Disasters

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  • 12 Nov 2013- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent VIENTIANE, Laos In an effort to ease regional concerns about the environmental and social impacts of its dam-building on the Mekong River, Laotian government officials this week organized a visit to the site of the planned Don Sahong hydropower project.
  • 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.
  • 16 Oct 2013- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent VIENTIANE, Laos Laos’ plan to construct the $720 million USD, 260-megawatt Don Sahong Dam does not violate the Mekong agreement because the project is not being built on the main stem of the Mekong River, according to Laotian Deputy Minister of Energy
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 meeting in Brunei this week. The meeting 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
  • 4 Jun 2013- 10:12 by Local Press Report SINGAPORE Veolia Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies (Veolia) is proud to have once again received recognition for its Biobed® Advanced technology by one of the world’s Food & Beverage (F&B) leaders. The global company recently selected the
  • Tajik President Emomali Rakhmon detailed what he said were the five main water management problems facing Central Asia during this week’s Second Asia-Pacific Water Summit in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
  • Asian and Pacific leaders, who gathered in Thailand this weekend for the 2nd Asia-Pacific Water Summit, warned that fierce competition in the region for water resources has the potential to cause conflicts.
  • 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 potential issues will be mitigated through design and construction.
  • 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.
  • 8 Feb 2013- 08:48 by Local Press Report new yorK UNICEF UNICEF welcomed core contributions from Member States at the annual pledging event held on the third day of the first regular session of the Executive Board. Some $38 million USD was pledged during the event at United Nations Headquarters.
  • 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 Mekong River.
  • 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.