• Fri, 18 Jan 2019 12:14
    Cambodian picked to guide Mekong Commission strategy
    The Mekong River Commission (MRC) announced on Friday it had named Cambodian development expert An Pich Hatda as chief executive officer.
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  • Thu, 17 Jan 2019 13:17
    Lao man arrested, 350kg of marijuana seized in Nakhon Phanom
    A Lao man was arrested in Nakhon Phanom's That Phanom district after he and others allegedly smuggled 350 kilogrammes of marijuana across the Mekong River into Thailand, police said.
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  • Thu, 03 Jan 2019 01:00
    Troubled waters
    Mekong’s future remains uncertain as Thailand lights fuse on rapids-blasting project  
  • Tue, 01 Jan 2019 17:34
    Village community holds merit-making rite for spirit of murder victim found floating in Mekong
    Residents of Ban Samran Nua (Moo 2) in tambon At-Samart, in Nakhon Phanom’s Mueang district, on Tuesday held a merit-making ceremony for the spirit of a man whose badly decomposed body was found floating in the Mekong River on December 29 near the village pavilion’s pier.
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  • Thu, 20 Dec 2018 18:18
    Chinese and Thai companies to develop golden triangle tourist boats
    Chinese and Thai companies have signed three documents at northern Thailand's Chiang Saen port in a bid to develop boat trips along the Lancang-Mekong River.
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  • Fri, 14 Dec 2018 16:15
    LoxSim enters Mekong Subregion market
    Loxley Simulation Technology(LoxSim) and Mekong Institute (MI) joined in a new collaboration which aims to promote the usage of “Green Logistics” through utilization of a new environmental friendly state of the art training technology for the Greater Mekong Subregion.
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  • Thu, 13 Dec 2018 07:16
    157 ’new' Mekong species discovered
    A bat that could be a member of an American boy band, a gibbon with a Star Wars name and a toad straight from Tolkien's Middle Earth are among the 157 newly discovered species in the Greater Mekong region described by the world’s scientists in 2017.
  • Sat, 01 Dec 2018 14:57
    Germany, EU roll out funding to accelerate lower Mekong projects
    Germany and the EU continue to grant new funding, worth €8.92 million ($10.15 million), to the Mekong River Commission (MRC) to enhance the Mekong cross-border water cooperation among the lower Mekong countries – Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam, said an MRC press release The Post received on Thursday.
  • Wed, 28 Nov 2018 12:03
    Residents fear Mekong blasting to proceed
    Residents living along the Mekong River in Chiang Rai’s Chiang Khong district have expressed strong opposition to a public hearing on China’s plans to blast away a stretch of rapids, saying there was no need for more talk about the proposal, which they would not tolerate.
  • Sat, 24 Nov 2018 09:13
    Taiwanese meth cooks driving Mekong drug glut: Thai police
    Taiwanese chemists are a driving force behind the glut of meth flooding the Mekong region after they tweaked the recipe to dodge controls on other precursor chemicals, Thai drug cops said Friday.
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  • Tue, 20 Nov 2018 01:00
    Region unprepared for emerging meth epidemic
    Last week, Vientiane played host to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime’s High Level Conference on Transnational Organised Crime in Laos and the Mekong Region. The UNDOC brought together senior Lao officials, international partners, and select experts from neighbouring Mekong countries.
  • Mon, 19 Nov 2018 10:18
    538 kg of marijuana seized in Nakhon Phanom
    The Nakhon Phanom Mekong patrol command seized 538 kilogrammes of marijuana smuggled across the river from Laos early Monday.
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  • Mon, 19 Nov 2018 01:00
    More talk on Pak Bang Dam, but is anyone listening?
    THE THAI delegation at a meeting this week on a third dam planned for the Lower Mekong River at Pak Bang in Laos urged the Chinese project developer, Datang Corp, to conduct a transboundary study to resolve outstanding issues.
  • Tue, 13 Nov 2018 10:51
    Two alleged mules arrested in Bueng Kan, pills and crystal seized
    Two young motorcyclists were arrested for allegedly trying to smuggle nearly 14,000 meth pills and 720 grams of "ice" from the Mekong riverbank into Bueng Kan early on Tuesday.
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  • Tue, 13 Nov 2018 01:00
    The tussle with China in the Mekong basin
    Countries in the lower Mekong basin are in need of a collective strategy to secure their future, given China’s control of the river upstream and ongoing changes in global geo-politics.
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