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  • 26 Mar 2020- 12:16 by Staff- Water Diplomat PHNOM PENH, Cambodia The government of Cambodia has announced that the country will not develop new hydropower dams on the Mekong River for the next 10 years, putting two planned dams at Sambor and Stung Treng on pause. The decision means that Laos, which
  • 22 May 2018- 09:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PHNOM PENH, Cambodia Officials from Cambodia's ministries of Environment, and Mines and Energy are investigating gold mining company Rong Chheng, which is suspected of releasing cyanide waste into a water canal. The release may have resulted in the
  • 20 Oct 2015- 10:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent VIENTIANE, Laos Laos will send an official delegation to Vietnam and Thailand to inform them that construction is starting on the $720 million USD, 260-megawatt Don Sahong Dam, according to Daovong Phonekeo, director general of the Energy Policy and
  • 25 Sep 2014- 10:51 by Local Press Report PHNOM PENH The Cambodian Daily A group of environmental activists who were briefly detained in Koh Kong province last week for blocking a government convoy attempting to reach the site of a controversial dam project says it will begin protesting this week
  • 23 Jun 2014- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PHNOM PENH, Cambodia Lawmakers in Cambodia’s National Assembly last week summoned Minister of Mines and Energy Suy Sem to answer questions about the relocation of villagers, the construction process and environmental impacts of the 400-megawatt Lower
  • 30 Apr 2014- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PHNOM PENH, Cambodia Ethnic Chong villagers in Cambodia’s remote southwestern Areng Valley, as well as the monks and NGOs assisting them, this week renewed their objections to a dam project that would require them to be evicted from their ancestral
  • 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 Protection Network, which monitors the Sekong,
  • 21 Jun 2013- 09:50 by Local Press Report TORONTO Daily Mail Groundwater found bubbling up from nearly two miles beneath the surface of Canada may predate the emergence of multicellular life, but it certainly doesn’t taste great, a leading scientist has claimed. Daily Mail reports a joint British
  • 3 Dec 2012- 09:49 by Local Press Report PURSAT Cambodia Daily Four Cambodian construction workers are missing in Pursat province after part of a 120-megawatt hydropower dam being built by a massive state-owned Chinese company collapsed Saturday, officials said on December 2. Six other workers,
  • 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.
  • Environmental conservation groups, including WWF and International Rivers, have come out in the last week with criticism over a new Laotian government report that claims a redesigned Xayaburi Dam will address all the environmental problems associated with its construction.
  • 17 May 2012- 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PHNOM PENH, Cambodia A recent report in the Cambodian daily Phnom Penh Post documented the disastrous effect of “anarchical,” “reckless” gold mining in Prey Lang forest-- one of Indochina’s last great expanses of lowland evergreen forest and one of
  • 1 Mar 2011- 09:37 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Vietnam, HA LONG  Vietnamese experts are concerned over  construction of the Xayabury hydropower dam on the Mekong River in Laos. A second meeting between Vietnamese and Laotian government officials concerning the project was held on February 22 in
  • 11 Jan 2010- 19:57 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PHNOM PENH, Cambodia Several thousand villagers living along the Sesan and Srepok rivers in Cambodia's Stung Treng province face a severe shortage of rice and clean water due to polluted runoff from hydropower dams and mining, according to a report
  • 26 Oct 2009- 20:58 by Local Press Report PHNOM PENH, Cambodia Xinhua (China) China will continue to provide Cambodia with financial assistance to develop infrastructure projects, Cambodian Foreign Minister Hor Namhong said on October 17. He said Beijing had offered this assurance during talks

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