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  • 9 Nov 2016- 12:28 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PHNOM PENH, Cambodia The government of Laos has submitted a new request to the Mekong River Commission (MRC) secretariat to construct a dam on the Mekong, the MRC said in a statement this week. The Pak Beng Hydropower Project, a run-of-river project
  • 29 Aug 2016- 07:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent VIENTIANE, Laos Laos has inaugurated construction work on the 260-megawatt Don Sahong hydropower project on the Mekong River this month, Lao news agency KPL reported last week. Laos had announced plans to start construction of the $720 million USD, 260
  • 30 Jun 2016- 11:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HANOI, Vietnam The Vietnamese government on June 30th finally issued the result of its investigation into the cause of the deaths of 100 tons of wild and farmed fish off the country’s coast back in April, blaming wastewater discharges by Formosa Ha Tinh
  • 23 Jun 2016- 11:36 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PHAN THIẾT, Vietnam A food processing facility in Vietnam’s Binh Thuan is being blamed for the deaths of nearly 4,000 farm-raised fish this week, after it was found releasing wastewater into the ocean without a permit. The fish deaths were first
  • 17 Jun 2016- 11:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HA TINH, Vietnam Taiwan-based Formosa Plastics Group is postponing the opening of its steel mill in Vietnam’s Ha Tinh province, in the wake of a national scandal over the role of industrial pollution in a series of recent mass fish deaths. The Taipei
  • 15 Jun 2016- 10:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PHNOM PENH, Cambodia During its 32nd session this week, the United Nations Human Rights Council will discuss concerns from people in the region about Laos’s Don Sahong Dam project. The Special Procedures of the Human Rights Council has detailed human
  • 8 Jun 2016- 10:49 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HANOI, Vietnam Protesters have taken to the streets in Vietnam’s major cities and coastal communities on a regular basis over the past six weeks to demand more government action to curb environmental threats, as well greater transparency, in the wake of
  • 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
  • 15 Mar 2016- 10:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent VIENTIANE, Laos Laos will work to ensure that its downstream neighbors do not suffer negative impacts as a result of the Don Sahong hydropower project, a top Lao political official told Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen over the weekend. During a meeting
  • 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
  • 7 Jan 2016- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BANGKOK, Thailand Thailand’s Administrative Court in late December dismissed a lawsuit filed in 2012 by Chiang Rai villagers who alleged that government agencies had acted illegally in signing an agreement to purchase power from Laos’ contentious
  • 20 Nov 2015- 10:33 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CORVALLIS, OR, United States OOSKAnews Voices is a new series of guest “opinion columns” on water, written by senior participants in different parts of the international water community. The columns provide a global platform for organizations and
  • 16 Nov 2015- 11:29 by OOSKAnews Correspondent AN GIANG, Vietnam More than 6,400 residents of Thailand, Vietnam, and Cambodia last week signed a statement expressing their continued concerns about Laos’ planned Don Sahong Dam project on the Mekong River. Among the issues detailed in the statement,
  • 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
  • 7 Oct 2015- 10:25 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PHNOM PENH, Cambodia Cambodian Foreign Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Hor Namhong on October 6th urged Laos to carry out further studies on the environmental impacts of the $720 million USD, 260-megawatt Don Sahong Dam. During a meeting with visiting

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