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Trip to Korea, September 2018

On 17-20 September 2018, the Coordinated Response Team of the Korean Civil Societies for the Xe Pian-Xe Namnoy Dam Collapse (The Korean Task force) and Sogang University Institute of Social Sciences hosted the visit of the Thailand and Cambodia activist team that work in association with Laos Dam Investment Monitor (LDIM). The team had good chances of meet and discuss with the National Assembly Member, Mr. Kim Sung Whan (The trade, Industry, Energy, SEMs and Startups Committee) and the secretary team of Ms. Sim Sang Jeung (Strategy and Finance Committee). The team was also organized the press conference in front of SK Engineering and Construction Company, the lead company for Xe Pian Xe Namnoy dam construction

On the 19th of September, there was then an international  Public Forum on “The Collapse of Xe Pian-Xe Namnoy Dam in Laos: Voices from the ground and Korea” at Sogang University. 

 Video from the live-stream of the public forum can be found at:

https://www.facebook.com/ldimnetwork/videos/24132938654138/ (Good for the beginning to the first hour)

https://youtu.be/FV2xFX6BtGY  and https://youtu.be/3-QBSRx3qLA (The second hour onward)

For more details about the forum, please visit LDIM's Public Forums

Finally, the team met with Korea Eximbank/Economic Development Corporation Fund (EDCF) team that responsible for the loan lent to the Laos government for the Xe Pian-Xe Namnoy Dam.    

The meeting with Eximbank/OECF was followed by the final press conference of the Mekong team and the Korean Taskforce.     

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Video “The situation of Xe Pian Xe Namnoy dam collapse” (for the conference opening) https://www.facebook.com/ldimnetwork/videos/2126798200704946/

Some news and media about LDIM activities in Korea are as below;

News V (Korea) https://news.v.daum.net/v/20180926051800443?f=m&fbclid=IwAR2Jvsf8KFcVD9dDIi0B5zQmjIiBJ6sn5YGL0wSZ9M0DTTYmaXa5R3PLoeQ

Radio Free Asia

https://www.rfa.org/english/news/laos/south-korean-csos-want-government-company-09212018155445.html?fbclid=IwAR3jHXG07kqA_bqNbn40FY7dnmUXCEXu_koRxXFx0e9LixdG-WhIfAw4ooI

Transborder news

http://transbordernews.in.th/home/?p=19438&fbclid=IwAR0NxMhJbw5UZ3flNcug_kN-7Am43LBm0emESRnDXJb6IB-o4DWkd2Giy3Y

KBS News (Korea) - http://news.kbs.co.kr/news/view.do?ncd=4041099

Yonhapnews (Korea) - https://www.yna.co.kr/view/AKR20180920133100004

The Fact (Korea) - http://m.tf.co.kr/read/photomovie/1733497.htm?fbclid=IwAR0Lfw3YMq3MUM0L0lFT7Q7yY0Fn4hgwipQvBeuCsQpDflEdXUC-q9hPIpY#_enliple

Hani (Korea) - http://www.hani.co.kr/arti/economy/economy_general/862786.html?_fr=mt2&fbclid=IwAR322zxRenXzrzEl-nWdG0VY74tpMHaeknVkWcER7NJIkrRX4QzDd_NSRXM

Thai PBS

https://news.thaipbs.or.th/content/274642?fbclid=IwAR1iR2wTKMluf9tGSUkHa_p2ex0ENPWzOk9v4ut-3bMtzTNw-1Jg8nyta5s

News.joined (Korea) https://news.joins.com/article/22991079?fbclid=IwAR20BO9S-kznXUJTPB3RexoRR7CyLfQCtra2mdaldWiRt6lmP7LRkSoFRPA

M. News (Korea) - https://m.news.naver.com/read.nhn?mode=LSD&mid=sec&sid1=102&oid=001&aid=0010353934

TF News (Korea)  - http://m.tf.co.kr/read/photomovie/1733497.htm


The Korean government's Inspection on Xe Pian-Xe Namnoy 

Ms. SIM Sang-jung is one of the most popular politicians in South Korea. She was one of the five major presidential candidates in the South Korean presidential election in 2017. She was the leader of the Justice Party, one of the opposition parties in 2018, when the LDIM and Mekong team visited her office and discussed with her team.

Ms. SIM was continued working on the case of XP-XNN which has finally become the inspection case for the Korean parliament. The Korean Civil Society Taskforce on Xe Pian-Xe Namnoy was also work in continue with the Korean government on the case.

The news with her presence on the inspection can be found at http://m.kpinews.co.kr/news/articleView.html?idxno=82687&fbclid=IwAR3LcD6KYZVRhtCtS180459CL4MxmQKV6J9O-i_BvAti4M5oKNOMf68YME0 

Statement of the Korean Taskforce “Assessment required to resolve whether the collapse of the Xe Pian-Xe Nam Noy dam was caused by alterations to the dam design and early filling of the reservoir“

http://www.peoplepower21.org/English/159114


More news coverage

SISAIN - https://www.sisain.co.kr/?mod=news&act=articleView&idxno=32946

KPI News (Korea) -

http://www.kpinews.co.kr/news/articleView.html?idxno=82687

M.EDAILY - http://m.edaily.co.kr/news/news_detail.asp?newsId=383146619373576&mediaCodeNo=257&OutLnkChk=Y&fbclid=IwAR3C-zNFavRJ-LdLtQaQLJmuBQsVaWxYnAOcpGnBMfW38lYYcqPOkYdc

http://www.edaily.co.kr/news/read?newsId=383146619373576&mediaCodeNo=257&OutLnkChk=Y

Transborder News (Thailand) - http://transbordernews.in.th/home/?p=19567&fbclid=IwAR3VYXZa4StALrXmn5EnZHNz5YyN2MZUgHfYmB3sbWiizAVagtSi826aqAA

Hankyoreh - http://english.hani.co.kr/arti/english_edition/e_international/865895.html?fbclid=IwAR2mqXMnwepHGVC_Tz-mN-HSlvACwJJ6Nifbxmn76iNrybOI8IcJQbgqf1U

Hani - http://m.hani.co.kr/arti/politics/assembly/86583.html?pushAndroid=


Visit the campsite in Sanamxai District, Attapeu Province in 2018 

Laos Dam Investment Monitor (LDIM) had a chance to visit the campsite at Sanamxai District in Attapeu Province, Southern Lao PDR after the Xe Pian-Xe Namnoy Dam collapsed in July 2018.