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As the biggest hub of fish farming and processing of Vietnam, the Mekong Delta is now facing saltwater intrusion, drought and pollution caused by the industry. The better control of waste mud promises to improve the environment in the region. "We questioned whether we could improve the process of ...
Although Mekong River serves as a natural border among countries, it also binds six countries where it flows through: Cambodia, China, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam. Cementing what Mekong has naturally joined together, the Greater Mekong Subregion Economic Cooperation Program was ...

Meanwhile, the SET hopes to cater to growing investor interest in the developing Mekong economies by launching a CLMV exposure index. companies listed on the Thai bourse that generate 10% or more of their sales in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar or Vietnam will be selected. Big names such as Siam ...
The Mekong should be on everyone's travel bucket list, and your first glimpse of it - through the stilts of a floating village or between the trunks of a coconut palm forest - stays with you forever. Its journey from China to Vietnam is as wild as you'd expect, winding through tight jungle and rice fields as it passes ...
A Cambodian representative to the Mekong River Commission (MRC) said yesterday that new guidelines for hydropower development agreed to late last month don't fully address threats to the health of the imperiled waterway. Chheang Hong, a representative of the Cambodian government to the MRC, ...
Two of the most critical battle areas of Tet were the northernmost military region of South Vietnam (I Corps) and the southernmost (IV Corps), which contained the Mekong Delta. When Tet occurred, IV Corps became a high priority for the U.S. military Assistance Command Vietnam (MACV) because it was ...

Vietnam-focused private equity firm Mekong capital has announced that its Mekong Enterprise Fund II (MEF II) made a full exit from its investment in Mobile World Investment Joint Stock Company (MWG) at a returns multiple of 57x and IRR of 61.1 per cent, according to a press release. The final block of 5 ...
Chiang Mai, 29 January 2018: Appealing to movie makers, the kind who thrive on YouTube, the Mekong Tourism office officially launched its Mekong Minis at the ASEAN Tourism Forum last week. The best of the videos will win prices and be recognised at the Mekong Tourism Forum that travels to ...
Kunming, Jan. 18 (Xinhua) -- Trade volume between southwest China's Yunnan Province with five countries along the Lancang-Mekong River grew by 13.4 percent year-on-year to reach 81 billion yuan (about 12 billion U.S. dollars) in 2017, customs in the provincial capital Kunming said Thursday.
The Phnom Penh Post reported today that Medusa Mining, an Australian company, plans to invest $3 million over four years in explorations for gold, copper, oil, gas and precious stones in tributaries of the Mekong River in Cambodia. Irrawaddy river dolphins, an endangered species of cetacean, live in the ...
Beijing, Jan. 17 (Xinhua) -- The latest Lancang-Mekong leaders' meeting has proved to be a summit not paying lip service, but yielding tangible results, bringing the countries closer to a community of shared future. Leaders of China, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam talked about ...
(L-R) Thailand's Prime Minster Prayut Chan-ocha, Vietnam's Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Chinese premier Li Keqiang, Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen, Laos Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith and Myanmar Vice President Myint Swe pose during the second Mekong-Lancang Cooperation ...
Low and lean, the Aqua Mekong -- one of two ships belonging to Aqua Expeditions, a cruise line launched a decade ago on the Amazon river -- was custom-built for this specific waterway in Southeast Asia. The vessel features just 20 cabins, each with floor-to-ceiling glass walls that reveal every second ...
When China and the leaders of nations along the Mekong River meet on Wednesday at the Lancang-Mekong Cooperation summit in Cambodia, a top item will be mapping out a five-year development plan that would include building hydropower dams and other projects for the region - pointing to its ...
PHNOM PENH, Jan. 6 (Xinhua) -- Chinese premier Li Keqiang's upcoming official visit to Cambodia will be of great significance to Lancang-Mekong cooperation and China-Cambodia ties, Chinese Ambassador to Cambodia Xiong Bo said in a recent signed article. This year marks the 60th anniversary of ...
The route makes its way along the Mekong River from Thailand's Golden Triangle to Vientiane, the ancient capital of Laos, and now Unesco World Heritage city of Luang Prabang. Minor Hotels Dillip Rajakarier CEO said: "Our guests are travellers who desire not just a unique travel experience, but one ...
The Office of Narcotics Control Board (ONCB) will continue to work closely with narcotics suppression units of five countries along the Mekong River under the "Safe Mekong" project to fight illicit drugs threat in the sub-region. Deputy Prime Minister and Justice Minister ACM Prajin Juntong, who oversees ...

Chinese premier Li Keqiang's visit to Cambodia will be of great significance to Lancang-Mekong cooperation and China-Cambodia ties, a senior diplomat has said. Li will attend the second Lancang-Mekong River Cooperation (LMC) leaders' meeting in Phnom Penh and pay an official visit to Cambodia ...
Researchers have presented a new algorithm to help dam operators protect - and possibly improve - food supplies and businesses throughout the Mekong river basin, with the research expected to be applicable to other large river systems around the world. Arizona State University professor John Sabo ...
Beijing, Jan. 4 (Xinhua) -- Chinese premier Li Keqiang will attend the second Lancang-Mekong River Cooperation (LMC) leaders' meeting in Phnom Penh and pay an official visit to Cambodia from Jan. 10 to 11. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang made the announcement on Thursday.
The Mekong River is the lifeblood of Southeast Asia. Millions of Cambodians and Vietnamese who call the Mekong Delta home are dependent on the river's bounty for their livelihood, and fishing has been a way of life here since time immemorial. The river's flow varies dramatically from season to season, ...
Foreign ministers from the six countries through which the Mekong flows met in southwestern China last month to approve a draft of a five-year development plan for the river. But as state leaders prepare to finalise the proposal at a meeting in Cambodia later this month, environmental groups have ...
One particularly rich area for such discoveries is the Southeast Asian region called the Greater Mekong. It's a place so dense with yet-to-be-identified lifeforms that each year, the World Wildlife Fund releases reports detailing all of the new species identified there. This year's report identifies 115 new Greater ...
Every year scientists announce dozens of new species discovered in the region surrounding the Mekong, which flows through China, Thailand, Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam. WWF says the manmade threat to the animals' habitats remains "massive" but the discovery of new species gives ...
To adapt the riverine environment and fish in the Mekong River to changing flow conditions caused by the construction of dams and the operation of hydroelectric facilities, the extent of the flood pulse is paramount, according to research published in science magazine. Other key factors include the variance ...
Last week, the United States and Vietnam jointly launched the most recent iteration of what has become an annual disaster response exercise and exchange for the mainland Southeast Asian states along the Mekong River, one of the world's largest, longest, and most resource-rich rivers. The initiative was ...
Thai stock exchange to launch pan-Mekong board and index. Moves aim to boost exposure to Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam. YUKAKO ONO, Nikkei staff writer. The Stock Exchange of Thailand is hoping to cater to growing investor interest in the developing Mekong economies. (Photo by Takaki ...
Hydropower developers and representatives of the Mekong River Commission member countries met last week for the last time before finalising guidelines to mitigate the negative impacts of dam construction on the Mekong River, though conservationists expressed doubts about whether such guidelines ...
This weekend, the Little Mekong Night market returns to a completely new location -- Lowertown St. Paul. Bold North, the association's first-ever Winter Night Market, will run from 5 to 10 p.m. Saturday at the St. Paul farmers' Market space at 290 E. Fifth St. The Black Dog will host a beer garden, the stilt ...
While the prevailing narrative tends to be that the South China Sea increasingly has become the main theatre of hegemonic competition between superpowers, this view tends to miss Asia's other brewing water conflict in the Mekong Delta. Decades down the road, this area could be an even more ...
In exchange for aid and investments, China gets access to natural resources such as oil, gas and timber, and can garner support for building dams along the Mekong River. Cambodia also supports China in its ongoing territorial dispute over the South China Sea. Premier Li announced that China is offering ...
China and five Southeast Asian countries have set goals for developing the Mekong River area, but experts wonder if the group can succeed. Leaders of the five countries met with Chinese premier Li Keqiang in early January in the Cambodian capital, Phnom Penh. This was the second leaders' meeting of ...
NAY PYI TAW, Myanmar 8 December 2017 - Representatives from Cambodia, China, the Lao People's Democratic Republic, Myanmar, Thailand and Viet Nam today called for accelerated action to eliminate malaria in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) by the year 2030. The call comes amid concern ...
Hong Kong -- At Monument Books, a bookstore in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, the magazine racks are stacked with copies of The Economist and other titles from Britain, Australia, France and the United States. But one top-selling magazine there was founded in Phnom Penh and takes its name -- Mekong ...
This will lead to loss of nutrients vital for the basin's fisheries and for soil fertility in the floodplains along the entire basin, especially the Tonle Sap in Cambodia and the Mekong delta in Vietnam. Poor rural populations that depend on the river for irrigation, soil fertility, fisheries or water-related natural ...
Set up in 2015, the Lancang-Mekong Cooperation forum brings together the Mekong basin countries China, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. While other cooperative efforts in the Mekong basin mostly focus on infrastructure and economic development, the Lancang-Mekong scheme ...
Beijing, Dec. 7 (Xinhua) -- The third Lancang-Mekong Cooperation (LMC) foreign ministers' meeting will be held on Dec. 15 in Dali, southwest China's Yunnan Province, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang said Thursday. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Cambodian Foreign Minister Prak ...
3Faculty of ecology, evolution and environmental science, school of Life sciences, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287, USA. 4National Social Ecological Synthesis Center (SESYNC), University of Maryland, Annapolis, MD 21401, USA. 5School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, University of ...
The study, "Case study on sediment in the Mekong River Basin: Current state and future trends", indicates that mainstream and tributary infrastructure development, riverbed mining, land use change and climate change are the main factors leading to a drastic reduction in sediment loads in the mainstream ...
Amid the rafts, boats, ferries and sampans on the Mekong, there is a gleaming new ship. Launched in September, Indochine II is all tasteful elegance. From the swimming pool on the sun deck to the massage room three floors below, the 62-passenger vessel has the feel of a modern European boutique ...
Castro restaurant diners can look forward to a new eatery in the neighborhood: Indo Restaurant is opening in the former Mekong Kitchen space. Hoodline spoke with business owner Bryan Lew, who told us that the new restaurant will open in early Spring 2018. Along with business partner and chef Tommy ...
29 November 2017, Pattaya, Thailand - Today, the Mekong River Commission (MRC) Council comprising water and environment ministers of Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Viet Nam gathered for its Twenty-Fourth Meeting in Pattaya, Thailand. The meeting was to review the MRC work in 2017 and ...
For centuries, Mekong River communities cherished a special relationship with this aquatic mammal. In Sambor, Cambodia, Saron, a 60-year ...
The RV Mekong Pandaw was built in 2002 and is a replica of the heritage ships of the Irrawaddy Flotilla Company (IFC). From the 1860s to ...
CITIES IN the Mekong River region are facing common challenges from urbanisation, experts say. These cities are seeing their heritage roots ...
According to a report on Vietnam state television, the damming of the Mekong would have a drastic effect on the Mekong Delta, which is home ...
PHNOM PENH, Nov 14 2017 (IPS) - In Laos, the lush forests are alive with the whines of drills that pierce the air. On the Mekong, a giant ...
When it was launched in 2005, the goal of the President's Malaria Initiative (PMI) was to reduce malaria-related mortality by 50% across 15 ...
The Mekong River crossing at the place there the Pak Beng dam is supposed to be built and (inset) architectural plans for the dam. (Main photo ...
COM [Seafood News] - November 14, 2017 Pangasius farm Gate Prices Hit Record After Rains in Mekong Pangasius prices in Vietnam are at ...


 

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