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  1. “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

  2. Laos Seeks Permission to Build Another Hydropower Dam on the Mekong

    9 Nov 2016- 12:28 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PHNOM PENH, Cambodia The government of Laos has submitted a new request to the Mekong River Commission (MRC) secretariat to construct a dam on the Mekong, the MRC said in a statement this week. The Pak Beng Hyd ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 11/09/2016 - 12:28

  3. Laos Government Orders Factory to Stop Recycling Spent Beer Malt over Pollution Concerns

    17 Oct 2016- 07:38 by Local Press Report VIENTIANE Newsgram The Lao government ordered a factory in the capital that recycles 80 tons of spent beer malt per day to shut down after its owners failed to control pollution from the process. Corporate Risk Pol ...

    Local Press Report - 10/17/2016 - 07:38

  4. Laos Inaugurates Don Sahong Dam Construction

    29 Aug 2016- 07:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent VIENTIANE, Laos Laos has inaugurated construction work on the 260-megawatt Don Sahong hydropower project on the Mekong River this month, Lao news agency KPL reported last week. Laos had announced plans to star ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 08/29/2016 - 07:19

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. Mekong Nations Sign “Sanya Declaration” for Cooperation

    23 Mar 2016- 11:53 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANYA, China China and fellow Mekong riparians on March 23rd signed the “Sanya Declaration,” which aims to set the tone for future cooperation to enhance economic ties and increase security in the region. The ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 03/23/2016 - 11:53

  8. World’s Poor Pay the Most for Water: Report

    23 Mar 2016- 10:38 by OOSKAnews Correspondent 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 ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 03/23/2016 - 10:38

  9. Civil Society Groups Want US, ASEAN to Take Up Issue of Laos’ Don Sahong Dam

    9 Feb 2016- 11:51 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PHNOM PENH, Cambodia Environmental and civil society groups in the lower Mekong region are calling on the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to address Laos’ Don Sahong hydropower project ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 02/09/2016 - 11:51

  10. Mekong Communities Again Raise Concerns About Laos’ Don Sahong Dam

    16 Nov 2015- 11:29 by OOSKAnews Correspondent AN GIANG, Vietnam More than 6,400 residents of Thailand, Vietnam, and Cambodia last week signed a statement expressing their continued concerns about Laos’ planned Don Sahong Dam project on the Mekong River. A ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 11/16/2015 - 11:29

  11. Laos to Inform Neighbors About Start of Don Sahong Dam Construction

    20 Oct 2015- 10:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent VIENTIANE, Laos Laos will send an official delegation to Vietnam and Thailand to inform them that construction is starting on the $720 million USD, 260-megawatt Don Sahong Dam, according to Daovong Phonekeo, d ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 10/20/2015 - 10:19

  12. Cambodian Government Pressured to Prevent Laos Dam Construction

    14 Sep 2015- 10:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PHNOM PENH, Cambodia Cambodian legislators will urge the government to take steps to prevent neighboring Laos from proceeding with its controversial Don Sahong Dam, located on the Mekong River near the border ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 09/21/2015 - 17:56

  13. NGOs Call on Lenders to Admit Problems With Laotian Dam

    3 Apr 2015- 10:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BANGKOK, Thailand A group of NGOs-- including International Rivers, Mekong Watch, CEE Bankwatch, Both ENDS, Focus on the Global South, and NGO Forum on the ADB (Asian development Bank)  -- are calling on intern ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 04/03/2015 - 10:17

  14. US Officials Attend Friends of the Lower Mekong Meeting

    3 Feb 2015- 09:50 by Local Press Report WASHINGTON, DC US Department of State On February 2, Counselor Tom Shannon and Senior Advisor to the Secretary Ambassador David Thorne led a U.S. delegation to the Extraordinary Meeting of the Friends of the Lower M ...

    Local Press Report - 02/03/2015 - 09:50

  15. Cambodia Announces Opposition to Laos’ Mekong Dam

    7 Jan 2015- 10:41 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PHNOM PENH, Cambodia The Cambodian government this week finalized its opposition to Laos’ proposed Don Sahong Dam on the Mekong River. “Everybody strongly opposes the project,” the Phnom Penh Post quoted Fisher ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 01/07/2015 - 10:41

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