• 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.
    Breaking News
  • 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.
    Breaking News
  • 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.
  • 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.
    Breaking News
  • 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.
    Breaking News
  • 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.
  • 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.
    Breaking News
  • 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.
  • Wed, 28 Jun 2017 01:00:00
    Bargain fares in the rain
    Thai Smile welcomes the rainy season with super-low fares for domestic flights starting at Bt1,150 and Bt2,480 for international flights.
  • Tue, 27 Jun 2017 01:00:00
    Regional plan for the Mekong has failed
    Much has been written about the building of hydropower dams in the upper reaches of the Mekong River and their role in causing droughts in the Mekong delta region in Vietnam.
  • Sun, 18 Jun 2017 14:20:00
    Messing about on the river
    Escape city life and appreciate the beauty of nature by signing up for the next Mekong River Cruise from Vientiane to Luang Prabang that will take place from June 26 to 30.
  • Fri, 09 Jun 2017 01:00:00
    Why Thai communities are defending their rights to the Mekong River in court
    Yesterday, representatives of the Chiang Khong Conservation Group and communities living along the Mekong River in Thailand filed a lawsuit in the Administrative Court over the proposed Pak Beng Dam upstream in Laos. 
  • Fri, 09 Jun 2017 01:00:00
    State agencies face legal dispute over Pak Beng dam
    CITIZENS from eight Thai provinces along the Mekong River are suing state agencies because they claim there was inadequate public participation in planning for the Pak Beng hydropower dam, which is being built by Laos.
  • Thu, 08 Jun 2017 11:49:28
    Thai agencies sued on row over Lao dam
    Citizens of eight Thai provinces along the Mekong River are suing state agencies because they believe there was inadequate public participation in planning for the Pak Beng hydropower dam to be built by Laos.
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