• Sat, 16 Jun 2018 01:00
    Laos proposes new Mekong power project
    LAOS will undertake a prior consultation with Mekong River Commission (MRC) members over a new Mekong hydropower project, the MRC Secretariat has announced.
  • Sat, 16 Jun 2018 01:00
    Proposed Lao dam ‘a threat to Thailand’
    Critics worry about the impact on northeast from Mekong projects.
  • Wed, 06 Jun 2018 18:02
    Live Lao pangolins seized on Mekong boat
    The Thai authorities on Wednesday morning rescued some 40 live pangolins, weighed 200kg in total, that were smuggled in 10 sacks in a boat across the Mekong River into Chiang Rai's Wiang Kaen district to be sold to restaurants and medicine shops. The pangolins were said to worth at least Bt615,000.
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  • Mon, 04 Jun 2018 11:30
    Meth smugglers foiled in Ubon Ratchathani
    A man arrested in Ubon Ratchathani on Sunday afternoon is accused to be part of a trio smuggling in 12,120 methamphetamine pills and 13.87 grams of crystal meth across the Mekong River.
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  • Wed, 16 May 2018 01:00
    Mekong commission backs Laos’ green initiative
    THE MEKONG River Commission (MRC) has expressed strong support for Laos over its green growth strategy, adding that the inter-governmental organisation is ready to share its resources to ensure this initiative is sustainable.
  • Mon, 14 May 2018 10:10
    Tourists treated to beautiful view of morning mist over Mekong River
    Tourists visiting the famous skywalk overlooking a cliff at a temple in Nong Khai were treated to a wonderful photo opportunity on Monday morning.
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  • Tue, 01 May 2018 01:00
    On your bikes, get set …. Go
    The Great Mekong Bike Ride 2018, an eco-friendly cycling race organised by the Tourism Authority of Thailand in collaboration with Thailand Tri-League, is back and will be taking those who favour pedal power along the mighty Mekong River through Nakhon Phanom, Mukdahan and Sakon Nakhon between May 17 and 20.
  • Mon, 23 Apr 2018 15:01
    Three boys drown in Mekong in Nakhon Phanom
    Three boys drowned while they were cooling off in the Mekong River in Nakhon Phanom’s Tha Uthan district on Sunday afternoon.
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  • Fri, 20 Apr 2018 17:21
    Two arrested with 12,000 meth pills
    Two men were arrested while trying to smuggle 12,145 methamphetamine pills from the Mekong River bank into Nakhon Phanom's Tha Uthane district late on Thursday night, according to the police.
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  • Tue, 17 Apr 2018 09:03
    Lao woman, Thai sister-in-law arrested in Nakhon Phanom on drug trafficking charge
    A Lao woman and her Thai sister-in-law were arrested on Monday night while trying to smuggle 1,995 methamphetamine pills across the Mekong River into Nakhon Phanom.
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  • Mon, 09 Apr 2018 12:31
    Woman arrested with 200,000 meth pills in Nakhon Phanom
    A Nakhon Phanom woman was arrested late Sunday night while trying to smuggle 200,000 methamphetamine pills from the bank of the Mekong River into Muang district.
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  • Fri, 06 Apr 2018 01:00
    Pact calls for talks before major Mekong projects
    LEADERS OF the lower Mekong basin countries – Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam – agreed yesterday to continue implementing rules and procedures for water use under the Mekong River Commission (MRC) in order to regulate controversial projects on Southeast Asia’s longest river.
  • Thu, 05 Apr 2018 12:27
    Chiang Rai forestry official fired over illegal logging
    A temporary Royal Forestry Department official in Chiang Rai has been sacked for allegedly helping illegal loggers transport timber near the Mekong River.
  • Wed, 04 Apr 2018 01:00
    Mekong River dams ‘will harm food security’
    Study claims hydropower development will also increase poverty in the region
  • Tue, 03 Apr 2018 01:00
    Mekong River conference hears of determination to work with LMC
    Sustainability key as two bodies discuss future management of vital waterway.
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