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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 ...
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 ...
On the Mekong, a giant concrete wall rises slowly above the trees. The Don Sahong dam is a strong symbol, not only for a power-hungry Asia ...
Photo taken on Nov. 10, 2017 shows the launching ceremony of the Lao language version of a book on Lancang-Mekong cooperation "Sharing ...
Nowhere is this more clear than in the relationship between China and Vietnam, the nations that bookend the flow of the Lancang-Mekong river ...
Bangkok -- Amata Corp. of Thailand plans to develop industrial estates in cheaper neighboring countries along the Mekong River where it is ...
Throughout my time spent in Laos, the Mekong River, which I often swam in, remained a vast mystery. I crossed it many times. As I watched the ...
The battle over the Mekong River has resumed, and it will end badly for one side. Despite continuous Thai government efforts to delay, ...
Original (R) and fake viagra pills are presented at a press conference on counterfeit medicines. Photo: AFP/Stephanie Pilick.
Size matters, and when you sail to an exotic place like Cambodia or Vietnam, the smaller the group the better experience as you go ashore to ...
Last week, China conducted another iteration of its joint patrols with four riparian countries in the Mekong River. The development was a ...
The latest Greater Mekong Forum on Water, Food and Energy took place from October 25-27 in Yangon, Myanmar. This forum is the biggest ...
Siphandone, in southern Laos, is the first place that I travelled to along the Mekong River. It was not only the breathtaking beauty of the ...
PHNOM PENH, Sept. 28 (Xinhua) -- Global Center for Mekong Studies (GCMS) was launched here on Thursday with the aim of promoting ...
The Chinese firm commissioned to clear the Mekong River for Chinese shipping insists it will have to destroy 'just a few' of these islets off ...
Malaria parasites carried by mosquitoes in the Greater Mekong region have started to become resistant to the main drugs used to treat the ...
Bangkok -- Thirty million people depend for a living on the Mekong, the great Asian river that runs through Southeast Asia from its origins in ...
Frequently, drug-resistant strains have originated in the Mekong region of Asia, an area that includes Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, ...
Japanese vehicle manufacturer Toyota announced yesterday its intention to host a fourth Toyota Mekong Club Championship (TMCC) later this ...
The event is China's longest running film festival and shifts location annually. This year, the ceremony was held in Hohhot, Inner Mongolia on ...
CroisiEurope on Saturday will launch its newest riverboat on the Mekong River in Cambodia. Indochine II, which holds 62 passengers, joins ...
The Mekong River Commission (MRC) is the regional, intergovernmental organization tasked with facilitating the sustainable development of ...
The joint patrol was deployed to Huay Luangson area following a tip off a shipment of heroin would be smuggled across the Mekong to an agent in in Sangkhom district, Pol Maj Gen Chalong Pakpinyo, deputy chief of Provincial police Region 4, said at a media briefing (see video below) on Friday.
It is essential that tourism is sensitively managed if the target of attracting four million visitors to the Mekong River by 2020 is achieved, tourism stakeholders warn. At 4,350km in length, the Mekong River runs from China to Vietnam, slicing through six countries that offer varying cultures, traditions and ...


 

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