• Tue, 17 Oct 2017 15:21:40
    Anupong urges calm, says authorities in control of northern run-off situation
    Interior Minister General Anupong Paochinda on Tuesday affirmed that Bangkok residents should not be worried over the potential danger of flooding from northern run-offs, as the Royal Irrigation Department was in control of water in dams and 12 water-retention fields in upstream areas could absorb floodwater before it reached the capital.
    Breaking News
  • Mon, 16 Oct 2017 01:00:00
    ‘No release of water’ from northern dams
    THE ELECTRICITY Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) said yesterday it has not released water from Bhumibol and Sirikit dams since early this month, dismissing a rumour that the two major dams in the north had sent water downstream on the weekend, exacerbating flooding in Bangkok.
    national
  • Sun, 15 Oct 2017 14:16:45
    EGAT dismisses water-release rumours
    The Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) has not released water from Bhumibol and Sirikit dams since early this month, a senior official said on Sunday.
    national
  • Fri, 13 Oct 2017 01:00:00
    Floods not as bad as 2011 crisis despite inundation: authorities
    Prominent expert says three incoming storms could wreak
    national
  • Wed, 16 Aug 2017 07:42:55
    Naturalist David Attenborough earns his wings
    PARIS - David Attenborough finally earned his wings Wednesday after scientists named a 100-million-year-old damselfly after the veteran British broadcaster and naturalist.
    Breaking News
  • Sat, 05 Aug 2017 01:00:00
    Discharges threaten lives downstream
    Water released from dams in the Chi river basin add to flood misery
    national
  • Mon, 31 Jul 2017 13:54:33
    Rasi Salai dams open wide as floodwaters near 
    Officials on Monday opened higher the water gates of the Rasi Salai dam in Si Sa Ket to accelerate the release of water in anticipation of floodwaters from upstream northeastern provinces.
    Breaking News
  • Thu, 27 Jul 2017 01:00:00
    Dam gates to be opened amid heavy rains
    WITH TROPICAL depression Sonca looming and heavy rainfall expected, the Royal Irrigation Department has ordered water released from 11 major dams in the North, Northeast and Central region. There is a possibility of flooding in Ang Thong and Ayutthaya.
    national
  • Wed, 26 Jul 2017 13:18:45
    Dams unplugged as ‘Sonca’ threatens heavy rains 
    With tropical depression Sonca looming and heavy rainfall expected, the Royal Irrigation Department has ordered water released from 11 major dams in the North, Northeast and Central region. 
    Breaking News
  • Tue, 27 Jun 2017 01:00:00
    Regional plan for the Mekong has failed
    Much has been written about the building of hydropower dams in the upper reaches of the Mekong River and their role in causing droughts in the Mekong delta region in Vietnam.
    opinion
  • Sat, 24 Jun 2017 01:00:00
    Farmers asked to change crop cycle to enable water catchment zones plan
    AROUND 50,000 farmers in four provinces in the North have been told to grow crops on other land, as the Royal Irrigation Department (RID) plans to create 69 water retention reservoirs – or “monkey cheek” dams – on their land to store up to 2 billion cubic metres of water during the wet season.
    national
  • Fri, 16 Jun 2017 20:09:55
    Upstream projects risk Mekong Delta disaster
    Vietnamese worry about serious harm from dams, other projects on river.
    national
  • Mon, 05 Jun 2017 01:00:00
    Regional cooperation ‘key’ to Mekong projects
    Vietnam very concerned about impact from dams
    business
  • Thu, 01 Jun 2017 01:00:00
    Where are the guardians of democracy?
    John Adams, the second president of the United States, put it succinctly in 1780 when he said, “We are a government of laws, not of men”.
    your say
  • Tue, 16 May 2017 16:22:59
    Vietnam urges Laos to rethink Mekong River dams
    Can Tho  - Vietnam wants Lao to reconsider the Pak Beng hydropower project as its environmental impacts to the Mekong Delta will strike Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos badly. 
    ASEAN+
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