Disasters

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  • 28 Jun 2016- 09:07 by Local Press Report VIENTIANE Radio Free Asia Lao prime minister Thongloun Sisoulith has ordered officials in a heavily-polluted southern province of the country to reject proposals for new mining projects in their area, citing severe damage already caused to the local
  • 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
  • 3 Sep 2015- 10:39 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COLOMBO, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka’s Central Environmental Authority (CEA) this week temporarily lifted the suspension of the Environmental Protection License for a Coca-Cola plant in Biyagama. The environmental regulator had suspended the license last week,
  • 27 Aug 2015- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COLOMBO, Sri Lanka Coca-Cola’s Sri Lanka unit has had its environmental protection license temporarily suspended after an oil leak from a fuel pipe at its facility in Biyagama polluted a major river, forcing authorities to cut off water supply to
  • 20 Mar 2015- 09:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COLOMBO, Sri Lanka Sri Lankan president Maithreepala Sirisena this week announced plans to meet with villagers who have been affected by construction of the $529 million USD Uma Oya multipurpose development project. The government has halted the project
  • 2 Mar 2015- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COLOMBO, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka’s Central Environment Authority (CEA) will hand over a report on groundwater contamination in the country’s Northern province to President Maithripala Sirisena this week. Sirisena had ordered the CEA to investigate
  • 26 Feb 2015- 09:46 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COLOMBO, Sri Lanka The Sri Lankan government has appointed an independent committee to carry out a full assessment of the $529 million USD Uma Oya Multipurpose Development Project. The committee is headed by geologist Professor Kapila Dissanayaka, as
  • 16 Feb 2015- 10:50 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COLOMBO, Sri Lanka The Sri Lankan government is taking steps to distribute drinking water to residents affected by groundwater contamination on the Jaffna peninsula, in the northern part of the country. The National Water Supply and Drainage Board,
  • 13 Feb 2015- 10:39 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COLOMBO, Sri Lanka The Sri Lankan government this week ordered the country’s Industrial Technology Institute (ITI) to carry out a scientific investigation of water contamination in the northern district of Jaffna. In the recent months, residents of the
  • 2 Jan 2015- 10:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COLOMBO, Sri Lanka The Sri Lankan government has temporarily restored safe drinking water supply to people affected by floods and landslides in the Badulla district in the country’s Central Province. Over 23 people were killed in the disasters, which
  • 5 Dec 2014- 10:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COLOMBO, Sri Lanka The Sri Lankan government has appointed a committee to look into oil leakage from the Uthuru Janani power station, which has allegedly polluted groundwater resources in the town of Chunnakam, in the country’s Northern province
  • 25 Nov 2014- 10:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COLOMBO, Sri Lanka Residents from the town of Chunnakum, in Sri Lanka’s Northern Province, are demanding immediate action to stop oil leakage from the nearby Uthuru Janani power station, which has polluted groundwater resources in the area. The 24
  • 29 Oct 2014- 10:19 by Local Press Report VIENTIANE Reuters Laos plans to quadruple its hydropower generation capacity from current levels by the end of the decade and step up electricity exports to neighbouring countries, including China, its deputy minister for energy and mines said. Laos is among
  • 21 Apr 2014- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BANGKOK, Thailand The site of Laos’ controversial Xayaburi Dam is located near active fault lines, making it highly susceptible to seismic activity and putting the entire Mekong ecosystem in danger, according to a Thai geologist. Dr. Punya Charusiri of
  • 5 Mar 2014- 10:27 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PHNOM PENH, Cambodia Laos’s plan to construct another dam on the Mekong River does not include measures to reduce impacts on those living downstream, according to international environmental watchdog WWF. WWF reviewed research commissioned last year by

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