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  1. Government Introduces VAT for Water, Other Commodities

    12 Jan 2009- 19:57 by Local Press Report vientiane, laos The Vientiane Times (Laos) Effective January 1,2009, the government has introduced a value-added tax (VAT) of 10 percent on certain products bought in Laos, including electricity, water, some beers, ...

    Local Press Report - 01/14/2011 - 06:00

  2. Mekong Water Dialogue Launched

    1 Dec 2008- 19:59 by Local Press Report Vietnam, HANOI Vietnam News Agency Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos have launched the Mekong Region Water Dialogue, with the goal of improving water governance through the use of multi-stakeholder dialogue on specific wat ...

    Local Press Report - 01/14/2011 - 12:00

  3. ADB Launches Water and Sanitation Project in Mekong Countries

    27 Oct 2008- 23:58 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MANILA, Philippines The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is preparing to start work on a water and sanitation project to benefit Mekong River communities in Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam. The project aims to improve ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 01/14/2011 - 11:00

  4. Laos to Build 12Kilometer Dyke on Mekong

    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 Vientian ...

    Local Press Report - 01/14/2011 - 10:00

  5. Vietnam-Laos Border Project Hosts Hydro, Irrigation

    14 Jul 2008- 20:58 by Local Press Report Vietnam, HANOI Nhan Dan Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung on July 9 approved a construction project on the Vietnam-Laos border that will include major irrigation and hydropower projects. The border construction zone c ...

    Local Press Report - 01/14/2011 - 09:00

  6. PM Defends Dam

    30 Jun 2008- 20:58 by Local Press Report Bangkok, thailand The Nation (Thailand) Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej last week criticized environmentalists for getting involved in the plan to siphon water from the Nam Theun II dam in Laos into Thailand. He sa ...

    Local Press Report - 01/14/2011 - 09:00

  7. Infrastructure Eyed to Maintain Stability

    23 Jun 2008- 20:58 by Local Press Report laos, HANOI Vientiane Times (Laos) Laos will maintain its economic stability by improving infrastructure and enacting policies to encourage business growth. Lao Prime Minister Bouasone Bouphavanh said the governmen ...

    Local Press Report - 01/14/2011 - 08:00

  8. Bank Cambodia Hydro Projects in Laos Could Affect Downstream Water Quality

    16 Jun 2008- 20:58 by Local Press Report PHNOM PENH Phnom Penh Post (Cambodia) Planned hydroelectric projects in the Sekong River Basin in southern Laos could release poor quality water from the reservoir into the river, significantly changing its hydrolo ...

    Local Press Report - 01/14/2011 - 08:00

  9. Cambodia Sekong River Dams Raise Environmental Concerns

    9 Jun 2008- 20:58 by Local Press Report PHNOM PENH Mekong Times (Cambodia) Cambodia's NGO Forum is calling on developers to closely monitor the environmental effects of projects to build a series of dams on the Sekong River Basin in southern Laos. &q ...

    Local Press Report - 01/14/2011 - 08:00

  10. ADB, Australia Give Laos $1 Million USD for Mekong Water Management

    12 May 2008- 22:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent vientiane, laos — The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Australian government will provide a $1 million USD grant to the country to help it develop the capability to manage the water and environmental resou ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 01/14/2011 - 14:00

  11. Mekong Countries Gather in Laotian Capital

    31 Mar 2008- 21:36 by OOSKAnews Correspondent vientiane, laos — The prime ministers of China, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand and Myanmar, as well as representatives of the Asian Development Bank, gathered in the Laotian capital Monday for the third Gre ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 01/14/2011 - 14:00

  12. Thai Ministry Seeks $32 Million USD for Khong River Diversion Study

    11 Mar 2008- 19:36 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Bangkok, thailand — The Natural Resources and Environment Ministry plans to ask the government for some $32 million USD to study the feasibility of diverting water from the Khong River and Nam Ngeum Dam in Lao ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 01/14/2011 - 13:00

  13. Laos: UNICEF Work to Secure Drinking Water, Sanitation

    5 Feb 2008- 18:41 by Local Press Report vientiane, laos UNICEF — The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) is working with the Lao Ministry of Health, the World Health Organization and the Asian Development Bank to secure safe water and sanitation ...

    Local Press Report - 01/14/2011 - 13:00

  14. ADB Project Takes Care of Those Displaced by Nam Theun 2 Project in Laos

    1 Oct 2007- 20:37 by OOSKAnews Correspondent laos, NAKAI — An Asian Development Bank (ADB)- funded hydropower project in Laos also aims to improve the living standards of people displaced by the project. TheABD is lending $120 million USD for the Nam Theu ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 01/14/2011 - 13:00

  15. Laos: Nam Theun II Protection Measures to Become Standard

    10 Sep 2007- 23:24 by Local Press Report vientiane, laos, HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam Thanh Nien News (Vietnam) — The social and environmental protection measures used during construction of the Nam Theun II hydropower project will be the standard for futur ...

    Local Press Report - 01/14/2011 - 14:00

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