Disasters

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  • 18 Dec 2013- 10:14 by Local Press Report LIMA Andina The Peruvian government will implement eight irrigation projects benefiting 8,000 families in the northern Ancash region, President Ollanta Humala Tasso has announced. The projects will irrigate 8,000 hectares of agricultural land and are to be
  • 21 Nov 2013- 10:16 by Local Press Report AREQUIPA Peru This Week In the small town of Yarabamba, officials seem to have prioritized the construction of public stadiums and a new municipal palace over the implementation of a viable potable water system. According to El Comercio, Yarabamba, like many
  • 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
  • 25 Sep 2013- 10:10 by Local Press Report AREQUIPA Peru This Week More than 800,000 people in 12 districts of Arequipa will be without water until tomorrow morning, reports El Comercio. The stoppage in service, which began today at 6 am, will last 24 hours. Authorities will use the time to perform
  • 17 Sep 2013- 10:15 by Local Press Report AREQUIPA Nasdaq Peruvian Mines and Energy Minister Jorge Merino said Monday he is confident that the Tia Maria copper project and the Minas Conga copper and gold project will overcome community opposition. The two projects have represented the Peruvian
  • 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
  • 12 Sep 2013- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru Peru last week approved the water use license for US mining company Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold’s $3.5 billion USD Cerro Verde Mining Expansion Project in Arequipa. The Caplina-Ocoña Water Management Authority, based in Arequipa, will
  • 4 Sep 2013- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TACNA, Peru Groups in Peru’s southern Tacna Region are urging authorities to pursue desalination projects to address the ongoing water crisis in the area and prevent overexploitation of La Yarada aquifer. Speaking at an event to mark the 84th anniversary
  • 6 Aug 2013- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent IBAGUÉ, Colombia Local residents in the area near La Colosa, the largest open-pit gold project in the northern Andes, last week overwhelmingly voted against the mine. In the poll on July 28, 99 percent of those who cast a ballot rejected the project in
  • 11 Jul 2013- 10:03 by Local Press Report LIMA Peru This Week Expectations are high in Cajamarca because of the upcoming inauguration of a water reservoir in Chailhuagón, the first of four projects Yanacocha mine will build in Conga. The mining company’s investment is estimated at 4.8 billion
  • 11 Jul 2013- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent QUITO, Ecuador Efforts to clean up the Petroecuador oil spill in Ecuador’s Amazon region are continuing, with the National Secretary of Risk Management reporting this week that it has delivered a total of 190 55-gallon water tanks to communities in
  • 18 Jun 2013- 10:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru Thousands of Peruvians farmers marched in protest on June 17 against US mining giant Newmont’s nearly $5 billion USD Conga project in Cajamarca department. The protesters fear they will lose their water sources to the mine’s operations, and
  • 11 Jun 2013- 09:59 by Local Press Report LIMA Nasdaq Mines and Energy Minister Jorge Merino said Monday that the $5 billion Minas Conga copper and gold project in northern Peru is continuing as planned, denying local media reports that it has been permanently suspended. Local media reported Sunday

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