Wed, 22 Nov 2017 01:00:00
Asean rules for Mekong region urged as governments falter
ACADEMICS HAVE SUGGESTED there should be an international Asean declaration to control and enforce good governance and the protection of human rights in the region.
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 14:11:43
Mekong sand-mining claims probed
Interior Minister General Anupong Paojinda said on Tuesday that he had ordered an investigation into allegations that some sand-mining boats on the Mekong River had dug up sand outside of the areas allowed under their permits.
Mon, 13 Nov 2017 01:00:00
Mekong Institute transforms the lives of coffee growers
THAILAND-BASED Mekong Institute (MI) has taken on a mission to improve the lives of coffee growers in Vietnam and the outcome so far is encouraging.
Sat, 04 Nov 2017 14:28:07
‘Poor man’s skywalk’ at Loei draws tourists
Tourists began visiting the so-called “poor man’s skywalk” on top of a mountain in Loei’s Pak Chom district on Saturday morning to enjoy watching the sea of mist over the Mekong River down below.
Sat, 04 Nov 2017 01:00:00
Call for effective management of Mekong amid threats from projects and climate change
SCHOLARS AND environmental conservationists from Thailand and Vietnam called for better and effective management of the Mekong River as Southeast Asia’s longest river was in danger due to climate change and development projects, notably hydropower dams in its mainstream.
Thu, 02 Nov 2017 14:26:51
Navy seizes 210kg of marijuana smuggled across Mekong
A Navy Mekong Patrol unit seized 210 kilograms of marijuana being smuggled from Laos to the Thai side of the Mekong River in Nakhon Phanom.
Thu, 02 Nov 2017 01:00:00
With a surge in the Mekong, China shows disdain
A massive release of reservoir water into the river on short notice is hardly the act of a good neighbour
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 14:18:31
Six smugglers escape as six sacks of meth seized in Nong Khai
Authorities have confiscated a haul of crystal meth worth over Bt238 million in a stakeout in Nong Khai province on Sunday. The drugs couriers got away in the operation on the banks of the Mekong River in the late-night operation, police said.
Fri, 06 Oct 2017 16:08:57
Feast of Naga fireballs for skygazers
Tourists camping out along the Mekong River in Nong Khai on Thursday night were enthralled by the sight of nearly 800 “Naga Bang Fai” fireballs shot into the sky.
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.