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  1. US Secretary Of State Wades Into Mekong

    4 Aug 2019- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PHNOM PENH, Cambodia US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has criticized China's dam-building program on the Mekong River, saying that construction has left the crucial waterway at its lowest level in a decad ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 08/04/2019 - 10:01

  2. Thailand Authorities Address Historically Low Mekong Water Levels

    22 Jul 2019- 07:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BANGKOK, Thailand Thailand's Office of National Water Resources (ONWR) has admitted that the Thai government can not directly mitigate the recent drop in Mekong River water levels, but looked to the resum ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/22/2019 - 07:19

  3. $40 Million USD World Bank Support For Laos Green Growth

    3 Jun 2019- 16:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent 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 fisca ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 06/03/2019 - 16:02

  4. Commission Seeks Durable Solutions To Mekong River Challenges

    25 May 2019- 07:00 by OOSKAnews Info BANGKOK, Thailand The Mekong River Commission (MRC) held its 7th Regional Stakeholder Forum in Bangkok the week of May 20. The multi-stakeholder group focused on the achievements and lessons learned in cooperating on c ...

    OOSKAnews Info - 05/25/2019 - 07:00

  5. Mekong River Commission Declares New Commitment To Flood, Drought Management

    27 Apr 2019- 10:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent VUAN TAU CITY, Viet Nam The Mekong River Commission (MRC) this week announced new measures to address regional flood and drought conditions and set new internal operation and control policies. Of significance ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 04/27/2019 - 10:26

  6. ADB Finances Improvement Of Water Supply, Sanitation In Laos

    18 Sep 2018- 10:38 by OOSKAnews Info MANILA, Philippines The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is to provide additional financing of $30.5 Million USD in grant funding to help the Laos government improve water supply and sanitation. The additional financing wi ...

    OOSKAnews Info - 09/18/2018 - 10:38

  7. “Imperfect” Regulatory Body Has Mekong River Basin’s Interests at Heart

    15 Nov 2016- 07:57 by Local Press Report CHIANG RAI Chiang Rai Times As the  Mekong region faces intensifying challenges from developments needed by its riparian countries including Laos’ latest mega-project, the Pak Beng Dam, the Mekong River Commission ...

    Local Press Report - 11/15/2016 - 07:57

  8. Only 3 Irrawaddy Dolphins Remain in Laos

    7 Nov 2016- 03:19 by Local Press Report VIENTIANE Mizzima The population of Irrawaddy Dolphins in Laos has fallen to just three, bringing into question the species' survival in that country, according to the World Wildlife Fund. Climate Ecosystems Po ...

    Local Press Report - 11/07/2016 - 03:19

  9. Drought, Saline Intrusion, Fish Deaths Cost Vietnam $680 Million

    2 Jun 2016- 10:37 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HANOI, Vietnam Ongoing drought, saltwater intrusion and recent mass fish deaths have cost Vietnam some $680 million USD in agricultural and aquaculture losses, the country’s Department of Agricultural Economics ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 06/02/2016 - 10:37

  10. Chinese Company Signs Contract for Irrigation Project in Laos

    11 May 2016- 08:22 by Local Press Report VIENTIANE The National 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 Bor ...

    Local Press Report - 05/11/2016 - 08:22

  11. UN to Provide $48.5 Million to Help Vietnam Cope With Drought, Saline Incursion

    10 May 2016- 10:50 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam The United Nations has offered assistance to Vietnam in dealing with the effects of severe drought and saline intrusion in the southern and central parts of the country. Following his ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/10/2016 - 16:33

  12. Cambodia’s Hun Sen Calls for Continued Assistance With Drought

    3 May 2016- 11:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PHNOM PENH, Cambodia Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on May 3 rd urged government authorities, the military and charitable organizations to continue providing assistance to those affected by the country’s wors ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/03/2016 - 11:08

  13. Vietnam Appeals for $48.5 Million to Alleviate Food, Water Shortages

    28 Apr 2016- 10:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HANOI, Vietnam The Vietnamese government, the United Nations and partners this week launched an urgent appeal for $48.5 million USD in international aid to alleviate food and water shortages affecting millions ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 04/28/2016 - 10:22

  14. 18 Cambodian Provinces Facing Water Shortages: Official

    27 Apr 2016- 10:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PHNOM PENH, Cambodia Eighteen of Cambodia’s 25 provinces are facing water shortages due to the ongoing drought in Southeast Asia, an official said this week. Among the affected provinces are Kompong Cham, Kand ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 04/27/2016 - 10:45

  15. China to Release More Water From Hydropower Dam for Drought-Stricken Mekong Neighbors

    12 Apr 2016- 10:53 by OOSKAnews Correspondent 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, Lao ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 04/12/2016 - 10:53

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