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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 10 Mar 2015- 11:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States Washington-based global research organization the World Resources Institute (WRI), in partnership with four Dutch research organizations, last week launched a new global water risk assessment tool that measures river flood
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 25 Mar 2014- 10:09 by Local Press Report PHNOM PENH Shanghai Daily A 120-megawatt hydropower plant in western Cambodian province of Pursat will come into operation on Thursday after a Chinese developer completed five- year construction, a senior energy official said Monday. The Atai plant is
  • 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
  • 7 Feb 2014- 10:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom Strengthening collaboration among various stakeholders and forging new partnerships, particularly with the private sector, are key to achieving food security in the Asia-Pacific region, according to a new  report  from the Aid and
  • 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.
  • 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

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