Terms searched: Laos
3 Jun 2019 WASHINGTON DC, United States
The World Bank has announced approval of $40 Million USD credit under the Second Programmatic Green Growth Development Policy for Laos. The purpose is to support reform in the fiscal sector, to develop financial sustainability, and to incorporate green growth principles into development planning in support of Laos’ transition to a more sustainable growth model, the World Bank said May 28...
15 Jun 2016 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 rights concerns over the dam, including its trans-boundary impacts on millions of people in the Mekong River Basin who depend on fish stocks and other riverine resources for their food security and livelihoods...
13 May 2016 BANGKOK
The Export-Import Bank of Thailand (EXIM) Bank has established an agreement to provide an additional long-term loan for the construction of a tap water manufacturing facility in Luang Prabang, Laos, to facilitate water consumption in the Laos capital.
11 May 2016 VIENTIANE
The Department of Irrigation under the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry has authorised a Chinese company to conduct a feasibility study of the Namsan agriculture irrigation project in Borikhamxay province.
12 Apr 2016 BEIJING, China
China announced on April 12th that it will release more water from the Jinghong hydropower dam in Yunnan province to alleviate the effects of drought in downstream Mekong countries Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam.The water releases, which started on April 11th, will continue until the “low water period” is over, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang told reporters...
23 Mar 2016 LONDON, United Kingdom
The poorest people in the world are paying the most for water, according to a report released on World Water Day (March 22nd) by international charity WaterAid.“It is often assumed that the poorest people in the world don’t have formal water supplies because they cannot afford the bills,” WaterAid said in the report...
16 Mar 2016 BEIJING, China
China announced this week that it will discharge emergency water supply from the Jinghong hydropower station in Yunnan province to the lower reaches of the Mekong River to help alleviate the effects of drought in downstream Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam.The releases will begin March 15th and end on April 10th, Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang told a news briefing...
17 Sep 2015 BANGKOK, Thailand
Thai Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha has ordered the military to start building 30 more “kaem ling” (literally, monkey cheek) water retention areas in order to ease water scarcity, government spokesman Major General Sansern Kaewkamnerd said on September 16th.The government has been looking at ways to retain water from the Salween (Thanlwin) and Mekong rivers within Thailand’s borders...
14 Sep 2015 NAIROBI, Kenya
A new peer-reviewed study released last week has linked large dams in Sub-Saharan Africa to over a million malaria cases annually.The study, “Malaria impact of large dams in sub-Saharan Africa: maps, estimates and predictions,” whose finding were announced in South Africa on September 11th and published in this month’s Malaria Journal, was undertaken as part of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems...
4 Mar 2015 KUALA LUMPUR
Mega First Corporation Bhd (MFCB) has today announced the signing of a shareholders' agreement between three parties participating in a project company building the 260 megawatt Don Sahong Hydropower Project iDHPC)i n Laos. The Project is a run-of-river hydropower project located at the Hou Sahong channel of the Mekong River in Khong District, Champassak Province, Laos...
21 Aug 2014 ARUSHA, Tanzania
The city of Arusha in northern Tanzania, which has a population of more than 500,000 people, could face acute water shortages within 10 years if water catchments in the region continue to disappear at the current rate, according to a local hydrologist.Joe Lao of the Pangani River Basin Management organization, which is in charge of managing all water sources in northern part of Tanzania, called for measures to control human settlements, especially on the slopes of Mount Meru...
21 Aug 2014 RYE BROOK, NY, United States
Global water technology provider Xylem Inc. has won a $19.6 million USD contract to provide fish pass pumps for Laos' controversial Xayaburi Dam project on the Mekong River, the company announced on August 20th.Several independent fish passing facilities are included in the dam's design, and Xylem is providing Flygt AC series customized column pumps, which have been designed to match the specifications at the dam...