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  1. Lack of Funds Means Lack of Water in Laotian Capital

    25 Jul 2013- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent VIENTIANE, Laos Laos’ capital city, Vientiane, will likely face extended chronic water shortages because the state-owned Vientiane Water Supply Enterprise is short on funds and production capacity. The company ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/25/2013 - 09:59

  2. EU Ministers Warn of Growing Water Tensions Around the World

    24 Jul 2013- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRUSSELS, Belgium During a meeting in Brussels this week, European Union foreign ministers discussed the possibility of increased tensions over lack of access to water that could lead to instability in many re ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/24/2013 - 12:29

  3. Lower Mekong Ministers Endorse Development Pillars, Projects

    3 Jul 2013- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Brunei Foreign ministers from the Lower Mekong nations endorsed six development and policy pillars, as well as new plans and project, during the 6th Lower Mekong Initiative Ministerial meet ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/03/2013 - 10:04

  4. Laos Starts Second Mekong Dam, Drawing Criticism From Environmentalists

    27 Jun 2013- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BANGKOK, Thailand Laos is moving forward with preparatory work on the Don Sahong Dam, its second on the main stem of the Mekong River, without consultation or approval from its downstream neighbors, according ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 06/27/2013 - 10:02

  5. Hydropower, Mining in Laos Affect Water Quality in Cambodia

    26 Jun 2013- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PHNOM PENH, Cambodia Hydropower dam construction and gold mining in southern Laos are negatively affecting water quality in downstream Cambodia, according to Cambodia-based environmental group the 3S Rivers Pr ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 06/26/2013 - 10:05

  6. East Asian, Pacific Disaster Losses Make It Harder to Reduce Poverty

    5 Jun 2013- 09:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BANGKOK, Thailand While East Asian and Pacific cities are rapidly growing and becoming wealthier, they are also become more vulnerable to huge economic losses as a result of disasters because of poor planning, ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 06/05/2013 - 09:48

  7. Greater Mekong Subregion’s Unsustainable Development Threatens Forests, Freshwater: WWF

    Critical natural resources, particularly forests, the Mekong River and its tributaries and many species of flora and fauna are threatened by the rate and type of development in the Greater Mekong Subregion, according to a report released this week by inte ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/16/2013 - 05:12

  8. Ecosystems Under Threat in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta

    Ecosystems in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta have already suffered damage due to exploitation of resources, and plans for large dams will only increase the level of damage, according to more than 200 experts who attended at a forum in Ca Mau province this past we ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/16/2013 - 05:12

  9. Laotian Government Claims Xayaburi Dam Will Not Harm Environment

    The Laotian government last week invited journalists to the site of the controversial $3.5 billion USD Xayaburi Dam for tours, interviews, and the release of a report all claiming that the Mekong River dam will not harm the basin’s environment, because po ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 03/22/2013 - 10:23

  10. Lower Mekong Nations Eye Cooperation on Agriculture, Environment

    Senior government officials from Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam met this week in the Lao capital, Vientiane, for a series of "summits" meant to increase discussion on regional cooperation. ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 03/14/2013 - 08:25

  11. Thai Tap Announces Expansion Plans

    28 Feb 2013- 10:04 by Local Press Report Bangkok Bloomberg Thai Tap Water Supply (TTW) Plc plans to invest $798 million USD over five years, including expanding to neighboring Myanmar, the Thai-language Krungthep Turakij said, citing Managing Director Som ...

    Local Press Report - 02/28/2013 - 10:14

  12. Mekong Hydropower Projects Will Accumulate 16 Percent of River’s Water

    If the hydropower projects planned within the Mekong River basin are completed, they will accumulate as much as 16 percent of the river’s water volume, or 475 billion cubic meters a year, according to Dr. Chu Thai Hoanh of the International Water Manageme ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 02/26/2013 - 10:02

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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