• Tue, 20 Feb 2018 12:55:50
    Hydropower construction 90% complete
    Construction of the Xayaboury run-of-river hydropower project on the Mekong River has been 90 per cent completed with commissioning for commercial operation slated for next year, the project developer informed the nation’s President Bounnhang Vorachit on Friday.
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  • Fri, 02 Feb 2018 10:16:50
    Increase cooperation ‘will benefit Lancang-Mekong inhabitants’
    The Lancang-Mekong River, which stretches for nearly 5,000 kilometres, plays such a big part in our lives. It is a gift from nature and embodies a natural bond of mutual support.  Our cooperation came into being because of our shared river, and the proper use of water resources shall thus be one of our priorities in cooperation.
  • Tue, 30 Jan 2018 11:03:54
    Shopkeepers rush to make hay as Mekong unveils its dry side
    Local people have built makeshift food and drink shops on sand dunes in the middle of the Mekong River in the That Phanom district of Nakhon Phanom province, as a source of income during the upcoming dry season.
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  • Sun, 21 Jan 2018 15:34:51
    Fisherman arrested with yaba at Mekong River pier
    A local fisherman was arrested and 3,951 yaba pills seized at the Ban Na Kha Tha Pier in Nakhon Phanom’s Ban Phaeng district on Sunday morning, said Commander Krit Kongsri, head of the Ban Phaeng-based naval patrol unit on the Mekong River.
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  • Tue, 16 Jan 2018 01:00:00
    Chiang Rai locals still oppose Lao hydropower dam after meet with Laos officials
    LAOS AUTHORITIES and the developer of the Pak Beng hydropower dam project failed in a meeting yesterday to relieve concerns of local people living along the Mekong River in Thailand about the impacts of a dam now under construction on the river.
  • Thu, 11 Jan 2018 07:00:00
    Mekong leaders fail to raise environmental concerns at summit in Phnom Penh
    ENVIRONMENTAL conservationists expressed concern over the negative impact of development projects in the Mekong River as leaders of six riparian states failed to address related issues clearly during the second Lancang-Mekong Cooperation (LMC) summit in Phnom Penh yesterday.
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  • Wed, 10 Jan 2018 01:00:00
    Prayut to push for sustainable water use at meeting of Mekong countries
    PRIME MINISTER General Prayut Chan-o-cha is expected to push for sustainable water use among countries along the lower part of the Mekong River when he attends the 2nd Lancang Mekong Cooperation (LMC) summit in Phnom Penh today.
  • Wed, 03 Jan 2018 18:16:08
    Cabinet to discuss Mekong River agreements
    Cabinet on Wednesday endorsed two documents for Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha to jointly approve when he attends the second summit of the Lancang-Mekong Cooperation group (LMC) in Phnom Penh next Wednesday.
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  • Wed, 03 Jan 2018 01:00:00
    Multiple Mekong forums risk igniting rivalry
    LEADERS FROM six riparian states along the Mekong River will be busy this year as meetings on many cooperation schemes in the region are scheduled in a situaton that observers have said is overlapping. 
  • Sat, 23 Dec 2017 01:00:00
    China offers assurances on Mekong's use
    China has pledged its cooperation on water-resource management and protection of the environment of the Mekong River, but is unlikely to become a full member of the Mekong River Commission (MRC), Chinese officials said this week.
  • Thu, 21 Dec 2017 15:14:16
    Mekong activists demand international law regulating development projects
    A network of Thai people living along the Mekong River are advocating an international law to protect the environment and human rights regarding international investments in the river basin, as the major lifeline is threatened by multiple projects.
  • Sat, 16 Dec 2017 01:00:00
    Mekong River foreign ministers agree to five-year action plan for cooperation
    DALI, CHINA - FOREIGN MINISTERS from six countries that straddle the Mekong River adopted a five-year action plan of cooperation when they met in Dali, southwest China, yesterday.
  • Thu, 07 Dec 2017 01:00:00
    Drastic reduction in Mekong sediment flows much larger than expected: new study
    A new study shows that sediment transport and deposition in the Mekong River have been drastically altered due in part to infrastructure development, riverbed mining, land use change and climate change.
  • Fri, 01 Dec 2017 18:40:00
    76kg heroin seized in Nong Khai after shootout
    Police seized 76 kilograms of heroin while they were being smuggled across the Mekong River from Laos following a shootout with a group of foreign traffickers early yesterday.
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  • Sun, 26 Nov 2017 01:00:00
    Mekong region cities ‘face same problems’
    CITIES IN the Mekong River region are facing common challenges from urbanisation, experts say. These cities are seeing their heritage roots disappear as they grow too quickly, and their residents don’t have the chance to set their own path for urban development.
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