Laos

Search results

Displaying 71 - 80 of 219

  1. Laos, Russian Investor Renew Mekong Hydropower Deal

    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. ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 02/12/2013 - 09:47

  2. Vietnam, Cambodia, Donors Challenge Laos’ Mekong Dam Plans

    During the 19th Mekong River Commission Council meeting last week in Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia and other participants challenged Laos’ efforts to construct the controversial $3.5 billion USD Xayaburi Dam, the first of a planned 11 dams along the Lower Mekon ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/16/2013 - 05:13

  3. Mekong River Commission to Meet; Xayaburi Dam Issue Could Be Raised

    Ministers from member countries of the Mekong River Commission (MRC) and donors started a two-day meeting in Luang Prabang Laos on January 16. The meeting comes two months after Laos launched a major dam project on the trans-boundary river despite MRC obj ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 01/16/2013 - 03:32

  4. Mekong River Dam Negotiations Should Be Revisited; WWF

    11 Jan 2013- 09:34 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 sabotaging ma ...

    Local Press Report - 01/11/2013 - 09:49

  5. 60 Percent of Vietnam’s Surface Water Vulnerable to Actions of Other Countries

    Up to 60 percent of Vietnam’s 840 billion cubic meters of surface water originates in foreign countries upstream, making the country highly vulnerable to pollution and water use issues in nearby nations, according to a new government report. ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 12/19/2012 - 09:33

  6. Laos Awards New Consultancy Contract for Contentious Xayaburi Dam to Finland’s Pöyry

    Global consulting and engineering firm Pöyry’s energy business group has won the technical consulting contract for the Laotian government’s controversial $3.5 billion USD Xayaburi hydropower.  The company did not disclose how much it was being paid over t ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 11/15/2012 - 10:01

  7. ADB, AusAID Announce $87 Million Mekong Flood Package

    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 and disaster management in the Greater Mekong Subregion. ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 11/12/2012 - 10:17

  8. Vietnam Drops Opposition to Xayaburi Dam

    ...

    Local Press Report - 11/08/2012 - 09:32

  9. Southeast Asian Activists Criticize Sarawak Dams

    Environmental activists representing 11 Southeastern Asian nations have critized Malaysia’s plans to build 12 mega-dams in Sarawak state, citing the “inefficiency, failure and destruction” of similar projects across the region. ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 11/08/2012 - 09:22

  10. Laos to Start Controversial Xayaburi Dam; Thailand Approves, WWF Warns of “Grave Danger”

    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 environmental NGO WWF issued a warning that construction puts env ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/16/2013 - 05:13

  11. Thai Activists Set to Protest Xayaburi Dam at Asia-Europe Summit

    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. The demonstration will take place in Nong Khai, Thailand, on November 5. It is be ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 11/05/2012 - 10:00

  12. Finland to Probe Pöyry’s Part in Laos’s Xayaburi Dam; Laos Set to Join WTO

    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. ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 11/01/2012 - 10:02

  13. ADB Considers Backing Laos Mekong Dam

    ...

    Local Press Report - 10/26/2012 - 10:02

  14. South Korea Firms Win $1 Billion Deal for Hydropower Plant in Laos

    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 October 23. ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 10/26/2012 - 09:28

  15. Activist Slams Laos Mega-Dam, “Hired-Gun” Consultants

    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 river conservation group International Rivers in an October ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 10/22/2012 - 09:30

Pages