• Thu, 18 Oct 2018 19:00
    Madams, ex-cop handed another 183-309 years in Mae Hong Son child-prostitution case
    The Ratchadaphisek Criminal Court on Thursday increased the jail tariff for two “madams” and a former senior cop by 183 years and 309 years respectively, over charges linked to the “owl tattoo” prostitution racket in Mae Hong Son.
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  • Thu, 04 Oct 2018 03:00
    Upstream dams a threat to tomatoes, farmers
    THAILAND’S finest tomato production areas along Mekong River in the northeastern region have suffered serious impacts from dams in the lower Mekong River Basin, causing financial distress for the local farmers and threatening their livelihoods.
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  • Wed, 03 Oct 2018 01:00
    Mekong communities urged to organise emergency plans
    A COMMUNITIES-LED emergency response plan is being advocated to cope with water hazards and dam disasters on the entire Mekong River Basin, as climate change magnifies the threats of water disasters posed by dams.
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  • Mon, 17 Sep 2018 12:44
    Swollen dams releasing water faster in Lop Buri, Ayutthaya
    Red flags went up at the Rama VI Dam in Ayutthaya on Monday to warn people downstream on the Pa Sak River to brace for rising water levels.
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  • Fri, 14 Sep 2018 16:56
    Dams increase water release
    After heavy rain this week, Srinakarin Dam in Kanchanaburi's Sri Sawat district has increased its water-releasing by 1 million cubic metres per day until September 30, as it now contains 91.8 per cent its capacity.
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  • Fri, 14 Sep 2018 08:46
    Development of hydropower 'must be safe', PM tells World Economic Forum
    Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith told the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Hanoi, Vietnam, on Wednesday that the development of hydroelectricity dams in Laos must be safe and environmentally friendly.
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  • Thu, 13 Sep 2018 01:00
    Storms bring portents of heavy rains next week
    THAILAND is bracing for a series of heavy rains brought by two approaching storms during the next seven days, while people living downstream of dams asked for thoughtful water management to minimise impacts from water discharge.
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  • Sat, 08 Sep 2018 09:26
    Dams can cope with weekend storms: authorities 
    The water regulation authorities claim they are prepared for heavy rain during the weekend and the situation is under control.
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  • Tue, 28 Aug 2018 15:34
    Flood, landslide alerts for areas downstream from six dams
    Areas downstream from six dams have been warned of possible flooding, river overflowing and landslides due to the deluge of water being released from the brimming reservoirs, Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department (DPMD) chief Chayapol Thitisak said on Tuesday.
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  • Thu, 23 Aug 2018 01:00
    Amid rising threat Phetchaburi takes anti-flood measures
    SANDBAGS are being piled up along the banks of Phetchaburi River in Phetchaburi province’s economic zone as water levels are getting dangerously high.
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  • Wed, 15 Aug 2018 01:00
    Bebinca set to bring heavy downpours
    Authorities get ready for onslaught; keep close watch on brimming dams.
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  • Fri, 10 Aug 2018 19:20
    Mekong Commission starts Laos new-dam consult same week as govt announces freeze
    The Mekong River Commission (MRC) has kicked off a consultation process on Laos’s latest proposed hydropower project on the mainstream of the river even though the government in Vientiane last week announced a review of dams after the recent disaster.
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  • Wed, 08 Aug 2018 09:10
    Laos' govt to inspect all dam standards, shelve new hydro projects
    The government has announced it will examine the safety standards applied to the construction of hydropower dams across the country following the deadly disaster caused by the collapse of a dam in Attapeu province.
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  • Wed, 08 Aug 2018 06:52
    Give peas a chance: Gerry Adams writes a cookbook
    Gerry Adams, the veteran Irish republican once deemed so dangerous that his voice was dubbed on British television, is writing a cookbook, his Sinn Fein party said Tuesday.
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  • Tue, 07 Aug 2018 12:18
    Dams in lower Northeast in good shape
    All 77 reservoirs in the lower Northeast are stable and able to accommodate much more water, an Irrigation Department official has said, dispelling fears of dams collapsing.
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