• 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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  • 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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  • Fri, 27 Jul 2018 01:00
    Thai volunteers rush in big numbers to assist flood-hit Laotians
    RESCUERS FROM at least from two countries – Thailand and China – have arrived at Laos’ flooded southern district of Attapeu to join local soldiers in a search-and-rescue operation after the collapse of a saddle dam belonging to a major dam construction project that caused massive downstream flooding.
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  • Thu, 26 Jul 2018 17:07
    Express accountability for fatal flooding, dam firm urged
    An official from Xe Pian Xe Namnoy Power Company has agreed the firm will take the fullest responsibility under the law and as per its concession agreement for the impact of its saddle dam D collapse following the record flood and destruction in Sanamxay district, Attapeu province.
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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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  • Tue, 24 Jul 2018 16:35
    Calls for relief aid as hundreds missing in dam collapse in Laos, PM onsite
    Laos' Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith suspended his Cabinet meeting on Tuesday after an under construction saddle dam of the Xe-Pian Dam in the Southern province of Attapeu collapsed in heavy rains, causing flooding of hundreds of households and a massive evacuation effort, according to the Laos News Agency (KPL).
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  • Tue, 24 Jul 2018 15:47
    Hundreds of downstream houses flood as Laos subdam breached
    Hundreds of households in Laos were heavily flooded on Monday night after a large amount of water overflowed a saddle dam section of Xe Pian dam following heavy rainfall in the country’s southern province of Attapeu.
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