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State Secretary Erich Stather’s reply to German NGO letter about Nam Theun 2

13 Mar

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Large dams, climate change and forced evictions

23 Jan

Dam building companies are looking to gain new subsidies through carbon financing. At the same time, they refuse to avoid projects which involve forced evictions.
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Laos: Ongoing problems with the Asian Development Bank’s “successful” Nam Leuk dam

21 Jul

The ADB claims that the Nam Leuk dam is a successful project. Recent research in Laos indicates serious ongoing problems for villagers affected by the project.
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Laos: Dams and the forgotten people of the Boloven Plateau

25 Mar

In 2001, the Belgian company Tractebel bought the Houay Dam in south Laos. For the Heuny and Jrou indigenous people the dam has been a disaster. Tractebel has so far ignored their problems.
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Laos: Vietnamese consortium plans to build six dams in Laos

25 Sep

Vietnam’s dam building boom spreads into neighbouring Laos, despite the serious impact of dams already built in southern Laos.
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Vietnam: Na Hang dam – the reality of sustainable development?

25 Aug

One of the UNDP’s projects in Vietnam is the management of the Na Hang Nature Reserve. Forests in the Nature Reserve are being bulldozed to make way for a hydropower dam, yet UNDP remains strangely quiet.
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Laos: French company pulls the plug on Nam Theun 2

24 Jul

In July 2003, Electricité de France announced that it was pulling out of the Nam Theun 2 dam project in Laos.
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