• Mon, 02 Jul 2018 01:00
    Experts from Thailand, China clash over the damming of Mekong
    CHINESE experts who insist that hydropower projects on the Mekong River will benefit all stakeholders met opposition yesterday when a Thai academic argued that locals lose more than they gain since dams impact heavily on every aspect of their lives.
  • Sat, 16 Jun 2018 01:00
    Laos proposes new Mekong power project
    LAOS will undertake a prior consultation with Mekong River Commission (MRC) members over a new Mekong hydropower project, the MRC Secretariat has announced.
  • Sat, 16 Jun 2018 01:00
    Proposed Lao dam ‘a threat to Thailand’
    Critics worry about the impact on northeast from Mekong projects.
  • Wed, 04 Apr 2018 01:00
    Mekong River dams ‘will harm food security’
    Study claims hydropower development will also increase poverty in the region
  • Sat, 10 Mar 2018 01:00
    Lao growth ‘bright in medium term’
    A WORLD BANK economist team has projected that economic growth in Laos will start to recover from 2019 onwards after major hydropower plants begin commercial operation this year.
  • Wed, 21 Feb 2018 01:00
    Myanmar set for nationwide study on key sectors
    MYANMAR has planned to do a strategic environmental assessment (SEA) in some critical areas, following the success of its first nationwide study on the hydropower sector, according to a senior government official.
  • Tue, 20 Feb 2018 12:55
    Hydropower construction 90% complete
    Construction of the Xayaboury run-of-river hydropower project on the Mekong River has been 90 per cent completed with commissioning for commercial operation slated for next year, the project developer informed the nation’s President Bounnhang Vorachit on Friday.
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  • Sat, 27 Jan 2018 01:00
    Laos’ Nam Phay hydropower project officially launched
    THE NAM Phay hydropower project was officially launched after being constructed in about 42 months.
  • Tue, 16 Jan 2018 01:00
    Chiang Rai locals still oppose Lao hydropower dam after meet with Laos officials
    LAOS AUTHORITIES and the developer of the Pak Beng hydropower dam project failed in a meeting yesterday to relieve concerns of local people living along the Mekong River in Thailand about the impacts of a dam now under construction on the river.
  • Tue, 16 Jan 2018 01:00
    CK Power seeks another hydropower deal in Laos
    WITH ITS INITIAL success constructing the Bt150 billion Xayaburi Hydroelectric Power Project in Laos, CK Power Plc is negotiating with the Laos government to build another hydroelectric power projects worth over Bt150 billion. A final deal is expected to be signed by the middle of this year, the company’s managing director, Thanawat Trivisavet, said during a press visit to the Xayaburi project on
  • Wed, 10 Jan 2018 01:00
    Nationwide study on Myanmar’s hydropower
    AS MYANMAR needs more electricity to realise its development goals during the first civilian government’s term, two ministries have been holding a series of discussions until the third week of January to finalise the countrywide strategic environmental assessment (SEA) on hydropower potential by March.
  • Thu, 21 Dec 2017 15:14
    Mekong activists demand international law regulating development projects
    A network of Thai people living along the Mekong River are advocating an international law to protect the environment and human rights regarding international investments in the river basin, as the major lifeline is threatened by multiple projects.
  • Sat, 04 Nov 2017 01:00
    Call for effective management of Mekong amid threats from projects and climate change
    SCHOLARS AND environmental conservationists from Thailand and Vietnam called for better and effective management of the Mekong River as Southeast Asia’s longest river was in danger due to climate change and development projects, notably hydropower dams in its mainstream.
  • Wed, 04 Oct 2017 16:18
    PDI plans investments in two Lao hydropower plants
    Padaeng Industry Public Co Ltd (PDI) plans to further expand its capacity to generate renewable energy by signing a memorandum of understanding to jointly invest in two hydropower plants in Laos with a total capacity of 114 megawatts.
  • Mon, 25 Sep 2017 15:13
    Thai-Lao power station agreement signed
    agreements (PPAs) have been signed with the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) and Electricite Du Laos (EDL).Electricity Generating Plc, or the EGCO Group, has reached a shareholders’ agreement to invest in the Nam Theun 1 hydropower project, while the project’s power purchase
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