NGOs campaign to defer dams construction in Lower Mekong Basin

NGOs campaign to defer dams construction in Lower Mekong Basin Campaigners on Tuesday expressed concern against the members from the Lower Mekong Basin to continue building dams to meet energy demands. In an interview with reporter in Bangkok on Tuesday, Carl Middleton from International Rivers said that concerned activists have been calling the Mekong River […]

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Laos to construct at least 20 new hydro plants by 2020

Laos to construct at least 20 new hydro plants by 2020 Electricity sector leaders in Laos have said the country will build at least two hydropower plants every year until 2020, according to wire reports from the region. To date, the country has a total of 14 hydroelectric power plants, with a combined capacity of […]

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Malaysian firm to build dam in Laos on Mekong River tributary

Malaysian firm to build dam in Laos on Mekong River tributary A Malaysian firm has been granted permission to build a 130-megawatt dam in north-western Laos on a tributary of the Mekong River, state media reports said Monday. Malaysia‘s Asia Pacific Business Lin Snd Bhd Co Ltd (AP Bizlink) last week signed an agreement with […]

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'Bold plan' for Mekong area rail link approved

‘Bold plan’ for Mekong area rail link approved A “bold” plan for a railway system connecting more than 300 million people who live around one of the world’s great rivers, the Mekong, was approved Friday, officials said. Ministers from Cambodia, China, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam adopted the plan which they called “a significant first […]

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‘Bold plan’ for Mekong area rail link approved

‘Bold plan’ for Mekong area rail link approved A “bold” plan for a railway system connecting more than 300 million people who live around one of the world’s great rivers, the Mekong, was approved Friday, officials said. Ministers from Cambodia, China, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam adopted the plan which they called “a significant first […]

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Vietnam announces ambitious plans to build 15 GW of nuclear power by 2030

VIETNAM – NUCLEAR POWER Vietnam announces ambitious plans to build 15 GW of nuclear power by 2030 Vietnam plans to have 13 nuclear reactors online by 2030, with a combined capacity of 15 GW. According to a development plan approved by Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, nuclear power will account for 10 per cent of […]

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Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket Sold THB 2.62 Billion

Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket Sold THB 2.62 Billion Leading Thai listed resort developer Laguna Resort and Hotels Plc. have disclosed to the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) a transaction of the Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket for an amount of THB 2.62 billion. The buyer is Dusit Thani Public Company Limited. The transaction comes in at […]

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Construction of Coastal Road Link to Cambodia Thailand begins next month

THAILAND – ROAD CONSTRUCTION Construction of Coastal Road Link to Cambodia Thailand begins next month 220-kilometer international highway in the Mekong Delta connecting Vietnam with Cambodia and Thailand will begin construction next month. The Thailand-Cambodia-Vietnam Southern Coastal Road Corridor will begin in Bangkok and end at Nam Can District in Ca Mau Province, Vietnam. The […]

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