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French colonial-era power plant near Da Lat now a tourist attraction

Ankroet was the first hydropower plant in Vietnam, and was built in the 1940s mainly from stone.

Hope fades for 300 missing in Brazil dam disaster

Hopes were fading Saturday that rescuers would find more survivors from at least 300 missing after a dam collapse at a mine in southeast Brazil, with nine bodies so far recovered.

Cambodia hails opening of country's largest dam despite opposition

Cambodian premier Hun Sen on Monday opened the country's largest hydropower scheme.
December 18, 2018 | 08:20 am GMT+7

China-backed hydro dam threatens world's rarest orangutan

A billion-dollar hydroelectric dam development in Indonesia has sparked fresh concerns about the impact of China's globe-spanning infrastructure drive.
October 22, 2018 | 10:01 am GMT+7

A dam closes its spillway gates, opens up a fish-fest

In an annual ‘fishing festival,’ thousands dive into the water when a Dong Nai dam closes its spillway.
October 10, 2018 | 01:07 pm GMT+7

Vietnamese engineer fined for spreading false dam breach rumor

An engineer has been fined for spreading panic by saying a dam breach could flood a central Vietnam town.
September 02, 2018 | 12:50 pm GMT+7

Vietnam assists Laos with dam collapse relief efforts

Hundreds of Vietnamese army officers, including medics, are assisting Laos in relief efforts following Monday’s dam collapse.
July 29, 2018 | 12:35 am GMT+7

Lao dam collapse hits Vietnamese firms

Two Vietnamese firms have been hit by the dam collapse in Laos, and 26 citizens are among thousands trapped in flooded Attapeu Province.
July 25, 2018 | 05:35 pm GMT+7

Shares in top SK E&C shareholders fall after Laos dam collapse

Shares in major shareholders of South Korea’s SK Engineering & Construction dropped on Wednesday after a dam it was building in Laos collapsed.
July 25, 2018 | 10:51 am GMT+7

Vietnam offers to help Laos after dam collapse disaster

Vietnamese leaders have offered assistance to Laos after a partly-constructed hydropower dam collapsed leaving at least 70 dead and hundreds missing.
July 24, 2018 | 11:53 pm GMT+7

Hundreds missing in Laos after hydropower dam collapse

Hundreds of people are missing and an unknown number believed dead after a partly-constructed hydropower dam in southeast Laos collapsed.
July 24, 2018 | 03:29 pm GMT+7

Dammed, doomed: the Mekong Delta story

People await life-giving floods to return the delta to its former glory. The wait is futile.
June 18, 2018 | 07:42 am GMT+7

When the Mekong is no longer 'the mighty'

Hydropower projects are threatening Vietnam's Mekong delta, but farmers who make their livelihoods there know little about it.
April 16, 2018 | 08:21 am GMT+7

Mekong River researchers hope to find ways to make dams less damaging

The Mekong River's mainstream now has about 11 dams and more than 100 on its tributaries.
March 16, 2018 | 04:01 pm GMT+7

Floodwaters released by Chinese dam in Cambodia forces thousands to flee

Environmental groups have repeatedly warned that the project would have a costly impact on the Mekong River's fisheries and biodiversity.
February 02, 2018 | 04:11 pm GMT+7
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