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Vietnam asks Laos to review impacts of hydropower dam

Viet Nam has urged Laos to continue its research on the environmental impacts of the planned Xayaburi Dam on the Mekong River. Vietnamese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Luong Thanh Nghi made the statement at a regular press briefing in Ha Noi yesterday when answering a question ...

http://www.thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/detail/1?page=13&token=OWVjODM0Y2U1ZWE2Y2UyMGNhN2YyOGFkNTU1NDkx

Chorus of complaints greet Xayaburi plans

The US yesterday criticised Laos for announcing it will begin building the 1,285-megawatt Xayaburi dam on the Mekong River today without studying its potential effects on Cambodia and Vietnam. A spokesperson from the US State Department in Washington said the government was concerned construction of the ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012110759623/National-news/chorus-of-complaints-greet-xayaburi-plans.html

Thai flood: thousands may evacuate in Northwestern Cambodia

Due to rising water level in Thailand’s reservoirs caused by heavy rainfall, the Thai government announced the opening of a dam in Sa Kaeo province, located about 20 km from the Cambodian border. This decision will potentially affect 10,000 Cambodian families in Poipet, Serei Sophorn ...

http://www.etmcambodia.com/viewlatestnews.php?newsid=92

Xayaburi dam project proceeds as protest grows

In Laos, the construction of controversial hydroelectric dam in Xayaburi province is under way, despite disagreement from its neighbors, Cambodia and Vietnam. The Xayaburi dam project started when the Laotian government and Thailand’s giant construction company, Ch Karnchang Pcl, signed a Memorandum of Understanding in ...

http://www.dw.de/dw/article/0,,16203873,00.html

Work restarts at Xayaburi dam in Laos -project leader

Work has resumed on a controversial $3.5 billion dam across the Mekong River in Laos, its Thai developer said on Thursday, contradicting Laotian assurances it had been suspended following protests over its environmental impact. Laos agreed in December to suspend the Xayaburi dam project and said ...

http://uk.reuters.com/article/2012/08/16/thailand-laos-xayaburi-idUKL4E8JG0Y420120816

World Bank raps dam study firm

The World Bank has blacklisted an arm of the company that carried out a much-criticised study into the Xayaburi hydro dam project, it has confirmed. According to the bank’s website, Pöyry Management Consulting Oy Finland has been banned from conducting business with the bank for three ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012072057536/National-news/world-bank-raps-dam-study-firm.html

Xayaburi dam construction to proceed

The Laos government will continue to allow what it has dubbed “preparatory work” on the controversial Xayaburi dam, including the resettlement of villagers, despite promising to suspend the project at last week’s ASEAN Regional Forum, according to a media report in Laos. ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012071757463/National-news/xayaburi-dam-construction-to-proceed.html

Laos Postpones controversial development project of Xayaburi dam: Lao Foreign Minister said

Lao Foreign Minister Dr. Thongloun Sisoulith said on Friday that Laos has postponed the controversial development project of Xayaburi Dam Cambodia and Vietnam expressed their shared concerns about the construction project of the dam, which could damage and affect the environment, natural resources, and living condition of the people at the lower countries. ...

http://thesoutheastasiaweekly.com/

Yingluck vows to halt Xayaburi

The Thai company set to build Laos’s Xayaburi hydropower dam will not begin construction until a study determines the dam’s environmental effects on the Mekong River, Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said on Friday. Yingluck reaffirmed her commitment to the study, which Mekong River Commission countries ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012071657443/National-news/yingluck-vows-to-halt-xayaburi.html

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 ...

Over 300 Cambodian protesters demand Laos to halt construction of Xayaburi dam

Over 300 Buddhist monks and Cambodian residents who live along Mekong River in Kampong Cham province, about 120km from Phnom Penh, gathered in the provincial town to demand for Laos to halt the construction of Xayaburi dam. “We want the Lao government to stop the construction of Xayaburi dam because it will affect the ...

http://thesoutheastasiaweekly.com/

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