Category: Mekong Utility Watch

Host country agreement between Lao PDR and ADB

(May 10, 2000) ADB President Tadao Chino and Mr. Bounnhang Vorachith, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) signed yesterday the agreement for the establishment of an ADB Resident Mission in Lao PDR. This will pave the way for the official opening of ADB’s Resident Mission in Vientiane.

Water levy is the last straw

(May 4, 2000) For the past 40 years, countless farm families in Thailand have lost their lands, livelihoods and health through various mega-projects funded by multilateral development banks, including the ADB. But the ADB’s latest scheme to impose water charges on poor farmers is the last straw.