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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. 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. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. Cambodian Activist Brothers Say River Water Near Laos’ Don Sahong Dam Is Contaminated

    27 Jan 2016- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PHNOM PENH, Cambodia Two Cambodian activists who were detained this week while photographing construction work at the site of Laos’ Don Sahong Dam said river water in the region is contaminated. Brothers Chum ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 01/27/2016 - 10:01

  9. Cambodian Activists Detained While Photographing Laos’ Don Sahong Dam

    25 Jan 2016- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PHNOM PENH, Cambodia Two Cambodian activists were briefly detained by authorities in Laos over the weekend while photographing construction of Laos' Don Sahong Dam, which is being built near the border be ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 01/25/2016 - 10:03

  10. 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

  11. Cambodian Foreign Minister Calls on Laos to Conduct Further Studies on Contentious Don Sahong Dam

    7 Oct 2015- 10:25 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PHNOM PENH, Cambodia Cambodian Foreign Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Hor Namhong on October 6th urged Laos to carry out further studies on the environmental impacts of the $720 million USD, 260-megawatt Do ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 10/07/2015 - 10:25

  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. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

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