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  1. 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 ...

  2. Suspect in Mekong killings handed over

    Posted May 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Choi Chi-yuk chiyuk.choi@scmp.com An alleged drug lord accused of ordering the deaths of 13 Chinese sailors on the Mekong River last year was extradited from Laos to China yesterday. Xinhua reported that Naw Kham, who authorities said was in charge of an armed drug-trafficking syndicate, was flown to Beijing on a specially chartered flight from Vientiane, the capital of Laos ...

  3. The rush for hydropower

    Posted Dec 01st 2007, 12:00am by David Fullbrook

    ... in Vientiane have given Chinese, Thai and Vietnamese investors approval to study four large hydroelectric dam projects on the Mekong in Laos. Last year, Laos also let Malaysian developers assess a dam project, while Chinese investors gained approval from Cambodian authorities to study a project there. Thai engineers are examining two more dams on the Thai-Laos border under Bangkok's ...

  4. Chinese cargo ships return to Mekong

    Posted Dec 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to resume navigation on the waterway only after it secured a landmark security co-operation deal with Myanmar, Laos and Thailand. The four countries agreed to jointly patrol the Mekong and provide ... the river. Officials from China, Laos, Myanmar and Thailand reached an agreement in Beijing on October 31 on joint law enforcement and patrols on the Mekong.   ...

  5. Mekong a hot topic at regional summit

    Posted Mar 29th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Choi Chi-yuk in Vientiane and Zhuang Pinghui Premier hopes to strengthen ties but divvying up river likely to stay a sticking point When Premier Wen Jiabao arrives in Laos today ... the Mekong River, called Lancang River on the mainland. China's ambassador to Laos, Pan Guangxue, said yesterday Mr Wen hoped to strengthen regional ties at the summit. Conflict among countries ...

  6. Armed Chinese force set to patrol Mekong

    Posted Nov 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... following the killing of 13 mainland sailors last month. Officials from China, Laos, Myanmar and Thailand reached an agreement in Beijing on October 31 on joint law enforcement and patrols ... with the law enforcement authorities of Laos, Thailand and Myanmar,' he said. Analysts said the operation would allow armed Chinese vessels to enter the waters of the three countries, a move ...

  7. Sinohydro warns it is vulnerable to risk overseas

    Posted Oct 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... destructive dam projects'. She said Sinohydro is currently completing feasibility studies for the Pak Lay dam planned on the Mekong River in Laos. The dam would threaten the Mekong River's ... two 'build, own and transfer' projects, including seven dams worth US$2 billion along the Nam Ou River in Laos. It is drafting a sustainability framework for its global operations, ...

  8. Travellers' checks

    Posted Oct 04th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... In February, the Eastern & Oriental luxury train (www.orient-express.com) will make its first crossing of the Friendship Bridge, which spans the Mekong River, joining Thailand and Laos. The inaugural four-day, three-night journey departs Bangkok on February 23 and takes in the world heritage site of Phimai, the 'new latitude' wineries of Khao Yai, Laos' first railway ...

  9. Washed down the Mekong?

    Posted Jul 21st 2004, 12:00am by Alex Liebman

    ... to healthy, predictable flows of the Mekong. For Thailand, the river is a vital source of water for cities. For Laos, it is a potential source of hydroelectricity for export. Cambodia needs the river ... of which Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam are members- which facilitates co-operation and information exchange on the river. Second, China could give the downstream states a voice on the future ...

  10. Careful planning can avert Mekong disaster

    Posted Dec 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... diversion and rapids-blasting projects in the relatively more developed countries of the region, China, Thailand and Vietnam. Downriver, the poorer states of Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar are dealing ... to correct these mistakes- and governments in the region seem to be aware of this. The just-closed annual meeting of the Mekong River Commission- which includes Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam, ...




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