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  1. $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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. IUCN And Conservation International Concerned About Mekong Tributaries

    11 May 2018- 13:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland The International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Conservation International, in collaboration with the Cambodia National Mekong Committee, disseminated a report May 10 on the Fres ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/05/2018 - 10:17

  10. 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

  11. “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

  12. 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 Hyd ...

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

  13. 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 Po ...

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

  14. 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 Pol ...

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

  15. 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 star ...

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

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