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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Laos may need incentive to stop building Mekong dam

    Posted Jan 28th 2013, 12:00am by David Fullbrook

    ... David Fullbrook David Fullbrook says when words fail, incentives might persuade Laos to abandon its dam plan Mekong's natural riches are worth paying for Doing business in agriculture ... and the yield is good. Those days, however, are coming to an end. Laos is building the Xayaburi hydroelectric dam to block the Mekong, despite promising its neighbours that share the river it would not. ...

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    Laos risking decades of co-operation with Mekong dam project

    Posted Nov 17th 2012, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Laos risking all with dam project Agreement between Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam on shared use of the Mekong River has long been hailed by the United Nations ... But self-interest has got the better of the Lao government, which has ignored pacts, its neighbours and environmentalists to break ground for a hydroelectric dam. At a stroke, it has eroded all that has ...

  3. Sinohydro in US$2b deal to build dams in Laos

    Posted Apr 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... is the first time a Chinese company has gained the development rights to an entire river in Laos,' it said. The seven dams will have a total installed capacity of 1,156 megawatts and generate 5 billion kilowatt-hours per year, Sinohydro said. The electricity will be sold to Laos' state electricity company. '[The hydroelectric plants] will not only supply electricity to Laos ...

  4. 65m plastic notes available today

    Posted Jan 14th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong A total of 65 million plastic HK$10 banknotes will be available to the public from today for lai see packets this Lunar New Year. 'For the new banknotes issued this year, 50 million of them are newly printed, whilst the other 15 million a ...

  5. Runaway gibbon captured safely

    Posted Oct 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... was returned to the zoo uninjured. The gibbon species is native to Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos, where their populations have dropped over past decades. ...

  6. Plea over Mekong River dams falls on deaf ears

    Posted Oct 26th 2009, 12:00am by Bryony Taylor

    ... requests for further meetings to discuss the issue from the NGO coalition, Save the Mekong. But five member states- Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos, the Philippines and Singapore- did not send ... officials, utterly meaningless,' a forum statement said. Save the Mekong had aimed to discuss the environmental impact of the 11 dams- two in Cambodia, seven in Laos and two in Thailand- through ...

  7. Urban planning guide published to allay transparency fears

    Posted Apr 10th 2009, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... for 'comprehensive development' rather than just gaming under the guidelines revealed yesterday. Lao Iong, head of the urban planning department of the Land, Public Works and Transport Bureau, said more ... and public works, was sentenced in January last year to 27 years in jail for graft. The government is launching a consultation campaign to seek public feedback on planning rules. Mr Lao said ...

  8. Bird-flu precautions worth the cost

    Posted Mar 08th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of Lao Qiliang, 32, was that he was apparently infected after visiting wet markets in Guangzhou, where there was no sign of sick birds. As mainland and local experts have pointed out, Lao ... for sale at wet markets. The effectiveness of these measures should now be called into question as Lao has died despite no outbreak of bird flu being reported in the province. Under ...

  9. York Chow warns of total chicken ban

    Posted Mar 08th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... how strong or weak he is,' she said. Guangdong Governor Huang Huahua also said the death of 32-year-old Guangzhou man Lao Qiliang last week was just a 'random individual case'. Yu Yedong, head of the Guangdong agriculture department's animal inspection and quarantine administration, said tests on five types of birds in 12 markets frequented by Lao had shown ...

  10. State firm buys into Thai mine

    Posted Nov 17th 2003, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... in deposits, mostly in Qinghai province. Yunnan province recently began joint exploration with Laos to exploit sylvite resources in the Vientiane Basin, where drilling has commenced at 16 sites. Yunnan has sent geologists to conduct on-site surveys. In November 2000, China and Laos agreed to develop sylvite sites together. ...




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