Renewable energy pioneers from Bangladesh, China, India, Laos and Tanzania were among the winners of this year's Ashden Awards for Sustainable Development. Kerala-based ngo Biotech was adjudged the

The Association of South-East Asian Nations (asean) recently signed a trade agreement with the us, which experts say will lead to more trade and investment alliances between the two regions . The


After sustained lobbying by non-governmental organisations, ( ngo s) the Asian Development Bank ( adb ) has admitted that

As the Laos government basks in the glory of building a model dam, thousands of villagers are unlikely to be compensated

laos will build a 680- mw hydroelectric dam across the Nam Theun, tributary of the mighty Mekong river. About 450 sq km of land in the Nakai plateau - 40 per cent of the area - will be

Haunted by past controversies, the World Bank shies away from the Nam Theun 2 project in Laos

even as the Laotian government held a public discussion on the merits of a proposed us $1.5-billion dam in end-January, logging trucks roared through the village of Nakai Neua at the project site.


The controversial Nam Theun ii hydro dam project has run into trouble. The Electricity Generating Auth


After months of dispute between the World Bank (wb) and the government over the funding of the controversial us $1.2 billion Nam Thuen ii dam, both parties have evolved a consensus (Down To Earth,


The proposed Nam Thuen II hydroelectric dam could trigger off ecological disaster in the Nakai plateau in central Laos. Largescale logging is going on to clear the 447 sq km area for a