• Thu, 11 Apr 2019 01:00
    Authorities work to boost knowledge, as malaria hits Si Sa Ket province
    AFTER MORE than 100 people contracted malaria in 15 months (January 2018 to March 2019) in the northeastern province of Si Sa Ket, health advocates joined forces to provide knowledge about this mosquito-borne disease to workers tapping rubber trees on the Thai-Cambodia border.
  • Mon, 04 Feb 2019 01:00
    Loss of wetlands could be devastating: experts
    Damaging projects, ignorance of their importance a major threat to Mekong region.
  • Thu, 13 Dec 2018 07:16
    157 ’new' Mekong species discovered
    A bat that could be a member of an American boy band, a gibbon with a Star Wars name and a toad straight from Tolkien's Middle Earth are among the 157 newly discovered species in the Greater Mekong region described by the world’s scientists in 2017.
  • Sat, 24 Nov 2018 09:13
    Taiwanese meth cooks driving Mekong drug glut: Thai police
    Taiwanese chemists are a driving force behind the glut of meth flooding the Mekong region after they tweaked the recipe to dodge controls on other precursor chemicals, Thai drug cops said Friday.
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  • Tue, 20 Nov 2018 01:00
    Region unprepared for emerging meth epidemic
    Last week, Vientiane played host to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime’s High Level Conference on Transnational Organised Crime in Laos and the Mekong Region. The UNDOC brought together senior Lao officials, international partners, and select experts from neighbouring Mekong countries.
  • Fri, 05 Oct 2018 17:00
    Saving forests must remain a focus for slowing climate change
    Will Mekong region policymakers heed the clarion call by global scientists? Ask China.
  • Sat, 09 Jun 2018 01:00
    Leaders’ summit to give French investments a big boost
    FRENCH INVESTORS have started using Thailand as a business hub in the Mekong region and are placing high hopes on the meeting of the two leaders – Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha and French President Emmanuel Macron – in Paris later this month.
  • Tue, 19 Dec 2017 13:41
    Lizard, turtle among more than 100 new species found in Mekong region
    A Vietnamese 'crocodile lizard' and a Thai turtle found on sale in a local market are among more than 100 new species discovered in the ecologically diverse but threatened Mekong region last year, researchers said Tuesday.
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  • Sun, 26 Nov 2017 01:00
    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.
  • Wed, 22 Nov 2017 01:00
    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.
  • Fri, 04 Aug 2017 01:00
    Fund invests in Mekong region
    Siam Knight Fund Management Securities Co are offering the SKFM Mae Khong fund aimed at retail and institutional investors from August 21-29. The open-ended fund will invest in the Mekong subregion.
  • Thu, 02 Feb 2017 15:02
    Drug resistant malaria strain makes Mekong gains
    An especially drug-resistant type of malaria is becoming dominant in parts of the Mekong region, researchers said Thursday, warning of potentially dire consequences if it makes the leap to India and Africa.
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  • Mon, 19 Dec 2016 11:03
    Rainbow snake, tiny frog among new Mekong species
    A rainbow-headed snake, a tiny frog and a lizard with dragon-like horns are among more than 150 new species confirmed by scientists last year in the ecologically diverse but threatened Mekong region, researchers said on Monday.
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  • Fri, 25 Nov 2016 01:00
    Thai mega-projects threaten last haven for region’s tigers
    Infrastructure such as roads and dams, along with tiger farms and poaching, are a major threat to the survival of wild tigers across the Greater Mekong region and must be addressed by governments and business. The Dawei road project across Myanmar and Thailand’s Dawna-Tenasserim region, is one such challenge, highlighted in a new report released by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) yesterday.
  • Mon, 14 Nov 2016 01:00
    Commission chief insists ‘imperfect’ body has river basin’s interests at heart
    AS THE Mekong region faces intensifying challenges from developments needed by its riparian countries including Laos’ latest mega-project, the Pak Beng Dam, the Mekong River Commission (MRC) insists that it is still the best institutional arrangement to ensure sustainable development for the basin.
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