Pollution and waste

Water pollution

Fishermen call for river pollution to be addressed

Members of a large fishing community in Naxab village, Naxaithong district, Vientiane, are appealing to authorities to address the problem of farms dumping animal waste in the Khon River, which they say is creating a threat to fishing.The polluted river affects some 1,648 people who ...

Times Reporters

Vientiane, Pakxe set in motion wastewater, solids treatment project

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Vientiane and Pakxe are set to improve waste management and treatment services, including collection, waste-to-resource opportunities, and wastewater treatment.Authorities officially launched the ‘Wastewater and Solid Waste Treatment Capacity Building Project for City Environment Improvement in Laos’ project in Vientiane on Monday.The project ...

Keoviengkhone Bounviseth

Water treatment plant planned for Vangvieng

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – More care needs to be taken with regard to the Xong River in Vangvieng district, Vientiane province, as untreated wastewater and sewerage is being discharged by hotels, guesthouses and restaurants that line the river.Vangvieng is a tourist hotspot and the scenic ...

Khonesavanh Lathsaphao

Chemicals Dumped in River Kill Fish in Laos

Chemicals released into a river by a Chinese-owned banana farm near the Lao capital Vientiane killed over 300 kg of fish in November, prompting warnings by authorities to local villagers not to bathe or fish in the polluted stream, sources in the country say.The release, ...

Phouvong

Factory Run-Off Suspected in Laos Cow Deaths

Waste run-off from upstream factories may be responsible for the recent deaths of over 40 cows in a village in Laos, local villagers and a government official say.More ...

Radio Free Asia

Authority orders paper mill to cease test operations

Savannakhet province authorities have ordered a paper factory in Xepon district to stop conducting tests until construction is complete, with its operations suspected of causing river pollution. The Chinese-owned factory, claimed to be the third largest of its type in the world, test ran equipment ...

Vientiane Times

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