(June 23, 1998) The World Bank said on Tuesday some of its dam resettlement programmes were inadequately monitored, and promised to do more to protect the people these projects displace.
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(June 23, 1998) THAI Farmers Bank President Banthoon Lamsam reiterated Monday that the acquisition of Phatra Thanakit Plc will benefit all parties involved as it will likely lessen the financial damage.
(June 18, 1998) Pakistan’s plan for economic recovery has run into trouble following a dispute over a controversial dam the government intends to build in central Punjab province.
(June 18, 1998) A host of problems including funding threaten the viability of four large power-generation projects in Laos. Thai energy officials are now sceptical that the projects, which would export a total of 1,956 megawatts, can proceed as planned. The projects have been promoted by joint ventures that include Thai companies.
(June 15, 1998) Once upon a time, a beautiful maiden forced by her parents to marry a slimy python leapt into the Mekong River. But her suicide bid failed. She was transformed into a dolphin. Only the aging still relate this legend, and only they remember the days when thousands of these creatures with a square, human-like face and perpetual smile plied Cambodia’s waters.
(June 15, 1998) Fourteen Thai non-governmental organisations (NGOs) have called on Thailand’s Prime Minister Chuan Leekpai to reject consideration of Thailand’s purchase of electricity from the proposed Nam Theun 2 Hydroelectric Project, in a letter sent on 10 June 1998.
(June 14, 1998) The Australian construction firm, Transfield, is confronting a dilemma familiar to many companies operating in Asia: should it weather the current economic crisis, or get out. The "out" option must be looking highly preferable for Transfield as it views the massive dam project it is involved with in central Laos.
Chapter 10 of The River Dragon Has Come!
History is repeating itself as foreign financiers consider new loans for the Senegal River project in West Africa, a grand plan to generate electriciy, irrigate agricultural land, and aid navigation.
(May 28, 1998) Canada is spending millions of tax-dollars to influence Thai schoolchildren that nuclear power is good for the cash-strapped Southeast Asian country.
(May 25, 1998) Energy shortages have forced the Government to fast-track the construction of $230 million 259MW Se San 3 Hydropower project in the south of the country.
(May 23, 1998) HA NOI-Viet Nam’s biggest hydroelectric power plant at Hoa Binh has been forced to reduce its output because water levels in its feeder reservoir have fallen below the 80m dead water mark. This is the first time the Hoa Binh plant has had to cut its operations since it opened in 1988.
(May 22, 1998) The current call for international debt cancellation is welcome, but debt does not just go away.
Construction has started on the Three Gorges dam! Help us stop the destruction before its too late.
Probe International has always argued that the dam builders would meet their real test when the first shovel hit the ground. Today, in Yangste River valley, the earth and the people are fighting back.