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.
Mild quake occurs in central Quang Nam province Society

Mild quake occurs in central Quang Nam province

A 2.7-magnitude earthquakewas reported in Bac Tra My district of the central province of Quang Nam on October 25, according to the Earthquake and Tsunami Warning Centre under the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST)’s Institute of Geophysics.
Vietnamese firm offers aid to Lao dam-collapse victims Society

Vietnamese firm offers aid to Lao dam-collapse victims

Representatives from the branch of Indo Tran Logistics Corporation of Vietnam in Laos on October 17 handed over 12,300 USD to Laos’s Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare to support Lao people affected by the July dam collapse in Attapeu.
AES Corp. urged to expand investment in power projects Business

AES Corp. urged to expand investment in power projects

Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung has hailed the US-based AES Corporation’s recent activities in Vietnam, especially the completion and successful operation of the Mong Duong II Thermal Power Plant in the northeastern province of Quang Ninh.
Widespread flooding wrecks havoc in Laos World

Widespread flooding wrecks havoc in Laos

Flooding caused by the recent storms in Laos has left at least 46 dead, 97 missing and four injured, according to the country’s National Disaster Prevention and Control Committee.
MRC welcomes Laos’ decision following dam break World

MRC welcomes Laos’ decision following dam break

The Mekong River Commission (MRC) has welcomed the Lao Government’s decision to review all existing and underway dams and suspend the consideration of all new hydropower projects following a recent dam break.
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.