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Laos builds more dams, scientists worry about Mekong’s ecosystem

Instead of requesting additional data used in the building of Pak Lay hydroelectric dam in Laos, Dr Le Anh Tuan, a Mekong River expert and deputy head of the Institute for Climate Change Research at Can Tho University, believes that it would be better to ...

Mai Lan
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VN helps Laos to build map database

Visitors to Laos won’t have any excuse for getting lost after a detailed map was created after a four-year partnership between the country and Việt Nam. The full database of the terrain information along with ratio map of 1/50,000 covers 170,000 sq.km of the northern ...

VNS Reporter

Vietnam eyes power imports from China, Laos

Vietnam might have to import power from China and Laos after 2020, says a senior official. “There is a real risk of power shortages in 2021-2023, and the risk will get higher if consumption surpasses forecasts in the coming years,” Hoang Quoc Vuong, Deputy Minister of ...

Anh Minh

Military Region 5 asks units to join rescue efforts in Laos

Shortly after receiving information about the collapse of the Xepian-Xe Nam Noy hydropower dam in Laos, the High Command of Military Region 5 of Vietnam asked its South Laos Friendship Co. Ltd. to send 10 medical workers and hundreds of personnel to join rescue and ...

VNA Reporter

Vienam mulls over increased electricity importation from Laos

Vietnam’s Ministry of Industry and Trade has proposed raising the country’s electricity imports from Laos through a planned 500-kilovolt power line project linking the two countries. The move will make Vietnam a major importer of Laos’ power and help it exert greater influence over the ...

Tuan Son

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