New dam on Mekong looms

Representatives from Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam gathered in Vientiane on Thursday to launch a six-month consultation process on what would be the third mainstream hydropower dam in Laos’s Lower Mekong River.   ...

Cristina Maza

Dam problem not discussed by Laos, Cambodia leaders

The controversial Don Sahong hydropower dam was off the agenda again during the second day of talks between Prime Minister Hun Sen and his newly appointed Lao counterpart Thongloun Sisoulith yesterday, despite international calls to halt construction and survey the dam’s environmental impact. ...

Chea Vannak

Calls flow for dam to be canned

Ahead of a national consultation meeting about Laos’s Don Sahong hydropower dam later this week, communities that will be affected by the project have made their opinion clear: suspend the dam. ...

Phak Seangly and Laignee Barron

China dam discharges in Mekong

A large-scale hydropower dam in China began releasing a deluge of water from its overfilling reservoir on Friday, leaving downstream neighbours to fear imminent inundation. ...

Laignee Barron

Dam ‘redesign’ a mystery

Amid a lawsuit and a chorus of dissent, developers of the first lower Mekong mainstream hydropower project, the massive Xayaburi dam, have quietly submitted a long-anticipated, multimillion-dollar redesign plan, the Post has learned. What exactly has been changed about the 1,260-megawatt dam, which environmentalists contend will ...

Laignee Barron

Impact study on dam problem-ridden: WWF

The conservation NGO WWF today slammed developers of the Don Sahong Hydropower project for providing “flawed” and scientifically unsound impact assessments. In an analysis released today, WWF criticised the hydropower project’s Environmental Impact Assessment and Social Impact Assessment, finding both “riddled with problems such as inappropriate ...

Laignee Barron

Cambodia, Vietnam agree to details of cross-border fisheries project

Cambodian and Vietnamese officials agreed Thursday to details of a proposed cross-border project to improve fisheries management between Prey Veng Province and Dong Thap Province in Vietnam. The agreement came during a two-day meeting chaired by So Sophort, deputy secretary general of the Cambodian National Mekong ...

Cambodia, Vietnam Seek Stop to Xayabari Dam Construction

Cambodia and Vietnam will send a letter signed by the prime ministers of both countries to demand that Laos and Thailand halt the construction of a dam on the mainstream Mekong River in Laos, an official from the Cambodian National Mekong Committee said yesterday. The decision ...

Decision on first Mekong dam delayed

The Mekong River Commission (MRC) agreed yesterday to delay a decision on Laos’ proposal to build the first hydropower dam on the Lower Mekong River in order to allow Japan to conduct further environmental impact studies on the dam project. Although Cambodian officials welcomed the outcome, ...

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