• Fri, 21 Sep 2018 06:05
    Assessment reports of Pak Lay and Pak Beng dam found to be identical
    Plagiarism has been detected in the Transboundary Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (TBESIA) as well as Cumulative Impact Assessment (CIA) of the proposed Pak Lay Dam project in Laos.
    national
  • Fri, 09 Jun 2017 10:56
    Laos provides clarifications on Mekong dam to river commission
    The Lao government on Thursday provided clarifications and further information on major concerns about its Pak Beng dam.
    Breaking News
  • Fri, 09 Jun 2017 01:00
    Why Thai communities are defending their rights to the Mekong River in court
    Yesterday, representatives of the Chiang Khong Conservation Group and communities living along the Mekong River in Thailand filed a lawsuit in the Administrative Court over the proposed Pak Beng Dam upstream in Laos. 
    opinion
  • Fri, 09 Jun 2017 01:00
    State agencies face legal dispute over Pak Beng dam
    CITIZENS from eight Thai provinces along the Mekong River are suing state agencies because they claim there was inadequate public participation in planning for the Pak Beng hydropower dam, which is being built by Laos.
    national
  • Thu, 18 May 2017 12:04
    Thais offer final verdict on Lao dam
    The level of public participation in planning for the Pak Beng Dam that Laos wants to build on the Mekong River was among concerns raised at a meeting on Thursday. 
    national
  • Tue, 14 Feb 2017 01:00
    Striking a balance between conservation and development at the heart of Mekong struggle
    DEPENDING on who you speak to, there are naturally differing perspectives in regard to the future of the Mekong River, as most people living along the river look for a sustainable future through conservation of the existing ecosystem, while governments seek balanced resource usage and benefit-sharing arrived at via diplomacy and negotiation.
    national
  • Mon, 30 Jan 2017 01:00
    Drowning out traditions
    Despite little consultation, Laos and China forge ahead with the construction of the Pak Beng dam in Northwest Laos
    lifestyle
  • Mon, 14 Nov 2016 01:00
    Commission chief insists ‘imperfect’ body has river basin’s interests at heart
    AS THE Mekong region faces intensifying challenges from developments needed by its riparian countries including Laos’ latest mega-project, the Pak Beng Dam, the Mekong River Commission (MRC) insists that it is still the best institutional arrangement to ensure sustainable development for the basin.
    national
  • Mon, 14 Nov 2016 01:00
    Commission chief insists ‘imperfect’ regulatory body has river basin’s interests at heart
    AS THE Mekong region faces intensifying challenges from developments needed by its riparian countries including Laos’ latest mega-project, the Pak Beng Dam, the Mekong River Commission (MRC) insists that it is still the best institutional arrangement to ensure sustainable development for the basin.
    national
  • Fri, 11 Nov 2016 18:22
    Mekong body to scrutinise Pak Beng dam
    THE LAOS government has informed the Mekong River Commission (MRC) that it will proceed with the planned development of a new Mekong hydropower project in Pak Beng district, Oudomxay province.
    ASEAN+
  • Mon, 25 Jul 2016 01:00
    Bangkok admits inability to regulate new Lao dam
    THE WATER Resources Department has admitted it is beyond the Thai government’s power to challenge the Pak Beng Dam project in Laos and the only way to review the project is through the Mekong River Commission (MRC).
    national
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