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  1. News - Asia - LAOS

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

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

    ... fears at Laos dam Earthquake experts have renewed concerns about the potential for a seismic disaster hitting the massive Xayaburi dam, which is well under construction on the Mekong River ... of Cambodia's National Mekong Committee, said: "An independent and specialised research team must assess the risk of earthquakes and dam safety." The Mekong River Commission, an advisory body ...

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

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

    ... Agence France-Presse in Bangkok Search teams have pulled six more bodies of air crash victims from the Mekong River in Laos, the national carrier said on Sunday, taking the number of corpses recovered to 38. In the nation’s worst known air disaster, all passengers and crew on the Lao Airlines turboprop ATR-72 died after the plane plunged into the river in bad weather ...

  3. News - Asia - LAOS

    Bodies pulled from Mekong River

    Posted Oct 17th 2013, 10:47pm by AFP

    ... Associated Press in Pakse Salvage teams still searching for sunken plane in wake of crash that killed all 49 on board Bodies pulled from Mekong River Rescuers in fishing boats pulled bodies from the muddy Mekong River yesterday, as salvage teams struggled to locate a plane that crashed in stormy weather, killing 49 people from 11 countries. Backpacks, two broken propellers ...

  4. News - Asia - LAOS

    Black box detected at Laos air crash site

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

    ... box recorder of a Lao Airlines plane which plunged into the Mekong River killing all 49 people on board, officials said on Monday. The airline said the bodies of 43 of the victims had been recovered from the swollen river in Laos, some many kilometres downstream from the crash site. The turboprop ATR-72 went down in stormy weather last Wednesday near Pakse airport in Champasak ...

  5. News - Asia - LAOS

    Proposed Laos dam on the Mekong raises ecological fears

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

    ... of a hydro-electric dam recently announced by Laos, only a few kilometres from the renowned Khone Waterfall, a major tourist attraction. The communist government notified the Mekong River Commission [MRC] ...

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

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

    ... this week on a US$3.6-billion hydropower dam on the Mekong River that was delayed for 18 months amid opposition from downstream countries and activists. The groundbreaking ceremony will take place ... project. "The Mekong River has reached a crisis point with plans to construct the Xayaburi Dam and a cascade of 11 dams rapidly moving forward," International Rivers, a US- based ...

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    Rescuers search for bodies after deadly Laos plane crash

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

    ... River during stormy weather. Seven French citizens, six Australians and five Thais were among those thought to have been killed when the turboprop ATR-72 came down on Wednesday near Pakse airport in Champasak province. Debris was seen floating in the river at the scene of the disaster, while suitcases were wedged in mud on the riverbank. Around a dozen rescuers were using a crane ...

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    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 ...

  9. News - Asia - LAOS

    Laos holds “groundbreaking” ceremony for contentious Mekong dam

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

    ... Reuters in Xayaburi, Laos Laos held a “groundbreaking” ceremony on Wednesday for a US$3.5 billion hydropower dam on the Mekong River that is opposed by environmentalists and some ... construction had taken place, including access roads and work on the riverbanks, but nothing appeared to have been built on the river itself. In an interview on October 22, Laos’ minister of energy ...

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    US urges Laos to address mega dam concerns

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

    ... Cambodia and Thailand – who rely on the river system for fish and irrigation. “Our own experience has made us acutely aware of the economic, social and environmental impacts that large ... stakeholders to voice their concerns through the Mekong River Commission, whose Mekong nation members have not reached consensus on whether the project should proceed. The mooted 1,260 megawatt dam, ...



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