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  • 26 Jun 2014- 10:29 by Local Press Report BANGKOK Radio Free Asia Overruling a lower court decision, the Thai Supreme Administrative Court said it had jurisdiction to hear the lawsuit filed by villagers living along the mighty Mekong River, on which the dam is to be built. The case will have no
  • 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
  • 27 Jun 2013- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BANGKOK, Thailand Laos is moving forward with preparatory work on the Don Sahong Dam, its second on the main stem of the Mekong River, without consultation or approval from its downstream neighbors, according to global environmental group International
  • Critical natural resources, particularly forests, the Mekong River and its tributaries and many species of flora and fauna are threatened by the rate and type of development in the Greater Mekong Subregion, according to a report released this week by international environmental organization WWF.
  • There are already more than 50,000 big dams blocking the natural paths of the world’s rivers, and “we are currently undergoing a new boom in dam building across the world,” according to Zachery Hurwitz, policy coordinator at International Rivers, a global organization focused on protecting rivers.
  • Thai activists are planning “a flotilla protest” against Laos’ controversial Xayaburi Dam on the Mekong River during this week’s 9th Asia-Europe Meeting Summit in Vientiane. The demonstration will take place in Nong Khai, Thailand, on November 5. It is being run by the Network of Thai People in Eight Mekong Provinces and the Network of Community Organization Council in Seven Northeastern Provinces.
  • Finland’s government has declared its intention to scrutinize the role of Finnish engineering firm the Pöyry Group in the divisive Xayaburi Hydropower Project on the Mekong River in Laos.
  • South Korean builder SK Engineering and Construction and state-run Korean Western Power have won a $1 billion USD contract to build and operate a hydropower plant in Laos, an official said on October 23.
  • Laos has placed trust in unproven technology offered by “its hired-gun consultants,” the Finnish-Swiss company Pöyry and the French company Compagnie Nationale du Rhone, activist Ame Trandem told river conservation group International Rivers in an October 18 report.
  • Local NGO the Rivers Coalition in Cambodia have urged Thailand and Laos to scrap their agreement for Thailand to purchase power produced by the Xayaburi Dam in Laos.
  • Regional water experts are concerned over the possibility of increased water conflicts in the Mekong region as a result of hydropower development. 
  • 19 Apr 2011- 09:36 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Bangkok, thailand With Southeast Asian countries proposing construction of a dozen dams on the Mekong River in the coming years, the Mekong River Commission has scheduled a meeting this week (April 19) to decide whether to approve construction of the
  • 11 Jan 2011- 15:33 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW DELHI, India Controversial cables released by non-profit media organization WikiLeaks last month include warnings from intelligence personnel on the effects of climate change on water levels in Asia’s Himalayan region. The first cable dealt with the
  • 23 Aug 2010- 20:58 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Vietnam, HANOI IJ epresentatives from the six Greater Mekong Subregion nations, as well as officials from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) held their 16th Ministerial Meeting on August 20 in Hanoi, Vietnam, to discuss a new 10-year regional cooperation