Disasters

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  • 7 Nov 2013- 10:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BANGKOK, Thailand Climate change will cause an increase in frequency and severity of storms and rising sea levels, which in turn will increase flooding risks for Bangkok, according to Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) Adviser Bhichit Rattakul.
  • 2 Oct 2013- 10:03 by Local Press Report BANGKOK Veolia Water Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies (Veolia) announces the appointment of Aaron SEAH as Regional Market Manager for Heavy Industries and Design & Build Projects in Southeast Asia (SEA). Aaron will be responsible for developing
  • 19 Sep 2013- 09:55 by Local Press Report ST PETERSBURG Russia Beyond the Headlines Russian researchers have taken the humble Aussie red claw crayfish and given it an important role: protector of St. Petersburg – the second largest city in Russia, with a population of more than 5 million people. Not
  • 17 Sep 2013- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TASHKENT, Uzbekistan During Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to Uzbekistan last week, the two countries signed $15 billion USD worth of contracts on investment and cooperation, including several million dollars in further Chinese grants and loans
  • 13 Sep 2013- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BANGKOK, Thailand The Thai and Japanese governments signed an agreement this week on an early flood warning system. The goal is to increase Japanese investors’ confidence in Thailand following the devastating floods two years ago that killed hundreds of
  • 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, the World Bank said this week. “East Asia
  • St. Petersburg will increase the amount of wastewater it treats before release to 99.9 percent by 2018, St. Petersburg Governor Georgy Poltavchenko told a press conference last week.
  • The Malawi government has issued 172 mining licenses in the past four years as part of its effort to boost the country’s agriculture-dependent economy.
  • On April 11 the Russian Ministry of Finance again downgraded its growth forecasts for the country’s economy this year. It is now expecting growth of just 2.4 percent over the course of 2013, which is expected to be approximately equal or just below the rate of inflation.
  • The former presidents of Botswana and South Africa-- Festus Mogae and Thabo Mbeki, respectively-- have joined the mediation group working to resolve the border dispute between Malawi and Tanzania over Lake Malawi, also know as Lake Nyasa.
  • The Malawian government on April 6 denied that it was pulling out of the mediation effort in its territorial dispute with Tanzania.
  • The Malawi government this week expressed concern over the fact that a Tanzanian national is serving as executive secretary of the mediation team working on the border dispute between Malawi and Tanzania.
  • The forum of former heads of state of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) have started working on the dispute between Malawi and Tanzania, after Tanzania finally submitted documentation on its position on Lake Malawi, also known as Lake Nyasa.
  • 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 objections, but Cambodia and Vietnam, the two downstream countries that stand to suffer the most from the dam, have not asked to have the issue raised at the meeting.
  • As a panel of former African heads of state prepares to mediate the dispute between Tanzania and Malawi over ownership of Lake Malawi, also known as Lake Nyasa, a peer review mechanism the two countries to resolve the matter amicably.

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