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India’s largest dam given clearance but still faces flood of opposition

Date of Release: 
Oct 22 2014

Six years ago, former Indian prime minister Manmohan Singh laid the foundation stone for the 3,000MW Dibang multipurpose dam project. The dam, to be built across the Dibang river, in the north-eastern state of Arunachal Pradesh, will be the country’s largest. The state plans to build more than 160 dams in the coming years.

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Thailand flood project hearings begin, fail to satisfy

Date of Release: 
Oct 16 2013

The first public hearing on a state project under the government's water management scheme was too short and failed to satisfy the court's requirements, environmentalists say.

The first public hearing on a state project under the government's water management scheme was too short and failed to satisfy the court's requirements, environmentalists say.

The scheme includes plans to build the Huai Tang reservoir in Lamphun.

Locals opposed to the reservoir staged a protest yesterday outside Chakkham Khanathon School in Muang district, where the hearing was held.

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Pasig-Marikina River Channel Improvement Project: Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement

Published Date: 
09/2011

The Pasig-Marikina-San Juan River System, of which total catchment area is 635 km2, runs through the center of Metro Manila and flows out to the Manila Bay. Its main tributaries, the San Juan River and Napindan River, join the main stream at about 7.1 km and 17.1 km upstream from the Pasig River mouth, respectively. The three largest waterways contribute largely to the flooding in the metropolis brought about by the riverbank overflow of floodwaters.

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Bt300 billion water management construction may be "a waste"

Date of Release: 
Jun 19 2013

Constructions under the government's costly water-management and flood-prevention modules could end up being useless structures because of a total lack of integration between key modules, a leading academic at Kasetsart University (KU) has warned.

The Cabinet, however, yesterday approved the Water and Flood Management Commission's (WFMC) proposal that the government seek a Bt314-bilion loan to finance the nine modules and supplementary projects.

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