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  1. $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

  2. 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

  3. Xayaburi Dam: 'Testing Ground for Untried Technologies'

    18 Nov 2016- 01:37 by Local Press Report VIENTIANE Channel News Asia In 2019, the first dam on the Lower Mekong will be completed. Environmentalists fear it will threaten fisheries and communities, but the Lao government says the concerns are exaggerated. ...

    Local Press Report - 11/18/2016 - 01:37

  4. “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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. Laos Bans Mining Projects in Polluted Province

    28 Jun 2016- 09:07 by Local Press Report VIENTIANE Radio Free Asia Lao prime minister Thongloun Sisoulith has ordered officials in a heavily-polluted southern province of the country to reject proposals for new mining projects in their area, citing severe ...

    Local Press Report - 06/28/2016 - 09:16

  8. United Nations Human Rights Council to Discuss Don Sahong Dam

    15 Jun 2016- 10:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent 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 th ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 06/15/2016 - 10:22

  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. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. Concerns Growing in Laos Over Pollution From Chinese Banana Plantations

    15 Apr 2016- 08:26 by Local Press Report VIENTIANE Radio Free Asia For the people in the tiny Lao villages that dot the mountains in the land-locked country’s northwestern border, the banana looked like a savior. Demand for bananas in neighboring China wa ...

    Local Press Report - 04/15/2016 - 08:27

  14. 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

  15. Drought, Saline Intrusion Threaten Vietnam’s Economy

    29 Mar 2016- 10:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HANOI, Vietnam Vietnam’s economy has been hard hit by drought and saline intrusion, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Cao Duc Phat told a cabinet meeting on March 26th. The country’s economic growt ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 03/29/2016 - 10:19