(October 17, 2000) Article quotes Probe International’s Grainne Ryder, and discusses ADB’s new caution to finance hydropower projects in the Indo-China peninsula.
China agrees to international resolution to protect Asia’s rivers
(October 16, 2000) The resolution recognizes that overexploitation or misuse of Asia’s major river systems could negatively affect these systems as well as the livelihoods of a significant proportion of the world’s population.
Yu Xiaogang: The power of the individual in a land of many voices
(October 4, 2000) Profile of Nu River campaigner Yu Xiaogang, the 2006 winner from Asia of the Goldman Environmental Prize.
Fishermen block work on wastewater plant
(October 4, 2000) Construction of the controversial Samut Prakan wastewater treatment plant ran into difficulties yesterday when local fishermen drove workers out of their area.
ADB drops Se San 3 hydro dam
(October 1, 2000) The Government of Viet Nam has formally advised ADB that it no longer requires ADB’s assistance to proceed with the Se San 3 Hydropower project.
The tragedy of Pak Moon Dam
(October 1, 2000) An authoritative new report about Thailand’s most controversial dam projectconfirms what local villagers have known all along–it’s simply a flop.
China eyes river for development
(September 28, 2001) China acts like it dosn’t need to care about countries downstream. It has to recognize that the Mekong isn’t just theirs, says Witoon Permpongsachareon, director of Bangkok-based Terra, and Probe International colleague.
And the proof is in the report
(September 28, 2000) It’s official. The Pak Moon dam is a disaster. In an eye-opening report, the World Commission on Dams confirmed what the Pak Moon villagers have been saying all along, but have gone unheeded. The question is: What next?
Report biased, says Egat
(September 21, 2000) The Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand has rejected outright an international report which concludes the Pak Moon dam is not economically justifiable.
Pak Moon dam a failure in every respect, says report; costly project left nothing but damage
(September 20, 2000) World Commission on Dams report says the project did not comply with the existing World Bank guidelines that required a new environmental impact assessment and appropriate impact mitigation prior to the implementation of the redesigned project.
Asian Development Bank defers model hydro scheme in Vietnam
(September 11, 2000) Dam tragedy fuels downstream objections. Reports of at least five drownings as a result of massive flooding caused by Vietnam’s second largest hydro dam have prompted the Asian Development Bank to postpone financing of another dam on the same river.
Tribesmen flee flooding
(September 1, 2000) At least 300 hill-tribe families living in the northeast provinces have been evacuated to higher ground since Wednesday, due to heavy rains and the release of water from the Yali Falls dam in Vietnam.
Thai government agrees to open Pak Mun dam gates
(September 1, 2000) After more than 500 days of protest, villagers affected by the World-Bank financed dam move one step closer to restoring their fishery.
Support for irrigation charges but collections seen as a problem area
(April 27, 2000) The Asian Development Bank yesterday backed plans to charge farmers for use of water in irrigation but said implementation would be difficult.
There has to be a better way
(August 25, 2000) For the first time, ministers and poor villagers sat down as equals on stage to provide information on an issue of public interest.