• 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.
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  • 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.
  • Mon, 05 Jun 2017 14:41:18
    1,000kg of marijuana found abandoned along Mekong River
    Border patrol police seized 1,000 kilograms of marijuana found abandoned on the banks of the Mekong River in Nakhon Phanom’s Tha Uthane early Monday.
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  • Thu, 01 Jun 2017 12:59:09
    Navy foils marijuana shipment across Mekong
    A Lao man was arrested in Nakhon Phanom early on Thursday for allegedly attempting to smuggle 840 kilograms of marijuana across the Mekong River. 
    Breaking News
  • Sun, 28 May 2017 01:00:00
    Give the Mekong River Commission a fair chance
    It is surprising and worrying to see that so many newspaper articles on the Mekong channel improvement and so-called “rock-blasting”, written by so-called experts, are popping up at least once a week in the international press.
  • Sat, 27 May 2017 14:49:41
    430kg of marijuana found near Mekong bank in Bueng Kan
    Troops and police seized 430 kilograms of marijuana found abandoned on a roadside near the banks of the Mekong River in Bueng Kan province’s Bueng Khong Long late on Friday night.
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  • Thu, 18 May 2017 12:04:03
    Thais offer final verdict on Lao dam
    The level of public participation in planning for the Pak Beng Dam that Laos wants to build on the Mekong River was among concerns raised at a meeting on Thursday. 
  • Tue, 16 May 2017 16:22:59
    Vietnam urges Laos to rethink Mekong River dams
    Can Tho  - Vietnam wants Lao to reconsider the Pak Beng hydropower project as its environmental impacts to the Mekong Delta will strike Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos badly. 
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