Hydropower

Financing hydropower in Southeast Asia

Hydropower in Southeast Asia holds much promise. According to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), hydropower capacity in the region grew almost threefold from 16 GW to 44 GW between 2000 and 2016.

21 December 2018
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Cambodia hails opening of country's largest dam

Cambodian premier Hun Sen on Monday opened the country's largest hydropower scheme, swatting aside dire warnings about the environmental impact of the US$780 million project and its effect on local communities.

19 December 2018
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What’s at stake for the Mekong’s fishery

Originating in the Tibetan highlands and running through China, Myanmar, Thailand, Lao PDR, Cambodia, and Vietnam, the Mekong and its tributaries provide water, food and income for 60 million people.

14 November 2018
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Hydropower: Giving more than a dam

At the World Economic Forum on ASEAN in Hanoi last month, Thongloun Sisoulith, Prime Minister of Lao PDR acknowledged the recent devastation caused by a hydroelectric dam failure in his country and added that his government would proceed with caution wi

10 October 2018
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Can tourism boost Lao’s economy?

Last July, Lao witnessed a catastrophe when the Xe-Pian Xe Namnoy dam located on the Xe Kong River in the Bolaven plateau collapsed following heavy monsoon rains.

17 September 2018
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Lao dam failure creates hydroelectric woes

Hundreds still remain unaccounted for in the thick mud and flood waters of Attapeu and Champasak, two provinces in southern Lao PDR where the failure of an auxiliary dam sent a torrent of water gushing down on 13 villages downstream.

4 August 2018
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Lao's controversial hydro ambitions

Mountainous and landlocked Lao PDR, known as the "Battery of Asia", is building dozens of dams at breakneck speed so it can sell energy to power-hungry neighbours as a fast track out of poverty.

26 July 2018
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Hydropower dam collapses in Lao

Hundreds are missing and an unknown number feared dead after a partly built hydropower dam in southeast Lao PDR collapsed after heavy rain and sent a wall of water surging through six villages, state media and contractors said Tuesday.

25 July 2018
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