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Nepal cancels deal with Chinese firm to build 1200MW hydro project
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 by Nepal has cancelled a US$2.5 million deal with China Gezhouba Group Corporation to build a 1200MW hydroelectric project on the Budhi Gandaki river, Reuters has reported.

Sabangan hydro plant attacked in the Philippines
Thursday, October 12, 2017 by The control room at Hedcor’s 14MW Sabangan hydropower plant has reportedly been bombed by a group of unidentified men, causing power outages in the Mt Province region of the Philippines.

AboitizPower unit to expand Benguet hydro facility
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 by AboitizPower is set to triple the combined capacity of its Bineng hydro power plant facilities to up to 19MW by 2019 after receiving the approval of the municipal council of La...

Citicore gets OK to investigate pumped storage plans
Thursday, July 06, 2017 by Philippines energy company Citicore Power Inc has been awarded five pumped storage service contracts by the Department of Energy, paving the way for the company to begin...

Multiconsult to perform Malaysian hydro studies
Tuesday, April 04, 2017 by Multiconsult is to carry out five prefeasibility studies for hydropower projects with capacities up to 120MW in Sabah, Malaysia, after winning a contract from Sabah Electricity Sdn...

Pakistan, India agree to redesign Miyar project
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 by Pakistan and India have reportedly agreed to redesign the planned Miyar hydroelectric project on the Chenab River, with talks to be held next month on other disputed hydropower schemes.

Mediation urged for India, Pakistan over Indus dams
Friday, November 11, 2016 by The World Bank Group has urged India and Pakistan to agree to mediation in order to settle on a mechanism for how the Indus Waters Treaty should be used to resolve issues regarding...

Construction officially starts on Rogun dam, Tajikistan
Tuesday, November 01, 2016 by Tajikistan president Emomali Rahmon has officially launched construction of the Rogun dam, which once complete will be the world’s highest stone-earthen dam, the government said.

Workers missing in Vietnam dam incident
Thursday, September 15, 2016 by Officials have confirmed that two workers are missing following the failure of a diversion dam at the Song Bung 2 project in the Vietnam province of Quang Nam.

Funds will help develop Marine energy centre in SE Asia
Friday, September 02, 2016 by Researchers at Robert Gordon University have won £166k in funding from the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s Prosperity Fund to support the establishment of a South East Asia...

Working group launched for Myanmar’s hydro sector
Tuesday, August 23, 2016 by IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, has launched the first working group for Myanmar’s hydropower sector in collaboration with the private sector, following the launch of a...

Plans in place to study feasibility of OTEC plant for Malaysia
Thursday, April 21, 2016 by French group DCNS and the OTEC Centre of Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM OTEC) are to investigate the potential for an Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) plant on the...

Guidelines aim to make hydro on the Mekong more sustainable
Wednesday, April 13, 2016 by New guidelines have been drawn up that may help to make future hydropower projects in the Mekong region (Laos, Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam) more sustainable, while also acting as...

CTGC to build Kohala project
Friday, January 08, 2016 by China Three Gorges Corporation (CTGC) is to develop the 1100MW Kohala hydropower project in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK), the company has announced.

Reservoir potential to provide solar energy
Saturday, November 28, 2015 by Singapore water agency PUB is embarking on a nine-month feasibility study to determine the solar deployment potential at its reservoirs and facilities. Findings from the study...

Asian countries set to sign Mong Tun hydro agreement
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 by China, Myanmar and Thailand are set to sign an agreement that could launch development this year of the 7000MW Mong Ton hydro project on the Upper Salween River, the Nation newspaper...

Nepal says yes to Chinese dam
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 by Nepal has given the green light for China's Three Gorges International Corp to build a major new dam on the West Seti River.

Three die in fatal incident at Vietnam hydro site
Thursday, January 22, 2015 by Three workers have been killed and another injured after water flooded a tunnel at the Thuan Hoa Hydropower Plant in northern Vietnam, local media has reported.

IFC and GMR to develop Nepal hydro
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 by Hydropower development in Nepal is set to get a boost with news that IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, has partnered with India’s GMR Group to develop the 900MW Upper...

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