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  1. News - Asia - LAOS

    Vietnam drops objections to Laos dam on Mekong

    Posted Nov 08th 2012, 06:27pm by Associated Press in Hanoi

    ... Associated Press in Hanoi Vietnam has apparently dropped its objections to a dam that Laos is constructing on the Mekong River, saying on Thursday that the neighbouring country has made ... and diplomats to the site of the proposed dam on Southeast Asia’s mightiest river. Construction of approach roads and support buildings has already begun. Vietnam and Cambodia last year proposed ...

  2. News - Asia - LAOS

    Five senior Lao officials including defence minister killed in plane crash

    Posted May 17th 2014, 02:27pm by APF, AP, Reuters

    ... the Plain of Jars. The province borders northwestern Vietnam. A witness at the crash site said the plane went down near Nadee village, just 2km from the airport. He had heard that three were ...

  3. News - Asia - LAOS

    Experts renew quake fears over Xayaburi dam on Mekong River in Laos

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 10:12pm by Tom Fawthrop

    ... launched the Xayaburi dam project in November 2012, despite protests from the downstream nations of Cambodia and Vietnam, scientists and a host of NGOs. Critics fear the dam's environmental ... aspects of dam design for the ICOLD. Last week the Vietnam Rivers Network, a group of NGOs based in Vietnam, called for the immediate suspension of the Xayaburi dam project, citing risks ...

  4. News - Asia - LAOS

    Bodies of six more Laos air crash victims retrieved from Mekong River

    Posted Oct 20th 2013, 05:39pm by Agence France-Presse in Bangkok

    ... and destinations in China, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. Impoverished Laos, a one-party communist state, has seen 29 fatal air accidents since the 1950s, according to the Aviation Safety Network. In 2010 ... as marginally below global norms. Previously the country’s worst air disaster was in 1954 when 47 people died in an Air Vietnam crash near Pakse, the organisation said. ...

  5. News - Asia - LAOS

    Proposed Laos dam on the Mekong raises ecological fears

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

    ... deputy chairman of their National Mekong Committee, has demanded that Laos stop all construction plans until its neighbours have reviewed the environmental impact. Vietnam has called for a 10-year moratorium on all mainstream dam building. MRC members have been bitterly divided over unilateral damming of the Lower Mekong. Cambodia and Vietnam want independent scientific studies ...

  6. News - Asia - LAOS

    Black box detected at Laos air crash site

    Posted Oct 21st 2013, 04:05pm by Agence France-Presse in Bangkok

    ... people died in an Air Vietnam crash near Pakse. ...

  7. News - Asia - LAOS

    Rescuers search for bodies after deadly Laos plane crash

    Posted Oct 17th 2013, 03:54pm by AFP

    ... by Thai media, people from the United States, Vietnam, Canada and Malaysia were on the flight. ‘Devastating time’ Australia said six of its nationals were feared dead, including a family of four. ... Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. Impoverished Laos, a one-party communist state, has had 29 fatal air accidents since the 1950s, according to the Aviation Safety Network, whose data showed ...

  8. News - Asia - LAOS

    Laos holds “groundbreaking” ceremony for contentious Mekong dam

    Posted Nov 07th 2012, 03:15pm by Reuters in Xayaburi, Laos

    ... of 60 million people in the lower Mekong region, mainly in Cambodia and Vietnam, would be at risk if the dam went ahead, arguing the current design could block the migratory routes of fish ... is in great danger.” Mekong basin countries – Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia as well as Laos – are bound by a treaty to hold inter-governmental consultations before building dams. But none has veto ...

  9. News - Asia - LAOS

    US urges Laos to address mega dam concerns

    Posted Nov 06th 2012, 06:00pm by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington The United States urged caution on Monday on plans by Laos to build a multibillion-dollar dam that has raised environmental concerns from neighbouring nations, saying its impact was still “unknown”. The US$3.8 billion hydroelectric project at Xayaburi, led by Thai group CH Karnchang, has sharply divided the four Mekong nations – Laos, Vietnam ...

  10. News - Asia - LAOS

    Laos to begin construction of US$3.6b hydropower project on Mekong River

    Posted Nov 06th 2012, 12:00am by Bloomberg in Bangkok

    ... to neighbouring countries. Vietnam last year recommended a 10-year delay for all dam projects on the Mekong, which also runs through Myanmar, Thailand and Cambodia from its source in China's Tibetan ...




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