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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...
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...
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...
23 May 2016 BANGKOK, Thailand
Despite ongoing drought, Thailand has enough water to meet demand in the industrial sector, Ministry of Industry Dr. Atchaka Sibunruang said this week.Atchaka said that thanks to adequate groundwater sources and water stored in various reservoirs, there had been no reports of water shortages in any of the country’s industrial zones, and all factories were operating as usual...
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...
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...
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...
13 Jan 2016 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 11th, Department of Water Resources head Suphot Tovichakchaikul said that water from the Moei River, on the border with Myanmar, could be diverted into the Bhumibol Dam in Tak province, and water from the Mekong River could be piped to other major dams in the northeast of the country...
13 Nov 2015 JINGHONG
Foreign ministers from the six countries along the Lancang-Mekong river met for the first time to frame a cooperation mechanism. They agreed to launch significant projects to enhance water resources, public health, poverty alleviation and infrastructure.
30 Sep 2015 BANGKOK, Thailand
Thailand’s Cabinet on September 30th allocated $19.8 million USD for two projects to cope with anticipated drought in 2016, government spokesman Major Sansern Kaewkamnerd said.The first project, with a budget of $16.6 million USD, will build 30 “kaem ling” (literally, “monkey cheek”) water retention areas with a combined storage capacity of 12...
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...
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...