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  1. Opponents Warn of Environmental Damage From Laos’ Don Sahong Dam

    5 Dec 2014- 10:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent AN GIANG, Vietnam Laos’s controversial Don Sahong Dam has the potential to cause serious ecological damage to the Mekong Delta, participants heard at a Mekong conference held in Vietnam’s An Giang Province this ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 12/05/2014 - 10:18

  2. International Toilet Festival Highlights Sanitation Issues in Asia

    18 Nov 2014- 10:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW DELHI, India The International Toilet Festival, being held in India this week, will bring together representatives from seven Asian nations-- India, Bhutan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Laos, Vietnam and Afghanistan- ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 11/18/2014 - 10:20

  3. Xayaburi Dam Almost 50 Percent Complete

    5 Nov 2014- 12:06 by Local Press Report VIENTIANE Phnom Penh Post Construction of the Xayaburi dam on the Mekong River in Laos is almost half finished, the developer behind it has said. Prasert Marittanaporn, senior vice president of the construction firm ...

    Local Press Report - 11/05/2014 - 12:14

  4. Laos Wants to Quadruple Hydropower Production

    29 Oct 2014- 10:19 by Local Press Report VIENTIANE Reuters Laos plans to quadruple its hydropower generation capacity from current levels by the end of the decade and step up electricity exports to neighbouring countries, including China, its deputy minis ...

    Local Press Report - 10/29/2014 - 10:19

  5. Laos Dam Threatens Mekong River Dolphins

    28 Oct 2014- 10:30 by Local Press Report PHNOM PENH Phnom Penh Post While deaths of the Mekong River's critically endangered Irrawaddy dolphin have been decreasing for years, government officials and conservationists warned yesterday that Laos’s cont ...

    Local Press Report - 10/28/2014 - 10:30

  6. Opponents of Laotian Dam Ask Malaysian Human Rights Group to Intervene

    21 Oct 2014- 11:21 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PHNOM PENH, Cambodia A coalition of Cambodian, Thai, and US NGOs this week asked the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (SUHAKAM) to intervene and look into the social and environmental impacts of Laos' ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 10/21/2014 - 11:21

  7. Input Period for Laos' Controversial Dam Closing Soon

    13 Oct 2014- 10:30 by Local Press Report PHNOM PENH Phnom Penh Post Very quietly, with no official public announcement, the intergovernmental assessment process for Laos’s contentious Don Sahong dam is almost over before anyone knew it began. In June, Lao ...

    Local Press Report - 10/13/2014 - 10:30

  8. Mekong River Commission Is Essential But Insufficient: Report

    10 Oct 2014- 10:40 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CHIANG RAI, Thailand The Mekong River Commission (MRC), an intergovernmental body created by Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam in 1995 to promote cooperation and equitable use of the Mekong River, is “essen ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 10/10/2014 - 10:40

  9. USAID, NASA to Use Satellite Imagery in Lower Mekong Region

    6 Oct 2014- 10:35 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The US Agency for International Development (USAID) and the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) on October 6th announced a five-year project that will use satel ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 10/06/2014 - 10:35

  10. Xylem to Provide Pumps for Laos' Xayaburi Dam

    21 Aug 2014- 10:24 by OOSKAnews Correspondent 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, t ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 08/21/2014 - 10:24

  11. Laos Stops Construction Work on Don Sahong Dam

    20 Aug 2014- 10:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PHNOM PENH, Cambodia Laos has halted construction of the $720 million USD, 260-megawatt Don Sahong hydropower project along the lower Mekong River, complying with requests from other Lower Mekong nations, newl ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 08/20/2014 - 12:17

  12. Lower Mekong Countries Launch New Initiative for Security, Sustainability

    11 Aug 2014- 10:24 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAY PYI TAW, Myanmar During a meeting in Myanmar on August 9th, foreign ministers of the Lower Mekong Iitiative (LMI) countries-- Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam-- announced the formation of a ne ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 08/11/2014 - 10:24

  13. Laos' Rice Production Affected by Drought

    2 Jul 2014- 10:07 by Local Press Report VIENTIANE Global Post Late wet season rain has raised concerns over rice production in several Lao provinces, according to state-run daily Vientiane Times on Tuesday. According to the Ministry of Agriculture and For ...

    Local Press Report - 07/02/2014 - 10:07

  14. Laos Says It Will Consider Modifications to Don Sahong Dam Project

    30 Jun 2014- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BANGKOK, Thailand The Laotian government agreed last week to consider project modifications from its downstream neighbors for its $720 million USD, 260-megawatt Don Sahong hydropower dam on the Mekong River. L ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 06/30/2014 - 10:05

  15. Thailand Presses Laos on Don Sahong Project

    26 Jun 2014- 10:33 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BANGKOK, Thailand The Thai government this week called on neighboring Laos to follow the Mekong River Commission’s (MRC) consultation process before constructing the 265-megawatt Don Sahong hydropower dam on t ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 06/26/2014 - 10:33

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