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Vietnam, Mekong neighbors pledge more cooperation as demands on river grow

There were major concerns about the future of the river, with 20 dams planned on the upper Mekong in addition to eight already built.

Typhoon Damrey kills 106 in Vietnam, reservoirs brimming

As residents of central Vietnam are cleaning up after Damrey, more flooding looms with water being released from ...

Confessions of a hydropower calamity in Vietnam

The good, the bad and the ugly sides of  hydropower plants in the Central Highlands.
October 15, 2017 | 01:22 am GMT+7

How climate change, hydropower dams are killing the Mekong Delta

Vietnam is trying to hold back climate change effects before they could take away the entire Mekong Delta.
September 30, 2017 | 06:06 pm GMT+7

Six Vietnamese killed in gas explosion in Laos

They were workers at a hydropower project.
July 29, 2017 | 03:03 pm GMT+7

In Vietnam, thrill-seekers risk life and limb to catch breathtaking shots of Southeast Asia’s largest dam

The giant dam released water for the first time in three years, and the warning signs were not enough to put some people off.
July 20, 2017 | 01:42 pm GMT+7

Nepal, China sign mega hydropower agreement

Water-rich Nepal has a mountain river system that could make it an energy-producing powerhouse.
June 05, 2017 | 05:08 pm GMT+7

Three students killed by hydropower plant discharge in central Vietnam

The whereabouts of a fourth student caught up in the current remains unknown.
May 24, 2017 | 10:48 pm GMT+7

Vietnam releases mixed dam audit

Experts bin hundreds of small proposed hydropower dams while approving hundreds more.
October 23, 2016 | 04:48 pm GMT+7

Deadly floods blamed on hydropower power plants in central Vietnam

Two plants discharged up to 2,000 cubic meters of water a second.
October 16, 2016 | 11:51 am GMT+7

Power-hungry Vietnam may now look to disastrous Lao dam projects

Vietnam’s new interest in buying power from Laos would encourage the latter to plow ahead with its dam-building spree.
September 27, 2016 | 01:14 pm GMT+7

Questions swirl around hydropower disaster in central Vietnam

Experts have questioned construction quality after the dam in Quang Nam Province collapsed last week.
September 19, 2016 | 05:12 pm GMT+7

Flood crisis threatens to kill Vietnam’s rice bowl

The Mekong Delta makes up 55.5 percent of the country’s annual rice output.
August 18, 2016 | 07:05 am GMT+7

Foreign investors lay eyes on Vietnam’s renewable energy sector

Vietnam has opened up to foreign investors in a bid to meet the rising demand for power.
August 02, 2016 | 06:46 pm GMT+7

Coal fired plants to replace hydro as top power source in Vietnam

Vietnam plans to transit from hydropower to clean coal fired power plants for electricity production, but the country has also pledged to reduce carbon emissions from energy ...
May 12, 2016 | 05:42 pm GMT+7