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  1. News - Asia - LAOS

    Proposed Laos dam on the Mekong raises ecological fears

    Posted Nov 22nd 2013, 12:39pm by Tom Fawthrop

    ... Tom Fawthrop in Chiangmai Turbulence over laos dam plan Nineteenth-century Mekong explorers marvelled at the wetlands of Siphandone in southern Laos, a district of spectacular waterfalls, swirling rapids, steep narrow gorges and myriad islets. Beyond the rapids, a colony of rare Irrawaddy Dolphins still frolic near the Cambodia border. The dam would cause serious nutritional ...

  2. News - Asia - ENVIRONMENT

    In Borneo jungle, natives stand up against Malaysian dams

    Posted Nov 27th 2013, 02:20pm by AFP

    ... surveyors and road-builders at the site of a proposed dam. They now man two blockades on roads into the remote region, the latest front in a battle against a colossal plan to convert Malaysia’s ... piercing. Occupying northern Borneo island, much of Sarawak is a jungle landscape crossed by untamed rivers. State authorities are pushing plans to build as many as a dozen hydroelectric dams ...

  3. News - Asia - MALAYSIA

    Malaysian tribes protest Borneo mega-dam

    Posted Oct 24th 2013, 03:24pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Kuala Lumpur Hundreds of Malaysian tribespeople blockaded the construction site of a new dam on Thursday that is set to force them from their homes in Sarawak on the island of Borneo, activists said. The Baram dam is the latest in a series of controversial hydroelectric mega-dams planned by the Sarawak government as it pushes economic development in one ...

  4. News - China - THREE GORGES DAM

    Financial irregularities of Three Gorges Dam project total 7.9b yuan

    Posted Jun 08th 2013, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... to the Three Gorges Dam project, including around 279 million yuan in funds intended for relocating residents. The auditor also said construction mismanagement had led to an extra investment of 808 ... concerning compensation for migrants, geological disaster prevention and ecological protection in reservoir areas. "The infrastructure and public services of the Three Gorges Dam is flawed, ...

  5. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China's hydropower expansion plans defy lessons of Three Gorges Dam

    Posted Jun 04th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing Hydropower plans defy Three Gorges lessons A decade after China began filling the Three Gorges Dam, concerns about the project's environmental and human cost endure even as the country prepares a huge hydropower expansion. More than 1.2 million people were displaced as the water in the dam, which started accumulating 10 years ago ...

  6. News - China - INFRASTRUCTURE

    Water officials go online to expose shoddy work on dam in eastern Guangdong

    Posted May 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... claim shoddy work makes key dam 'dangerous' Three water-resources officials in eastern Guangdong have exposed shoddy construction at a key embankment dam project that has seen seven ... million) in damages. Zhao has been beaten up and offered bribes. Many have wanted us to cave in Zhao described the unfinished embankment dam on the Rong River as a classic "tofu" project, ...

  7. News - Asia - ENVIRONMENT

    Controversial Mekong dam could devastate local population

    Posted Sep 13th 2013, 12:00am by Tom Fawthrop

    ... Tom Fawthrop in Xayaburi, Laos Concerns again raised that the controversial Xayaburi dam on the Mekong River will threaten the livelihoods of tens of millions Mekong dam could devastate local life Environmentalists are again raising concerns about the controversial Xayaburi dam on the Mekong River, saying efforts to make the project in Laos more "fish friendly" ...


    Chinese dam concerns raise fears of future water conflict

    Posted Sep 05th 2013, 12:00am by KIM WALL

    ... Kim Wall Beijing's coyness over hydro plans for Tibet's Yarlung Zangbo sparks mistrust from India over downstream impact on Brahmaputra Dam concerns raise fears of future water conflict The sensitive issue of water sharing between China and India is again under the spotlight. India raised its longstanding concerns about Chinese dam construction on rivers that start ...

  9. Business - China Business - INFRASTRUCTURE

    State-backed Chinese firm Gezhouba to help build dams in Argentina

    Posted Aug 24th 2013, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com Gezhouba to build dams in Argentina State-controlled dam builder China Gezhouba Group will join forces with Argentine firms to build dams in Argentina worth US$4 billion, the Shanghai-listed firm said yesterday. Gezhouba and two Argentine firms, Electroingenieria and Hidrocuyo, will build two dams in the southern province of Santa Cruz. ...

  10. News - China - ENERGY

    Chinese envoy says momentum good to restart Myitsone dam

    Posted Aug 15th 2013, 12:00am by KIM WALL

    ... Kim Wall kim.wall@scmp.com Ambassador to Myanmar Yang Houlan says momentum is still good to complete the Myitsone dam, called off after local protests Beijing seeks restart of dam Beijing is seeking to restart construction of the stalled Myitsone dam on the Irrawaddy river, a Myanmese newspaper quoted ambassador Yang Houlan as saying. But China would only proceed with government ...




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