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Troubled waters: the Mekong River crisis

China is bafflingly silent about strange, record-breaking changes that have been wreaking havoc on the mighty Mekong River in recent months, writes Pilita Clark A fisherman on the Mekong River, Vientiane, Laos, April 2014 Den Kroolong got the jolting news in a [...]

By |August 1st, 2014|Dams and development projects, Other News|

Vietnam, Russia speed up work on nuclear power plant

A delegation from the Russian State Duma’s Energy Committee held a working session on July 17 with leaders of the central province of Ninh Thuan on ways to speed up construction of the Ninh Thuan 1 nuclear power plant in [...]

By |July 20th, 2013|Dams and development projects, Other News|

Vietnam hosts Mekong Environmental Symposium 2013

The Mekong Environmental Symposium 2013 opened in Ho Chi Minh City on March 5, attracting more than 300 delegates from 20 countries. At the three-day gathering, decision makers, scientists and businesspeople from both inside and outside the region will discuss [...]

By |March 11th, 2013|Other News|

Experts discuss how to protect Mekong River

Mekong River flows for 4,800 kilometres through six countries including Viet Nam, Thailand, Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia and China.— Internet photo HCM CITY (VNS)— Environmental issues challenging the Mekong River were discussed at a three-day international Mekong Environment Symposium, which closes [...]

By |March 8th, 2013|Other News|

Symposium to discuss Mekong River environmental challenges

Three men help rescue a large catfish in the Mekong Rive   The German Aerospace Center (DLR) is holding a three-day symposium in Ho Chi Minh City starting today to discuss environmental issues challenging the Mekong River. The symposium will serve as an [...]

By |March 8th, 2013|Other News|

Japan ‘very interested’ in Dawei Port project

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe plants a jackfruit tree in the compound of the Thai-Nichi Institute of Technology in Bangkok yesterday. Japan sought to strengthen its strategic partnership with Thailand yesterday by expressing an interest in taking part in the [...]

By |January 18th, 2013|Dams and development projects, Other News|

Burma and Laos Agree Friendship Bridge Deal

A new friendship bridge will be built between Burma and Laos across the Mekong River. (Photo: LZAC) Burma and Laos have signed a deal to build a friendship bridge spanning the Mekong River amongst a raft of measures to deepen [...]

By |April 3rd, 2012|Other News|

Burma and Laos Agree Friendship Bridge Deal

A new friendship bridge will be built between Burma and Laos across the Mekong River. (Photo: LZAC) Burma and Laos have signed a deal to build a friendship bridge spanning the Mekong River amongst a raft of measures to deepen [...]

By |April 3rd, 2012|Other News|

Land Lost to Sand Dredging

Cambodian villagers grapple with the environmental cost of sand mining. RFA A dredger pumps sand from the Mekong River in Tboung Khmum district in central Cambodia's Kampong Cham, March 15, 2012. Villagers who live along the banks of the Mekong [...]

By |March 18th, 2012|Dams and development projects, Other News|

Green observation stations for parks

DONG NAI — The southern province of Dong Nai will set up 350 environmental observation stations in local industrial parks and along the main stretch of the Dong Nai River by 2015.The move is aimed at observing the quality of [...]

By |March 6th, 2012|Other News|