Xayaburi dam will go online before the end of October, while Don Sahong enters final testing phase.
Authorities claim Thitphay Thammavong’s land has been owned by the state since 2001.
Animal rights NGOs say transporting the elephants to perform for tourists is abuse.
Cement factory owner blames previous blasting subcontractor’s undetonated explosives for the accident.
NGOs say transforming the river into a series of lakes would cause ‘irreversible damage’ to its health and productivity.
“The Chinese factory never warns villagers of the blasts in advance,” said a local villager.
About 3000 Lao women and girls have been trafficked to China in the last decade.
Surveys conducted by company have damaged farmland and caused landslide.
They call on the Lao and Thai governments to account for missing democracy advocate Od Sayavong.
Company says villagers all agree with proposed industrial project.
Houayheuang Xayabouly, also called Mouay, had criticized the Lao government for its slow response to floods in the country's southern provinces.
Experts worry that yet another large Mekong river dam will cause great environmental harm
Luangprabang dam would be Laos’ fifth large Mekong river dam.
Government relief effort underway, but many have yet to receive aid.
Human rights group cries foul, citing absence of legal assistance.
Rights group calls the arrest of Houayheuang Xayabouly “shocking and unacceptable.”
PS Agriculture’s owners were convicted of fraud and thrown in prison, but civil case and other red tape still stand in the way of justice.
Mekong region severely flooded after prolonged drought due to climate change, expert says.
Purchase deal reached at ASEAN energy gathering would raise the capacity from 100 to 300 megawatts.
Od Sayavong had called for political freedoms, human rights in the one-party communist state.
Other causes for food price increases include swine flu, overdependence on imports, and inflation.
Sombath Somphone, who fought against government land deals, disappeared in December 2012.
Some enter as tourists or are trafficked, sold by one employer to another for sexual exploitation or work for little pay.
The undocumented laborers were traveling to a border town to renew their tourist visas.
The accident in Luang Prabang province injured 31 other Chinese passengers.
‘The whole village is collapsing,’ says one resident of the Nam Ou 4 Dam resettlement village.
The dispute over land prices, environmental impact has held up construction, officials say.
Flooding from the breach damages homes and rice fields.
The residents of Sekong province's Yeub village had cut down trees and obstructed workers on land seized by the government to give to a Vietnamese company.
Authorities promise compensation, but decide to help those who lost everything first.