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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
  • 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
  • 28 Apr 2014- 09:47 by Local Press Report DOHA AMEinfo Qatar Petrochemical Company (QAPCO) Q.S.C., a leading petrochemical powerhouse in the Middle East, is pleased to participate once again in the QP Environment Fair (QPEF), to raise environmental awareness and encourage water conservation
  • 23 Apr 2014- 10:22 by Local Press Report DOHA Zawya Demonstrating its commitment to the environment, ConocoPhillips' Global Water Sustainability Center (GWSC)participates in Qatar Petroleum's ( QP ) 8th annual Environment Fair 2014 from 23rd- 26th April at the Qatar National Convention
  • 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

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