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Mekong has worked since its launch here to familiarise Vizagites with the Pan Asian food culture. Now, launching the Bento Box is their attempt at offering an ideal lunch option for those who are in the mood for something different, and most ...
Meanwhile, the latest report of the Ministry of agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) showed that the whole Mekong River Delta has suffered 406 landslides with a total length of 891 kilometers, including 393 river bank erosions with a total length ...

landslides along riverbanks and coastal areas in the Mekong Delta region has frequently increased in recent time, causing a huge loss of property and agricultural production.
The company charged with developing a trade route along the Mekong River (the state-owned Chinese Communications Construction Company) is set to dynamite river islands on a 900-kilometre section of the river that passes from the Chinese province of ...
The sighting of Chinese surveyor boats in the Mekong River off Chiang Rai last month set off alarm bells for environmentalists, activists and local villagers who fear the beginning of the end of the ecological richness which is threatened by reef blasting.
Little Mekong, the neighborhood surrounding Western and University Avenue, is eclectic and diverse (much like the people who call it home).

Apparently, Mars has become the Las Vegas of planets, at least in the eyes of screenwriters looking for a convenient place to add some tourist-appeal to their next sci-fi drama.
We cruised the Mekong, the "Mother River," from Vietnam into Cambodia during late March with AmaWaterways, visiting floating markets and riverside villages where houses rise on stilts.
The company charged with developing a trade route along the Mekong River (the state-owned Chinese Communications Construction Company) is set to dynamite river islands on a 900-kilometer section of the river that passes from the Chinese province of ...
China's plans to blast large parts of the Mekong river to allow larger ships to travel south from Yunnan Province to Laos have attracted the ire of environmentalists.
The forum was arranged by the Mekong River Commission, MRC, who is behind the hydropower project. MRC is an inter-governmental organisation that works directly with the governments of Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam to jointly manage the ...
He suggested the localities cultivate other plants and shift economic models as the Mekong Delta is suffering serious drought, saltwater intrusion and landslides as impacts of climate change.
"We believe the express delivery sector in Viet Nam offers tremendous opportunity for growth, particularly thanks to the ever-increasing demand from the country's retail and e-commerce industries," Chad Ovel, partner at Mekong capital, said in a statement.
The Mekong Delta will disappear in the next several decades once Pak Beng Dam and another 10 planned hydropower dams are built on the Mekong River in Laos and Cambodia, warned environmental experts. "Vietnam wants all upstream Mekong River ...
VietNamNet Bridge - The Mekong Delta will disappear in the next several decades once Pak Beng Dam and another 10 planned hydropower dams are built on the Mekong River in Laos and Cambodia, delegates warned at a conference on Saturday in the ...
"We need to study the impact of this project to the Mekong River in detail, the plants, animals, everything, to see if it's worth it, to see what we gain and what we lose," said Niwat Roykaew, a community leader at the Mekong school for Local Knowledge.
Vietnam-focused private equity firm Mekong capital has made an undisclosed investment in logistics company Nhat Tin Investment Trading Development JSC through its Mekong Enterprise Fund III (MEF III). The fund has completed the first round of this ...

Environmental groups in Thailand are concerned about China's plan to blast shallow parts of the Mekong River to allow heavy shipping.
seas are not so common in the region but parallels exist in the Mekong River Commission's SEA of mainstream hydropower projects in 2010 and a sector assessment of electricity distribution in the Greater Mekong Subregion. In the electricity sector, they ...
Bangkok - More than 200 spots covering the best of Thailand and the Mekong Region are included in a range of pre- and post-event tours to be offered to buyers and media attending the Thailand Travel Mart Plus (TTM+) 2017 in Chiang Mai between 14-16 ...
The Mekong is essential to the region's economy; its abundant natural resources feed the Greater Mekong countries' impressive 5 percent to 8 percent economic growth rates.
With the Kingdom in the middle of a controversial "war on drugs", six Mekong countries agreed yesterday to adopt a regional Drug Policy that puts health care first, and mandates police and judicial cooperation.
Nguyen Anh Duc, director of the Mekong River Development Assistance Center under the Mekong River Commission of Vietnam, said if the hydropower plant is built on the basis of such inadequate information, it would cause unforeseen consequences to the ...
LOCAL activists and academics are angry that Chinese officials and companies working on the Mekong River Navigation Channel Improvement Project will be the first to review an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) on the project.
When you enter Le Mekong you note the care taken in the presentation of the meal in addition to the food. There are white tablecloths, cloth napkins and crystal water goblets.
The Ministry of agriculture and Rural Development in collaboration with relevant ministries and agencies are verifying landslide in Mekong Delta provinces of Bac Lieu, Ca Mau, An Giang and Dong Thap from May 9- 12. Agriculture Ministry verifies ...
Organizers of the Mekong Innovative Startup Tourism (MIST) accelerator program announced that 12 startups from Cambodia, the Lao PDR, Myanmar and Vietnam have qualified to pitch their business plans to investors at the Mekong Tourism Forum, 6 June ...
The Mekong River Commission held its second stakeholder meeting on Laos's controversial proposed Pak Beng dam on Friday, giving involved parties the opportunity to hear responses to concerns raised at the first meeting in February.
Second Harbour Consultants, a subsidiary of state-owned behemoth China Communications Construction Corp (CCCC) said it was surveying the Mekong for a report that China, Laos, Myanmar and Thailand would use to decide whether blasting should go ...
Compared to their ultra-violent Central and Latin American cousins, the drug dealers of Southeast Asia's Golden Triangle use their low-profile to remain beyond the long arm of the law.
Col Pramote Niamsamphao, commander of a task force of the 21st Rangers Regiment, said the marijuana had been smuggled across the Mekong River from Laos on long-tailed boats. The drugs were to be further delivered to a storage site in the province for ...
Most foreign veterans who arrive in this swampy stretch of the Mekong Delta make their way to the Oasis Hotel. The two-story, pale-yellow building on the Ben Tre River boasts a small pool near the open-air dining area and cold beer.
THE Mekong River is the twelfth longest river in the world at 4,173 kilometers. The headwaters originate in the Tibetan region of China and the river then flows ...
As discussions continue, the future of one of the world's greatest rivers is as bleak as ever.
Plans for the newest hydropower dam on the Mekong River will need dramatically improved environmental safeguards in order to minimize damage to fish and other wildlife in the river basin, researchers say.
Mekong capital has invested $7.6 million in Ben Thanh Jewelry JSC, marking its second investment in a jewellery firm in the country after Phu Nhuan Jewelry.
Less than 100 days after more than 100 people were evacuated after a fire broke out inside the poker machine room, the Mekong Club has reopened. The club, which is part of the Mounties Group, held a VIP opening night on April 27 attended by Fairfield ...
Under one initiative, rice cultivation in several Mekong Delta provinces has been converted to growing fruit trees and grapes that require less water yet provide suitable alternative sources of income for farmers.
Bangkok, May 4 (Xinhua) -- An Chinese expert on Wednesday asked opponents of the plan to blast islets and rocky outcrops in the Mekong River for bigger cargo ships to be more objective and wait for results of the survey work. Survey ships of a Chinese ...
KHON PI LONG, Thailand (Reuters) - China's plan to blast open more of the Mekong River for bigger cargo ships could founder on a remote outcrop of half-submerged rocks that Thai protesters have vowed to protect against Beijing's economic expansion in ...
The first group of Chinese tourists to visit Thailand on a cruise along the Mekong River arrived at Chiang Rai's Chiang Saen Pier on Monday evening.
According to the 1995 Mekong Agreement, the Prior Consultation process is explicitly aimed at trying to achieve agreement between the regional governments around proposals for dams or other projects on the Mekong River. An important role of the MRC is ...
farmers IN the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta region have begun this year's first harvest season of brackish water shrimp, earning strong profits due to high prices and favourable breeding conditions.
More than 30 local activists Friday held a peaceful protest against the survey operation for the Mekong River Navigation Channel Improvement Project at Pha Phra in Chiang Rai's Chiang Khong District.
Senior officials of the four Member Countries from Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Vietnam gathered at Luang Prabang, Lao PDR, during 26-27 April 2017 for the Forty-Fifth Meeting of The Joint (JC) of the Mekong River Commission (MRC) to deliberate ...
A video showing a row of 16 houses collapsing into the Vam Nao river in Vietnam's Mekong delta offered a dramatic illustration of what environmentalists say is a massive threat to the region.
The Mekong Business Initiative (MBI) and Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office (MTCO) have announced the 18 tourism startups from Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos who will participate in the upcoming Mekong Innovative Startup Tourism (MIST) startup ...
It is too early to worry about China's survey of the Mekong River in Thailand in connection with a plan to facilitate its cargo boat navigation there, authorities said on Tuesday.
The Global Fund's Regional Artemisinin-resistance Initiative (Rai) was launched in 2013 in response to the emergence of drug-resistant malaria in the Greater Mekong region, first noted in Cambodia and Thailand and later Myanmar, Laos and Viet Nam.
Chiang Rai'S governor has denied that the authorities attempted to block a protest against a Chinese team that is surveying the Mekong River as part of the Navigation Route Improvement project, although local residents say the order has been issued.


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