Electricity infrastructure

Laos, Thai, Malaysia and Singapore power deal delayed

The signing of the Laos, Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore Power Integration Project deal has been delayed for another six months. Keep reading ...

Pollution from coal-fired power plants kills 4,300 Vietnamese every year: study

Diseases linked to pollution caused by a fast growing network of coal-fired power plants kill around 4,300 people in Vietnam each year, according to a new estimate by scientists.    A study released at a conference in Hanoi on 29 September claims that once all planned power projects become ...

IFC to lead sustainable hydro in Myanmar

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has signed to advise the government on environmental and social risk management for hydropower projects nationwide.  This is the first time anything like this will be done in Myanmar. Commentators say they hope it will serve as the basis for transparent ...

Don Sahong project to begin construction in November

The 260-MW Don Sahong hydroelectric project is anticipated to begin construction before the end of this year after a number of agreements related to the project have been signed to guide the project’s go ahead. The Lao Ministry of Energy and Mine’s Policy and Planning Department ...

World Bank approves $400m electrification loan

The World Bank approved a US$400 million interest-free loan to provide financing and technical assistance to help bring electricity to more than 6.2 million people in Myanmar, the bank announced on 17 September. The loan will support Myanmar’s National Electrification Plan and was granted by the ...

Mega First shares jump 9.22% on news of Laos power plant

Shares in Mega First Corp Bhd soared 19 sen or 9.22% to as high as RM2.25 on 17 September on news that it has secured a power plant project in Laos worth RM2.15 billion. At 2.53pm, Mega First narrowed its gains to trade at RM2.22, still up 16 ...

Flooding from dam washes out homes, rice fields in southern Cambodia

Local government officials in a southern Cambodian province failed to evacuate villagers in time to prevent their homes and rice fields from flooding after the operators of a Chinese-built hydropower dam informed them a day earlier that they would open the facility’s gates to release ...

Don Sahong dam gets official approval

The Lao parliament has approved the concession agreement for the controversial Don Sahong hydropower dam and expects to begin construction before the end of the year, according to an official in Vientiane. Keep reading ...

Parliament approves more than $300m in soft loans

The Pyidaungsu Hluttaw on 26 August gave the green light to US$305 million in new development loans focused on improving electricity supply, water supply and a major highway. MPs approved a $240 million loan from the Asian Development Bank, $20 million from the ASEAN Infrastructure Fund ...

Dams 'destroying Mekong fish stock'

Fishermen in delta and Northeast Thailand say dams in China and Laos have hit breeding and yields, forcing many to quit. Mekong River fishermen have already suffered dramatically from dams and irrigation works, which have decimated fish stocks and undermined livelihoods that supported families for generations.Nguyen Anh ...

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