• Fri, 15 Mar 2019 01:00
    Locals pray for Salween River to always run free
    EGAT eyeing mega-projects that may destroy river’s ecosystem; water-diversion project will also harm Mekong, pristine forest
  • Mon, 04 Feb 2019 01:00
    Lao flood victims battle dengue, malnutrition
    SIX MONTHS AFTER the Xe Pian-Xe Namnoi hydropower dam in southern Laos triggered floods that swept them from their homes, survivors are now suffering from dengue fever and malnutrition.
  • Thu, 04 Oct 2018 03:00
    Upstream dams a threat to tomatoes, farmers
    THAILAND’S finest tomato production areas along Mekong River in the northeastern region have suffered serious impacts from dams in the lower Mekong River Basin, causing financial distress for the local farmers and threatening their livelihoods.
  • 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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  • 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.
    Breaking News
  • 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.
    Breaking News
  • Sat, 16 Jun 2018 01:00
    Proposed Lao dam ‘a threat to Thailand’
    Critics worry about the impact on northeast from Mekong projects.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Thu, 07 Sep 2017 01:00
    PM plays down impact of dam suspension on ties
    Prayut to visit Cambodia today but postponed project ‘not on agenda’ for bilateral talks.
  • Tue, 27 Jun 2017 01:00
    Regional plan for the Mekong has failed
    Much has been written about the building of hydropower dams in the upper reaches of the Mekong River and their role in causing droughts in the Mekong delta region in Vietnam.
  • 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.
  • Thu, 08 Jun 2017 11:49
    Thai agencies sued on row over Lao dam
    Citizens of eight Thai provinces along the Mekong River are suing state agencies because they believe there was inadequate public participation in planning for the Pak Beng hydropower dam to be built by Laos.
  • Fri, 05 May 2017 01:00
    Mekong River Commission is striking balance between development and protection 
    A major infrastructure project on the Mekong mainstream, the Pak Beng Hydropower Dam in Oudomxay Province, Laos, is currently undergoing a prior consultation process at the Mekong River Commission (MRC).
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