Mekong Dam Collapse

    24 Jul 2018- 09:27 by OOSKAnews Correspondent VIENTIANE, Laos Updated: July 26 The July 23 collapse of a hydroelectric dam in southeastern Laos left at least 27 people dead, more than 130 missing missing and thousands homeless according to state media. La ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/26/2018 - 08:03

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