Sat, 23 Sep 2017 18:14:16
Lower Mekong dam decision to be appealed
The Rak Chiang Khong conservation group will file an appeal against the Administrative Court’s dismissal of its complaint against Thai authorities involving the Pak Bang dam, the third dam planned along the Lower Mekong River, as they are worried about its potential impacts.
Sat, 23 Sep 2017 01:00:00
Regional aviation trends to be discussed
Amadeus and the Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office (MTCO) are jointly organising the first Mekong Trends Aviation Seminar in Bangkok on October 10.
Wed, 20 Sep 2017 16:45:08
Regional ministers agree on better food safety
Food Industry Asia (FIA) has pledged to support the six countries in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) in building capacity and strengthening food safety systems across the region.
Mon, 18 Sep 2017 13:29:20
Experts meet over environmental concerns about Ayeyarwady development
A group of Mekong experts are sharing their experiences in assessing the value of biodiversity and ecological services of the Mekong with researchers and policy makers in the basin of the Chindwin River, the largest tributary of Myanmar' longest river, the Ayeyarwady during the two-day workshop hosted by the Stockholm Environment Institute.
Fri, 15 Sep 2017 12:32:28
New Mekong bridge opens, linking Xayaboury and Vientiane provinces
A newly built bridge crossing the Mekong River and connecting the provinces of Xayaboury and Vientiane has opened, and is the third bridge linking Xayaboury with neighbouring provinces.
Thu, 31 Aug 2017 14:29:09
Luang Prabang waterfall makes an even bigger splash in the rainy season
LUANG PRABANG, Laos (Vientiane Times/ANN) -- Laos is endowed with abundant natural beauty including numerous rivers. The Mekong passes through the Khonephapheng waterfall in Champassak province, which is considered to be one of the largest falls in the world, and water is central to Laos’ attraction for tourists.
Thu, 24 Aug 2017 11:46:50
Chinese firm to invest US$100m in trade and tourism project
Authorities have given the green light for a Chinese company to develop an area close to the Lao-Thai Friendship Bridge crossing the Mekong River in Bokeo as part of urban development in the province.
Tue, 22 Aug 2017 01:00:00
PM’s Mekong vision to bring light to heart of darkness
Re: “PM aims to turn Northeast into ‘Mekong economic hub’”, The Sunday Nation, August 20.
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 01:00:00
PM aims to turn Northeast into ‘Mekong economic hub’
THE GOVERNMENT has its eyes set on developing the Northeast to become the “Mekong economic hub”, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said yesterday, ahead of a mobile Cabinet meeting to be held in the region.
Sat, 19 Aug 2017 16:36:10
Cabinet has grand vision for development of Northeast
Government spokesman Lt General Sansern Kaewkamnerd said on Saturday that the Cabinet had its eyes set on developing the Northeast to become the “Mekong economic hub”.
Fri, 04 Aug 2017 01:00:00
Fund invests in Mekong region
Siam Knight Fund Management Securities Co are offering the SKFM Mae Khong fund aimed at retail and institutional investors from August 21-29. The open-ended fund will invest in the Mekong subregion.
Sat, 15 Jul 2017 01:00:00
Mekong Institute shifts its aid focus
THE Mekong Institute is revisiting its performance targets following geo-economic changes in the Greater Mekong Subregion amid Asean’s economic integration.
Sat, 15 Jul 2017 01:00:00
ADB eyes synergies in agro sector
THE ASIAN Development Bank is close to finalising its five-year action plan for 2018-22 that promotes agricultural-based value chains across the Greater Mekong Subregion.
Fri, 14 Jul 2017 07:00:00
Nakhon Phanom to host 2018 Mekong Tourism Forum
Next year, the annual Mekong Tourism Forum will be hosted by the enigmatic border province of Nakhon Phanom in Thailand’s Northeast.
Tue, 11 Jul 2017 16:55:00
Nakhon Phanom all set to host regional meeting
Nakhon Phanom has been selected to host the Mekong Tourism Forum 2018, its Governor announced this week.