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A Splash of Good News for Mekong River Communities

The first four months of 2022 were some of the wettest in several years, the result of increased rainfall and China releasing more water from its upstream dams, according to monitoring data of the Mekong River Commission (MRC).These two factors combine to unleash greater flows ...

Laotian Times

Nam Ngum 4 Hydropower Project 90% Complete

KPL reports that Xieng Khouang, Vice Governor, Mr. Bouangneun Houmayaphom, made an inspection visit of the hydropower installation in early May.During his trip, Governor Bouanguen visited two affected districts to ensure local people have a sound understanding of political theory, government policy and law.On this ...

Manyphone Vongphachanh

Irrigation scheme begins providing water to improve crop yields in Phongsaly

An irrigation scheme funded by Phase 2 of the Lancang-Mekong Cooperation Project has begun supplying water to boost crop yields for farming communities in Phongsaly province. The ceremony, which took place at the reservoir of the Level 6 Hydropower Station on the Ou River, marked ...

Advertorial Desk

Rebuilt dam near site of devastating collapse releases water, scaring residents

The company responsible for Laos’ worst ever dam collapse more than three years ago announced last week that its rebuilt dam would begin releasing water, scaring downstream residents, including survivors of the disaster. Keep reading ...

Eugene Whong

New Reports Highlight Impacts of Human and Environmental Incursions in Mekong

The two reports entitled “Status and Trends of Fish Abundance and Diversity in the Lower Mekong Basin during 2007–2018” (FADM) and “Social Impact Monitoring and Vulnerability Assessment 2018” (SIMVA) found that households continue to rely on water resources that are increasingly under pressures. Both reports ...

Laotian Times

Nam Ou hydropower project developed by Chinese firm in Laos starts full operation

A ceremony was held here on Tuesday to start the full power generation of all seven plants of the Nam Ou River Cascade Hydropower Project developed by Power Construction Corporation of China (PowerChina). The power generation ceremony was held simultaneously by video conference in PowerChina’s ...

Xinhua

New Indicative Ending Date Set for Sanakham Dam Consultation

An MRC governance meeting has agreed to a new indicative date to conclude the prior consultation process of the 684-megawatt Sanakham dam.The Joint Committee also agreed to a revised road map to carry out the prior consultation process, following a special session of the Joint ...

Latsamy Phonevilay

Housing Complete for Villagers Displaced by Nam Thuen 1 Hydropower Project

The Nam Theun 1 Hydropower Project has handed over new homes to residents who have been affected by the project. Some 88 new homes are now ready to house displaced people and families impacted by the hydropower project in Bolikhamxay Province.The new homes are located ...

Phayboune Thanabouasy

Villages inundated as heavy rain lashes two provinces

River levels have increased and flooded crops, rice fields, gardens, fishponds and villages after heavy rain in the two northern provinces over the past three days. Two districts and the Boten Special Economic Zone in Luang Namtha province are the worst affected areas, with Nam ...

Times Reporters

Laos to build large hybrid floating solar project

The Lao government and shareholders in Nam Theun 2 hydropower plant have agreed to develop Nam Theun 2-Solar, which is claimed to be the world’s largest hybrid floating solar project.With an installed capacity of 240 megawatt peak (MWp), the solar project will be built on ...

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