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Cambodia, Laos to sign 2,400-MW power deal

Cambodia and Laos will sign a power deal next week during the state visit of the Laotian prime minister. Through next week’s agreement, the Kingdom will buy 2,400 megawatts from neighbouring Laos. Next week’s deal will be discussed at the Council of Ministers tomorrow, according ...

Chea Vannak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50641688/cambodia-laos-to-sign-2400-mw-power-deal/

Police detain six illegal loggers from Laos

Stung Treng provincial police have detained six illegal loggers from Laos who were caught crossing in the province on Friday. Provincial police chief Major General Mao Dara yesterday said that the six men are awaiting repatriation to Laos under an agreement between the countries on ...

Pav Suy
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50534075/police-detain-six-illegal-loggers-from-laos/

Laos to reduce border tensions

Cambodia and Laos agreed to de-escalate tensions along the border in Stung Treng province during a meeting at the World Economic Forum, a government official attached to Prime Minister Hun Sen said yesterday.​ ...

Ven Rathavong
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50533297/laos-to-reduce-border-tensions/

Thailand seeks formation of cassava bloc

Thailand wants to form a coalition with Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam, all cassava-producing nations, to guarantee a stable price for the commodity and avoid future price wars, according to an article published yesterday in the Bangkok Post. ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50503128/thailand-seeks-formation-of-cassava-bloc/

Researcher says Laos planning court case over disputed border

A senior scholar tasked with researching the borders said yesterday that Laos plans to file a lawsuit against Cambodia to the International Court of Justice over a border dispute in Stung Treng province. ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50494985/researcher-says-laos-planning-court-case-over-disputed-border/

Agreement with Laos to import electricity

Electricite du Cambodge has signed an agreement with Laos to import 115 kilowatts of electricity from Laos to Preah Vihear province, and on to Kampong Thom and Oddar Meanchey provinces. ...

Mom Sophon
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5097268/agreement-laos-import-electricity/

Cambodia, Laos to set up border committee

Cambodia and Laos have agreed to create a joint committee to solve a long-running border dispute between the two countries, officials announced yesterday. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cambodia-laos-set-border-committee

Cambodia, Laos to seek French help on border

Cambodia’s foreign affairs minister and his Laotian counterpart will hold a two-day meeting in Phnom Penh this week to draft a letter to France requesting detailed maps to resolve a border dispute that flared up last month. ...

Phak Seangly
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cambodia-laos-seek-french-help-border

PM creates brigade after Laos row

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday visited troops in Stung Treng province along the border with Laos, where he announced the creation of a new brigade following tensions between the countries. ...

Mom Sophon
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5078547/pm-creates-brigade-laos-row/

Laos withdraws troops after Hun Sen ultimatum

Lao troops occupying territory south of the Sekong River withdrew on Saturday after Prime Minister Hun Sen gave them a six-day deadline to leave and dispatched two military brigades and members of his personal Bodyguard Unit to the border. ...

Phak Seangly and Shaun Turton
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/laos-withdraws-troops-after-hun-sen-ultimatum

Prime Minister gives Laos troops 6 days to leave border area

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Friday said troops from neighboring Laos that entered the country in April near a patch of border area must retreat by Wednesday. ...

Chhorn Phearun
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/breakingnews/prime-minister-gives-laos-troops-6-days-leave-border-area-133547/

Troubled road project along Cambodia-Laos border rolls on

Work by military engineers on a contentious road skirting Cambodia’s border with Laos – which has prompted a military stand-off in the area – has quietly resumed, local officials say, even as run-ins between Cambodian and Lao military patrols in the disputed area have further ...

Shaun Turton and Mech Dara
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/troubled-road-project-along-cambodia-laos-border-rolls

Laos-Cambodia border closed over tensions

In the latest flare up in tensions between the two countries, Lao authorities temporarily shut a border crossing with Cambodia and dispatched more troops to an undemarcated area on the northern border after Cambodian authorities began renovating an old French border outpost. ...

Mech Dara
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/laos-cambodia-border-closed-over-tensions

Work picking up at Don Sahong dam site

Despite protests from its neighbours and the international community, construction is ramping up at the proposed Don Sahong dam site in southern Laos, according to Cambodians living near the border. Vanna, 34, said activity spiked last Thursday at the site, less than 2 kilometres north ...

Phak Seangly
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/work-picking-don-sahong-dam-site

New air route aims to cut travel times, fuel costs

Cambodia will use a new air route for flights to Laos, Thailand and Vietnam that will reduce fuel costs and provide a more direct route to these countries reducing air time for these flights, according to the State Secretariat for Civil Aviation. ...

Chan Muyhong
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/new-air-route-aims-cut-travel-times-fuel-costs

Laos president to visit Cambodia next week

Laos President Choummaly Sayasone will pay a state visit to Cambodia on Feb. 26 and 27 to further promote bilateral ties and cooperation, a news statement from the Cambodian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on said on Friday. ...

Xinhuanet News Staff
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2015-02/20/c_134008314.htm

Laos dam ‘elephant in room’

Conservation groups have called on Prime Minister Hun Sen to address “the elephant in the room” and lobby Laos’ president to postpone his country’s controversial Don Sahong dam project when the leaders meet later this week. Arriving on Thursday, Laotian Head of State Choummaly Sayasone will ...

Vong Sokheng and Shaun Turton
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/laos-dam-elephant-room

Hasty hydropower critiqued

Less than a week after Laos declared its “sovereign right” to develop hydropower regardless of neighbouring countries’ objections, the Lower Mekong Initiative (LMI) gathered an “extraordinary meeting” to stress the importance of sustainable waterways. During the two-day discussions in Pakse, Laos which concluded yesterday, the US ...

Laignee Barron
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/hasty-hydropower-critiqued

Talking timelines: To Laos, dam is foregone conclusion

Just before the regional consultation period for Laos’ Don Sahong dam comes to a head at a final meeting in Vietnam on Sunday, Laos government officials are already espousing plans and timelines for the project’s completion. ...

Laignee Barron
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/talking-timelines-laos-dam-foregone-conclusion

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