• Tue, 25 Jun 2019 16:23
    Body of young Lao boy found on Thai side of Mekong in Loei
    The bloated body of a Lao boy was found on the Thai side of the Mekong River in Loei’s Chiang Khan district on Tuesday morning.
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  • Sat, 22 Jun 2019 01:00
    REPORT: Plight of citizens PUSHED ASIDE by progress
  • Thu, 20 Jun 2019 18:43
    Prayut asks Chinese bank boss for investment 
    Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on Thursday urged China’s Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) to back development in the Mekong region through the Thai-sponsored Ayeyawady-Chao Phraya-Mekong Economic Cooperation Strategy (ACMECS).
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  • Thu, 20 Jun 2019 14:24
    Two Lao men arrested with 100kg of marijuana in Nakhon Phanom
    Two Lao men were arrested on Wednesday night after they allegedly transported 100kg of marijuana across the Mekong River to the bank in Nakhon Phanom’s That Phanom district.
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  • Wed, 19 Jun 2019 01:00
    $200m contribution set for ACMECS fund
    THE Cabinet yesterday decided to set aside a budget of US$200 million (Bt6.4 billion) as contribution for the Ayeyawady-Chao Phraya-Mekong Economic Cooperation Strategy (ACMECS) fund within five years.
  • Fri, 31 May 2019 11:18
    Crystal meth worth over Bt370m seized, but smugglers escape
    More than 250 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine were confiscated after being smuggled across the Mekong River to Thailand’s Mukdahan province, police said on Friday.
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  • Tue, 14 May 2019 14:34
    200,000 meth pills seized on Mekong bank in Mukdahan
    Navy troops seized 200,000 methamphetamine pills smuggled across the Mekong River from Laos to the riverbank in Mukdahan’s Wan Yai district on Monday night.
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  • Sun, 12 May 2019 13:53
    Thailand apparently running low on garlic
    Two Thais and a Lao were arrested on Sunday in the border province of Mukdahan for allegedly smuggling garlic across the Mekong River.
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  • Fri, 10 May 2019 01:00
    Amata gets IFC backing in sustainability push
    THE INTERNATIONAL Finance Corp (IFC) will work with Amata Corp, a provider of smart cities and industrial zones, to develop sustainability projects in Thailand and the broader Mekong region.
  • Wed, 01 May 2019 11:21
    Mekong stakeout nets 480 kilos of marijuana
    Army troops seized 480 kilograms of marijuana smuggled across the Mekong River from Laos into Nakhon Phanom’s That Phanom district on Tuesday night. None of the drug runners was arrested.
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  • Tue, 23 Apr 2019 01:00
    Thailand to sign rail pact with Laos, China
    THAILAND will sign a memorandum of cooperation with China and Laos for a rail link aimed at fulfilling a regional connectivity ambition, when Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-Cha visits Beijing this week for the second Belt and Road Forum, the Foreign Ministry said yesterday.
  • Thu, 11 Apr 2019 01:00
    Authorities work to boost knowledge, as malaria hits Si Sa Ket province
    AFTER MORE than 100 people contracted malaria in 15 months (January 2018 to March 2019) in the northeastern province of Si Sa Ket, health advocates joined forces to provide knowledge about this mosquito-borne disease to workers tapping rubber trees on the Thai-Cambodia border.
  • Tue, 09 Apr 2019 01:00
    Vietjet adds 5 new routes to Mekong Delta centre
    Can Tho city, the economic hub of the Mekong Delta, this week saw a ceremony for five new domestic routes at its international airport as Vietjet added Can Tho–Hai Phong, Can Tho–Vinh (Nghe An province), Can Tho–Thanh Hoa, Can Tho–Nha Trang (Khanh Hoa province) and Can Tho–Dalat (Lam Dong).
  • Fri, 05 Apr 2019 15:32
    Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam cite concerns over Pak Lay dam project in Laos
    The Mekong River Commission (MRC) has raised concerns with Laos over the Pak Lay hydropower dam on the Mekong River.
  • Sat, 30 Mar 2019 01:00
    Answers demanded on Mekong rapids
    An activist who has been fighting for years against the planned dredging of sections of the Mekong River for greater shipping access has called on the authorities to clarify the status of the project, which was supposed to have been cancelled following a meeting between Thai and Chinese officials last month.
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