Although Laos is a communist state, in the past two decades, successive governments have sought to open the economy to foreign trade and investment. Yet the United States has not historically had strong economic or diplomatic ties with Laos.
Nam Theun 2 Power Company claims it has successfully carried out agreements relating to a resettlement program and recommends closure of the Resettlement Implementation Period for the project.
The MRC in a statement confirmed that parts of the assessment “appear to be similar to those of the Pak Beng project.”
China is willing to speed up the strategic alignment between the Belt and Road Initiative with Laos development strategies, and promote the construction of China-Laos railway and the China-Laos economic corridor.
Lao officials yesterday met with development partner bodies to hold a brainstorming session on ways to best assist flooding victims nationwide and estimate damages and losses caused by recent disasters across the country.
China has dammed and now controls the flow of the Mekong River, yet omplaints about the Mekong have been muffled, in part because China has little to fear from smaller countries like Laos, Thailand, and Cambodia.
Called for their government and the main partner in a joint venture to take responsibility for the deadly breach of an auxiliary dam at the South Korean-backed Xe Pian Xe Namnoy hydropower project in Laos.
The unsolved case of disappeared Laotian development worker Sombath Somphone is brought to light in a documentary that is screening at this year’s FreedomFilmFest in Malaysia
Thai and Cambodian civil society organizations rejected an invitation from the Lao government to attend a regional stakeholder forum on the Pak Lay dam, saying the process is not transparent.