Disasters

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  • 29 Mar 2016- 10:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HANOI, Vietnam Vietnam’s economy has been hard hit by drought and saline intrusion, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Cao Duc Phat told a cabinet meeting on March 26th. The country’s economic growth in the first quarter of 2016 is lower than
  • 6 Oct 2014- 10:35 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The US Agency for International Development (USAID) and the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) on October 6th announced a five-year project that will use satellite imagery to combat flooding and other
  • 7 Apr 2014- 10:40 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam The Mekong River Commission (MRC)-- made up of Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam-- adopted a new declaration at its second summit, which concluded in Ho Chi Minh City this weekend. The Ho Chi Minh City Declaration, signed by
  • Ecosystems in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta have already suffered damage due to exploitation of resources, and plans for large dams will only increase the level of damage, according to more than 200 experts who attended at a forum in Ca Mau province this past weekend.
  • If the hydropower projects planned within the Mekong River basin are completed, they will accumulate as much as 16 percent of the river’s water volume, or 475 billion cubic meters a year, according to Dr. Chu Thai Hoanh of the International Water Management Institute (IWMI).
  • Laos has promised to work closely with other countries on sustainable use of the Mekong River as a water resource, with special attention to environmental impacts. The pledge came at a meeting in Hanoi last week between high-level officials from Vietnam and Laos.
  • 8 Jun 2012- 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Vietnam, HANOI Vietnam may soon face a water crisis due to poor management of its resources, according to a new report released this week by Vietnamese not-for-profit environmental organization PanNature. PanNature notes that the country has a great
  • 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.
  • 1 May 2012- 14:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TOKYO, Japan Japan will commit some $7.5 billion USD in official development assistance to countries in the Greater Mekong Sub-Region in 2013-2015 to support their efforts to meet the UN Millennium Development Goals, Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda
  • 14 Jul 2008- 20:58 by Local Press Report Vietnam, HANOI Nhan Dan Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung on July 9 approved a construction project on the Vietnam-Laos border that will include major irrigation and hydropower projects. The border construction zone covers over 95,000 square kilometres across
  • 10 Sep 2007- 23:24 by Local Press Report vientiane, laos, HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam Thanh Nien News (Vietnam) — The social and environmental protection measures used during construction of the Nam Theun II hydropower project will be the standard for future projects, according to Minister of Energy