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  • 25 May 2019- 07:00 by OOSKAnews Info BANGKOK, Thailand The Mekong River Commission (MRC) held its 7th Regional Stakeholder Forum in Bangkok the week of May 20. The multi-stakeholder group focused on the achievements and lessons learned in cooperating on cross-border issues under the aegis of the
  • 27 Apr 2019- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MANDALAY, Myanmar Frequent drought occurences will intensify in Southeast Asia if actions are not taken now, a new study reports. Joint research from United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and the Association of
  • 3 Feb 2019- 10:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAYPYIDAW, Myanmar A Myanmar government project commission is considering alternatives to the controversial Chinese-backed Myitsone Dam on the Irrwaddy River in the northern state of Kachin, which is politically unstable. The project has been stalled
  • 17 Aug 2016- 09:24 by OOSKAnews Correspondent YANGON, Myanmar Burmese State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi is expected to discuss the stalled Myitsone Dam project in Myanmar’s Kachin state with Chinese officials during her official visit to China this week. Kyaw Zeya, director-general of the Foreign
  • 3 Jun 2016- 11:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ROME, Italy El Niño-induced droughts and conflict have raised the number of countries in need of external food assistance to 37 as of June 1st, according to the latest edition of the Crop Prospects and Food Situation report, put out this week by the Rome
  • 4 May 2016- 11:30 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CORVALLIS, OR, United States A new assessment of the world’s trans-boundary river basins by the United Nations Environmental Group (UNEP) has identified “hotspots” for potential conflict in the next 15 to 30 years. The Transboundary Waters Assessment
  • 23 Mar 2016- 11:53 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANYA, China China and fellow Mekong riparians on March 23rd signed the “Sanya Declaration,” which aims to set the tone for future cooperation to enhance economic ties and increase security in the region. The declaration came on the first day of the
  • 10 Mar 2016- 10:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ROME, Italy Drought, floods and civil conflicts have left 34 countries-- 27 of them in Africa and the rest in Asia-- in need of food assistance, according to a new report from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). The March 2016 
  • 7 Mar 2016- 11:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent YANGON, Myanmar China plans to hold negotiations with the new government in Myanmar in order to rescue the controversial $3.6 billion USD Myitsone Dam project, located at the confluence of the Mali and N’mai rivers and the source of the Irawaddy River in
  • 9 Feb 2016- 11:51 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PHNOM PENH, Cambodia Environmental and civil society groups in the lower Mekong region are calling on the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to address Laos’ Don Sahong hydropower project during talks with US President Barack Obama
  • 13 Jan 2016- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BANGKOK, Thailand The Thai government is considering diverting water from rivers located along the country’s borders as part of its effort to combat the effects of ongoing drought. Speaking after a meeting of the National Water Board on January 11 th,
  • 4 Feb 2015- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam Some 40 percent of the Mekong Delta could be lost over the next 100 years because of rising sea levels, and those losses could be even higher if riparian countries continue to build dams on the river, participants heard during
  • 26 Jan 2015- 11:04 by Local Press Report YANGON The Nation Of all the 167 participants joining the World Bank/International Finance Corporation workshop on hydropower, over 100 were local indicating the enormous interest in this subject. It should be so given that the workshop was hosted in
  • 20 Jan 2015- 10:59 by Local Press Report YANGON The Irrawaddy Over 61,000 people and 131 civil society organizations, including political parties representing ethnic communities in Burma’s eastern states, have signeda petition calling for an unconditional halt to plans for the construction of dams
  • 19 Jan 2015- 10:46 by Local Press Report WASHINGTON, DC Mizzima The World Bank Group and the International Hydropower Association are helping Myanmar develop a more sustainable hydropower sector by promoting best practices in technical, environmental, and social standards, according to a joint