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28 Mar 2019 WASHINGTON DC, United States
Vietnam Water and Environment Investment Corporation JSC (VIWASEEN) has been "debarred" by the World Bank (WB) for fraud with respect to the World Bank-financed Mekong Delta Water Resource Management for Rural Development Project and Urban Water Supply and Wastewater Project in Vietnam. VIWASEEN is a Vietnamese, state-owned, water and sewerage company...
5 Feb 2019 KATHMANDU, Nepal
Climate Change Threatens Loss of Two-thirds Of Hindu Kush Himalaya Glaciers, 1.65 Billion People Live In Downstream Valleys
A new report commissioned by the eight countries in the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) region, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal, and Pakistan, warns that current levels of greenhouse gas emissions would lead to five degrees of warming and cause a loss of two-thirds of the region’s glaciers by the end of this century...
14 Nov 2018 WASHINGTON DC, United States
Proceedings of the National Academy of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA (PNAS) has published research calling for the hydropower sector to pay more attention to social and environmental consequences of dam-building in the developing world.New research released on November 5 examines dam construction for hydropower as it was deployed in developed countries and compares it with dam construction in lesser-developed countries...
22 Jul 2018 BAC LIEU, Vietnam
The Mekong Delta province of Bac Lieu has an urgent need for $40 Million USD to build new dykes in five areas facing high risks of erosion. Luong Ngoc Lan, Director of the provincial Department of Planning and Investment, has cited three project of high priority including a 1.3km river dyke in Ganh Hao coastal town of Dong Hai district, a 1...
12 Jun 2017 NEW YORK NY, United States
United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres visited the Aral Sea, June 10 – once the world's fourth largest inland sea, that has now shrunk to about a quarter of its original size due to human mismanagement – and urged the world to take lessons from the catastrophe to ensure that such tragedies are not repeated...
3 Feb 2017 HANOI, Vietnam
The government of Vietnam has announced moves to ensure water resource security amid climate change.The country’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE) has “promulgated an action plan with the aim of promoting cooperation, sharing and monitoring trans-boundary water resources from now to 2020”, according to official state news organization the Vietnam News Agency (VNA)...
18 Nov 2016 MY THO
An environmental expert has called on the Tien Giang administration to pull the plug on a Taiwan-invested paper project he says may pollute one of the most important waterways in the province as well as the Mekong Delta.
10 Nov 2016 BANGKOK
Political contention, transboundary impacts as well as transboundary management and governance in the Mekong region will be up for serious dialogue and discussion among more than 300 experts, community leaders, as well as government officials from Mekong countries during a three-day forum that kicked off yesterday.
10 Jun 2016 PHNOM PENH
The Kingdom’s Ministry of Economy and Finance and the World Bank yesterday signed a $130 million new financing agreement to improve the livelihoods of rural Cambodians, increase health care coverage, manage fisheries and improve roads. Fifteen million is earmarked for the Mekong Integrated Water Resources Program to improve fisheries in the Mekong River basin
16 May 2016 SINGAPORE
In a forum at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy in Singapore earlier this month, Kwanten Polytechnic University Professor Ross Pink offered his insights on key water issues in India and China, as well as other countries in Asia, and looked at innovations around water that can increase the supply...
11 May 2016 PHNOM PENH
The dry months before the monsoon rains arrive are often tough for Cambodian fishermen and farmers. But with rivers drying up and drinking water running out, conditions have rarely been as bad as they are now. Experts fear that the present crisis could become the new normal for Cambodia and its neighbours, which have also been hit hard by record temperatures and a long period of extremely dry weather.
11 Aug 2015 CAN THO
A new waste water treatment plant, the largest of its kind in the Mekong Delta, was put into operation on Saturday in Tra Noc Industrial Park in Can Tho. Construction of the first phase cost nearly US$6.5 million with funding from the State budget (30 per cent); Investment and Development Fund of Can Tho (30 per cent); a loan from Viet Nam Environment Protection Fund (10 per cent); and Can Tho IP Construction JSC's investment.