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jeudi 10 avril 2014

Laos should consult Mekong countries before building dam

Vietnam and Cambodia have once again asked Laos to consult with countries in the Mekong River Commission (MRC), a consultative body that works with lower basin countries - Thailand, Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia - before moving forward with the potentially risky Don Sahong hydropower project.

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mercredi 4 décembre 2013

Vietnam asks Laos to consult Mekong countries before building dam

Vietnam has called on Laos to honor its pledge to consult with its neighbors before moving forward with the potentially risky Don Sahong hydropower project.

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vendredi 18 janvier 2013

Vietnam and Cambodia tell Laos to stop $3.5bn Mekong River dam project

Vietnam urged Laos to halt construction of a $3.5bn (£2.2bn) hydropower dam on Mekong River pending further study, environmental activists said on Friday.

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vendredi 9 novembre 2012

Vietnam drops objections to Laos dam on Mekong

HANOI — Vietnam has apparently dropped its objections to a dam that Laos is constructing on the Mekong River, saying Thursday that the neighboring country has made changes in the design to mitigate any negative downstream impact.

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dimanche 30 septembre 2012

Son La hydropower plant fully operational

HCMC – The No.6 turbine, which is also the last component of the Son La hydropower plant, on Wednesday began generating electricity to the national power grid, taking total output of the six-station plant to 10 billion kWh annually.

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jeudi 16 août 2012

Viet Nam concern over Mekong dams

HCM CITY — Vietnamese experts have reiterated their call for a moratorium on dam building on the Mekong River, saying the lives of as many as 60 million people would be adversely impacted by those dams.

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vendredi 30 mars 2012

Dams a potential 'catastrophe' for Mekong fisheries

HANOI - A new study has warned that if 78 hydropower dams scheduled for construction along tributaries of the Mekong River go ahead, they will permanently block critical fish migration routes, with "catastrophic" implications for the world's biggest inland fishery.

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mercredi 21 mars 2012

Vietnam dam leaking but operator says no danger downstream

HANOI - Vietnam's energy authorities are fixing a leak at the biggest dam in the country's central region, which could, if the problem were to get out of control, endanger thousands of people downstream, officials and state media reported on Wednesday.

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mercredi 7 mars 2012

Small dams, big impact on Mekong River fish

Plans to build hydropower dams along small branches of southeast Asia's longest river could have a devastating impact on millions of people who rely on the world's largest inland fishery, scientists said Monday.

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samedi 24 décembre 2011

Son La hydroelectric power plant in operation

Southeast Asia's largest hydroelectric power station has begun operating to help ease an electricity shortage in fast-growing Vietnam, an official said on December 19.

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mercredi 21 décembre 2011

Laos keeps its hydropower hopes alive

Don't dream the Xayaburi hydropower project is over. It's not dead yet, but Laos has a long fight ahead.

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lundi 12 décembre 2011

Mekong countries delay Laos dam decision

Energy-starved Laos failed to win approval from Southeast Asian neighbours on Thursday for a proposed hydropower dam on the Mekong River that faces fierce opposition from conservationists.

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jeudi 8 décembre 2011

Mekong dam project suffers further setback

A controversial hydroelectric dam planned by Laos has suffered another setback after a regional body decided further to delay approval of the project.

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mercredi 16 novembre 2011

Laos defies neighbours' objections to construction of Mekong dam

The government of Laos is showing increasing determination to build the controversial Xayaburi dam on the Mekong River despite persistent objections and warnings of disastrous consequences from neighbouring countries, international donors and environmental groups.

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mercredi 26 octobre 2011

Dams threaten Mekong's fish and region's security

The Mekong River provides food, water and work for millions of people, but development plans for hydroelectric dams pose a threat to the environment and diets. As a key decision looms, neighbors look on anxiously.

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jeudi 4 août 2011

Hydropower plants’ dams will turn Mekong Delta into desert

Mekong River Delta may turn into a desert sea if 12 dams for hydropower plants are built on the river upstream, according to Nguyen Huu Thien, MA, an independent researcher about the possible impacts on the ecosystem of Mekong Delta. Rivers would die, sea would swallow Mekong River Delta

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mardi 24 mai 2011

Mekong dams test a 'special relationship'

Plans to develop a cascade of hydropower dams on the Mekong River's mainstream in Laos have moved to front and center among Vietnam's strategic concerns.

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lundi 9 mai 2011

Vietnam hails Laos for suspending Xayaburi dam

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung on Saturday praised the Lao government for its decision to suspend the Xayaburi Dam project on the Mekong River.

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lundi 7 mars 2011

Vietnam, Laos at odds over planned dam

A dam planned across the Mekong River, Southeast Asia's largest, has sparked a simmering debate between two communist-ruled countries, observers say.

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mardi 22 juin 2010

Drought adds to Vietnam's power woes

Thunderstorms brought slight relief to parts of northern Vietnam in recent days but not to the Hoa Binh hydropower plant, where water levels hover just above the "dead point" when electricity output is severely restricted.

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mercredi 7 avril 2010

Vietnam faces power shortage as drought hurts hydroelectricity

Vietnam faces a power shortage this year as a drought threatens production of hydroelectricity when economic expansion has increased demand for energy.

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dimanche 19 avril 2009

Vietnam admits dam resettlement programmes inadequate

Hanoi - Vietnam's efforts to resettle villagers displaced by the massive Son La hydroelectric project have been slow and inadequate, government officials said Thursday. Most of the villagers displaced by the dam in the mountainous northern province of Son La belong to ethnic minorities.

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samedi 14 février 2009

Major hydropower project manager calls for calm over dam cracks

The project manager of the Son La hydropower project in the northern eponymous province said three cracks in the main dam are no big deal.

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