75 pct of Cambodian households access national power grid World

75 pct of Cambodian households access national power grid

About 2.68 million Cambodian households, or 75 percent of the total, had access to the national power grid last year, the Khmer Times newspaper quoted the latest report by the Cambodian Ministry of Mines and Energy as saying.
Office asked to beef up cooperation in water resources management Environment

Office asked to beef up cooperation in water resources management

The standing office of the Vietnam National Mekong Committee should continue carrying out cooperation activities in the Mekong River Commission, and sharing experience in integrated water resources management, Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Le Cong Thanh said at a conference in Hanoi on December 24.
Cambodia’s Phnom Penh braces for power shortage World

Cambodia’s Phnom Penh braces for power shortage

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has urged residents and businesses in Phnom Penh to be prepared for electricity shortages which could occur in this year’s dry season if water levels at hydropower dams run low.
Lao government to begin dam safety inspections in 2019 World

Lao government to begin dam safety inspections in 2019

The Lao government will begin inspecting the safety standards applied to the construction of all hydropower dams in the country next year in a bid to prevent further accidents, reported the Vientiane Times on November 30.
Laos reconsiders hydropower strategy after dam collapse World

Laos reconsiders hydropower strategy after dam collapse

The Lao Government decided to suspend the consideration of new hydropower projects to review the country’s hydropower development strategy after the breach of a dam last month left at least 34 dead and 100 still missing.
Lao dam collapse: 31 bodies found, 100 still missing World

Lao dam collapse: 31 bodies found, 100 still missing

The rescue forces in Laos had found the bodies of 31 victims in the collapse of the Sepien-Senamnoi hydropower dam as of August 6, Lao Foreign Minister Saleumxay Kommasith revealed at an international press conference held in Vientiane on August 7.