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Chiang Rai - The Thai Network of Eight Mekong Provinces filed a lawsuit in the Administrative Court yesterday against the Water Resources Department and its director-general and the Thai National Mekong Committee. They maintain that the Pak Beng ...
Major retailers such as Lotte (the Republic of Korea), Saigon Co.op, Big C and Vingroup have been present in the Mekong Delta with Sense City, Vincom, Lotte Mart and Co.

Bangkok, June 9 (Xinhua) -- A Thai man allegedly smuggling 2,068 pills of methamphetamine was arrested by Mekong patrol navy officers and police in northeastern Thailand, local media reported Friday.
Local consultations among the Mekong countries have including ongoing efforts to address the issues of backwater effects on Thailand, sediment transport, fish migration, and navigation lock, according to the Mekong River Commission (MRC). The MRC ...
The Thai Network of Eight Mekong Provinces' representatives said they expect the Thai agencies to protect the rights and freedoms of people living in Thailand.
As nations in the Greater Mekong Subregion suffer a rise in water shortages and salinity intrusion, governments need to cooperate in order to safeguard the livelihood of residents in the river basin and their diverse cultures, speakers at an ...

Launching a new photography departure December 8 - 12, 2017, on the Aqua Mekong, Aqua Expeditions will give travelers an opportunity to sail along one of the most historically and culturally rich areas with award-winning photographer Francisco Marin ...
Little Mekong Night Market in St. Paul is back for a fourth year, and this time promises to be bigger than the last. The food and arts event inspired by Southeast Asian night markets that draws an estimated 15,000 each year, is set to run from 5 p.m ...
Bangkok, June 5 (Xinhua) -- One thousand kilograms of marijuana were found on the bank of the Mekong River in northeastern Thailand on Monday, border patrol police told local media.
As nations in the Greater Mekong Subregion suffer a rise in water shortages and salinity intrusion, governments need to cooperate in order to safeguard the livelihood of residents in the river basin and their diverse cultures, speakers at an ...
Consecutive days of rainfall has helped fishermen living near the Mekong River basin in Thailand. The recent rainfall sees a 30cm increase of water levels in Mekong River per day, which has brought a gush of fish along with it. This has changed the ...
Sailing along the Mekong, even in the height of luxury, is still a real adventure for travellers. Although the 2,700-mile river flows through six countries, most cruise lines concentrate on just Vietnam and Cambodia where sights range from ancient ...
VietNamNet Bridge - Traditional handicraft villages in the Mekong Delta province of An Giang are facing labour shortages as young people are leaving to work at industrial parks in HCM City and southeastern provinces.
Will there be a logistics center in the Mekong Delta? VietNamNet Bridge - Can Tho City, the heart of Mekong Delta, has been chosen by the government as the site to build Mekong Delta's logistics center with total area of 242 hectares in the Cai Cui ...
Vietnamese academics, locals and civil society representatives have voiced their concerns over the effects the project on the upper part of the Mekong River will have on their livelihoods and the environment. Over the years, Vietnamese villagers in the ...
"After ten years of designing and watching styles change, the Mekong collection is the result of my hands-on experience and ability to identify trends," she said in a statement.
Dr. Le Anh Tuan from Research Institute for climate change of Can Tho University said that after China had built six hydropower plants, the amount of the Mekong Delta region's alluvium decreased to 85 million tonnes from 160 million tonnes per year.

The navy's Mekong Patrol Operation Command announced the arrest at an 8am press conference. Capt Natthakiart Monkhunthod, in charge of patrols between Bueng Kan and Mukdahan, said officers on one of the Navy's vessels spotted two boats crossing ...
Cambodian fishermen found the body of a Lao man floating in the Mekong River on Monday morning in Stung Treng province, local police said yesterday.
Lione Clare will lead a presentation called Vulnerable Vietnam: A Photo Story Focused on climate change in the Mekong Delta, 6 p.m.
BUNG KAN: Authorities seized 430 kilogrammes of compressed marijuana that had been abandoned alongside a road near the Mekong River in Bung Khong Long district early Saturday. A combined force of police, rangers and navy officers were deployed to ...
The information was revealed at a meeting of the Joint Committee for the Greater Mekong Subregion Cross-Border Transport Agreement (GMS-CBTA), which concluded in Ha Noi on Thursday.
According to Vice Director of VCCI Can Tho Nguyen Phuong Lam, the chamber set up a startup support programme for 2016-2020 with vision to 2030 called "Mekong Startup" with the goal of 1,000 new enterprises in technology and management by 2020.
In Thai and Lao languages, Mekong roughly translates as 'mother of rivers.' As one of the world's largest waterways it stretches more than 4,000 kilometers thrusting through China, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam before emptying into the South ...
The Hessen State Ministry for science and Art (HSMSA) and the German World University Service (WUS) on May 24 presented scholarships to 21 students from universities and colleges in the Mekong Delta region. Mekong Delta students get German state's ...
A bridge being constructed over the Mekong River will connect the provinces of Kampong Cham and Tboung Khmum once completed.
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 pla beuk is a beautiful behemoth; a gigantic toothless catfish with skin smooth and silky to the touch. It's the largest freshwater fish in the world and, once upon a time, these fish swam the great lengths of the mighty Mekong River from southern ...
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 ...


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