SMC objects to Don Sahong Dam prior-consultation process

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VietnamNet English 1 month(s) ago

SMC objects to Don Sahong Dam prior-consultation process

VietNamNet Bridge – The Save the Mekong Coalition (SMC) has written to the Prime Ministers of Laos, Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam voicing concerns over the Prior Consultation for Don Sahong Dam project recently submitted by the Lao government.

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Mekong River at risk as Laos forges ahead with dam-building spree

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Báo Thanh Niên English 7 month(s) ago

Mekong River at risk as Laos forges ahead with dam-building spree

The Challenge Program on Water and Food- (CPWF) Mekong dams database provides the locations of every known commissioned, under-construction and planned dam in the Mekong River Basin

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Hydropower dam poses irreparable damage in Mekong River ecosystems

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SaiGon GP English 7 month(s) ago

Hydropower dam poses irreparable damage in Mekong River ecosystems

Construction of hydropower dams in the Mekong River may cause irreparable damage to ecosystems and push 100,000 people in poverty, said Ame Trandem from the International Rivers Network.

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Environmental groups oppose controversial Laos dam on eve of regional summit

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Báo Thanh Niên English 7 month(s) ago

Environmental groups oppose controversial Laos dam on eve of regional summit

A road built as part of a project to build the controversial Xayaburi hydropower dam in Laos

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Laos pushes ahead with Mekong dam without consulting neighbours

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Báo Thanh Niên English 14 month(s) ago

Laos pushes ahead with Mekong dam without consulting neighbours

Laos is to forge ahead with a second hydro power dam on the Mekong river, side-stepping its commitment to consult its downstream neighbours before starting work.

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National meeting responds to World Water Day

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Báo điện tử CP English 21 month(s) ago 3 related news

National meeting responds to World Water Day

VGP - A national meeting was held in Can Tho City on March 21 in response to the World Water Day 2013 with the presence of Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung.

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National meeting responds to World Water Day

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Hanoi Times English 21 month(s) ago 2 related news

The Hanoitimes - A national meeting was held in Can Tho City o­n March 21 in response to the World Water Day 2013 with the presence of Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung.

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Diplomacy be damned

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Báo Thanh Niên English 30 month(s) ago

Diplomacy be damned

Work proceeds on the controversial Xayaburi dam as Thai contractor ignores agreement to suspend construction

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Laos vows to address Mekong dam fears

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SaiGon GP English 30 month(s) ago

Laos vows to address Mekong dam fears

Laos has pledged to stall construction of a controversial multi-billion dollar dam on the Mekong river until all its neighbours' environmental concerns have been answered, state media said Friday.
Location of Xayaburi dam

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Cambodian villagers protest controversial Laos dam

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Báo Thanh Niên English 30 month(s) ago

Cambodian villagers demonstrated on Friday against a controversial Lao hydropower dam that activists say is being built in defiance of an agreement to assess its potentially damaging impact on millions of people first.

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Last word not heard on Mekong dams yet

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Báo Thanh Niên English 37 month(s) ago

Last word not heard on Mekong dams yet

Laos’s decision to delay the Xayaburi dam does nothing to assuage fears since it may yet be revived while China is on a dam-building blitz

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Laos urged to stick with dam suspension

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Báo Thanh Niên English 40 month(s) ago

Laos urged to stick with dam suspension

Land-locked neighbor reveals plans to start construction of controversial dam months before regional meeting decides on the issue

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Cambodia should steer clear of Laos’ dammed path

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VietStock FI English 43 month(s) ago

News that Laos is set to move ahead with construction of the controversial Xayaburi Dam without further agreed consultation with the rest of the Mekong region threatens to destroy hydropower cooperation. But that doesn’t mean that Cambodia should follow a similarly irresponsible route that threatens environmental and socio-economic damage.

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Appreciation for newspaper coverage on key issues affecting the Mekong River

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Báo Thanh Niên English 44 month(s) ago

On behalf of International Rivers, I would like to sincerely thank Thanh Nien Newspaper for the extensive reporting and coverage given to the proposed Xayaburi Dam on the Mekong River’s mainstream.

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Sold down the river

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Báo Thanh Niên English 45 month(s) ago

Sold down the river

One of the Xayaburi Dam’s most vocal critics says Laos’s ‘green energy’ claim is spurious

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