• Fri, 14 Sep 2018 08:46
    Development of hydropower 'must be safe', PM tells World Economic Forum
    Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith told the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Hanoi, Vietnam, on Wednesday that the development of hydroelectricity dams in Laos must be safe and environmentally friendly.
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  • Mon, 10 Sep 2018 07:52
    Lao PM holds up Nam Theun 2 dam as successful hydro model
    The government views the Nam Theun 2 hydropower project in Khammuan province as a successful model as it seeks to strengthen the country's electricity generation policy, according to Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith. 
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  • Sat, 18 Aug 2018 01:00
    SPECIAL REPORT: Don’t make dam business solely about profits, say advocates
    Last month’s dam collapse at the Xe-Pian Xe-Namnoy hydropower project in Laos’ Attapeu province has so far claimed 35 lives, with 99 missing and thousands displaced.
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  • Fri, 10 Aug 2018 19:20
    Mekong Commission starts Laos new-dam consult same week as govt announces freeze
    The Mekong River Commission (MRC) has kicked off a consultation process on Laos’s latest proposed hydropower project on the mainstream of the river even though the government in Vientiane last week announced a review of dams after the recent disaster.
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  • Fri, 10 Aug 2018 01:00
    Laos urged to abandon ‘Battery of Asia’ plan
    Hydropower projects ruining Mekong, culture and causing deaths, meeting told.
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  • Wed, 08 Aug 2018 09:10
    Laos' govt to inspect all dam standards, shelve new hydro projects
    The government has announced it will examine the safety standards applied to the construction of hydropower dams across the country following the deadly disaster caused by the collapse of a dam in Attapeu province.
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  • Sat, 04 Aug 2018 09:58
    Laos' energy ministry to join investigation into dam failure
    The Ministry of Energy and Mines is ready to join with all stakeholders in a government mission to investigate the cause of the damage to saddle dam D at the Xe-Pian Xe-Namnoy hydropower project, which resulted in serious flooding and destruction in Sanamxay district, Attapeu province.
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  • Mon, 30 Jul 2018 08:12
    Laos to work with Korea, Thailand on dam investigation: Lao PM
    The government will work with the countries whose companies are stakeholders in the Xe-Pian Xe-Namnoy hydropower project to investigate the cause of the collapse of the project's saddle dam, Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith announced yesterday.
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  • Sun, 29 Jul 2018 01:00
    Nam Theun 2 pauses power generation, supporting flood prevention efforts
    One of the largest hydropower plants in Laos has temporarily halted electric power generation in a bid to minimise the risk of flooding in the Xe Bang Fay river’s downstream area, according to the project’s operator. 
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  • Thu, 26 Jul 2018 01:00
    Thailand joins international aid effort for flooded Laos
    INTERNATIONAL SUPPORT from both the private and government sectors is pouring into Laos after the country’s southeastern Attapeu province was hit by a severe flash flood following the collapse of a hydropower saddle dam.
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  • Wed, 25 Jul 2018 16:46
    Dam safety monitoring stepped up after Attapeu outpouring
    The government of Laos has committed to keeping a close eye on the safety measures of all hydroelectric dams nationwide following the failure of a saddle dam at Xe Pian Xe Namnoy hydropower reservoir in the southern province of Attapeu.
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  • Wed, 25 Jul 2018 15:48
    Thai poised to help Laos: PM
    Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha was ready to support Laos following the Xepian-Xe Nam Noy hydropower dam collapse, said government spokesman Sansern Kaewkamnerd on Wednesday.
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  • Wed, 25 Jul 2018 09:14
    S. Korea firm says Laos dam damage found day before collapse
    The South Korean partner in a Laos hydropower dam said Wednesday it discovered the upper part of the structure had washed away 24 hours before it collapsed, engulfing villages and leaving hundreds missing.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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