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  • 18 Sep 2018- 10:38 by OOSKAnews Info MANILA, Philippines The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is to provide additional financing of $30.5 Million USD in grant funding to help the Laos government improve water supply and sanitation. The additional financing will make it possible for the government to
  • 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
  • 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
  • 28 Jul 2015- 09:39 by Local Press Report MUANG XAY Eco-Business A company operating a copper mine in northern Laos’ Oudomxay province, CNP Exploration Mining and Import-Exports Company (CNP), has been accused of polluting the local environment and destroying the livelihoods of residents, by local
  • 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
  • 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
  • 16 Jun 2014- 10:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TAN AN, Vietnam The flow of the Mekong River has been greatly reduced in Vietnam as a result of upstream hydropower development and climate change, according to government officials participating in an annual forum on the Mekong Delta, held in Vietnam’s
  • 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
  • 27 Mar 2014- 10:37 by Local Press Report PHNOM PENH The Phnom Phen Post Laos’s controversial Xayaburi dam is 30 per cent built, its government has told the Post. Deputy Energy and Mines Minister Viraponh Viravong said the project – which Laos began work on without regional approval in November 2012
  • 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
  • 11 Dec 2013- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent VIENTIANE, Laos The World Bank’s International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the Lao National Chamber of Commerce signed an agreement last week to launch a Hydropower Developers Working Group. The group aims to ensure that hydropower projects are
  • 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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