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Water levels of Mekong river in crisis, says GISTDA – Thai PBS World Tonight [4th March 2021]

The satellite image shows the water level of the Mekong River this year is much lower than in 2019, sandbars are exposed, according to the Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development…

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Water in the Mekong River at crisis level

The satellite image shows the water level of the Mekong River this year is much lower than in 2019, sand bars are exposed, according to the Geo-Informatics and Space Technology…

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This photo taken on September 20, 2019 shows a fisherman on the Laos side of the Mekong River near Huay Xai town in Bokeo province, with the Thai province of Chiang Rai in the background. – Ninety-seven kilometres of rocks in Thai waters stand between Beijing and dominance over the Mekong, a mighty river that feeds millions as it threads south from the Tibetan plateau through five countries before emptying into the South China Sea. (Photo by Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP)

The Mekong report China doesn’t want to see

The Mekong river is a life line of millions of people in six countries. In the past few years, however, life has been very difficult for people who depend on…

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This photo taken on October 2, 2020 shows Moken fisherman Sanam Changnam showing his daily catch of fish off the coast of the southern Thai island of Phuket. – The COVID-19 coronavirus has wrought havoc across the world, but for Thailand’s “sea gypsies” it has brought welcome respite from the threat of mass tourism. (Photo by Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP)

Thai fishing sector cries foul over upstream dams on Mekong River

Thais working in the fishing sector in the northeastern province of Nong Khai have expressed grave concern over the falling water level of the Mekong River, which is threatening their…

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A nurse shows a COVID-19 vaccine produced by Chinese company Sinovac Biotech at the Sao Lucas Hospital, in Porto Alegre, southern Brazil on August 08, 2020.

China to prioritize Mekong countries for COVID-19 vaccine

Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang on Monday promised five Southeast Asian partners priority access to a coronavirus vaccine and pledged to share water control information for flood-hit nations along the…

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Mekong nations pressed to share data as water level falls to new low

BANGKOK (Reuters) – The inter-governmental Mekong River Commission on Friday urged China and Southeast Asian countries to share more data on hydropower dam operations, as water flow in the Mekong…

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The Mekong nations — China, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam — are struggling to ensure sustainable development, jeopardising hundreds of millions of lives. (Photo: AFP)

The 97 kms between China and mastery of the Mekong

Ninety-seven kilometres of rocks in Thai waters stand between Beijing and dominance over the Mekong, a mighty river that feeds millions as it threads south from the Tibetan plateau through…

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Huge beds of Mekong River edible seaweed attract tourists and locals

Tourists and locals, in Muang district of Thailand’s north-eastern province of Bung Karn, are excited over the rare emergence of huge patches of river seaweed on sandbars in the Mekong…

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Change in colour of Mekong River a boon for local tourism

The changing colour of the Mekong River, from brown to aquamarine, is proving to be a boon for local tourism businesses, but the catches by local fishermen have reduced substantially….

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Mekong River waters turn aquamarine in Nakhon Phanom province

The mighty Mekong River has reached a critical point, with the normally brown water turning aquamarine, like sea water, and many sandbars have emerged, some of which are several kilometres…

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Laos and Xayaburi dam deny responsibility for dry Mekong River

Representatives of the Lao government and the builder of the Xayaburi dam have dismissed allegations that water retention at the dam, for the trial run of electricity generators, is one…

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More water now being released into downstream Mekong River

China increased the rate of the release of water, through its dams into the Mekong River, to 1,449 cubic metres/second from 1,250 cubic metres/second at the weekend to ease the…

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Eight Chinese dams block 40 billion cubic meters of water from Mekong River

The eight dams in China, which were built on the Mekong River, or Lancang as it is called in China, have been blamed as the chief culprit in the sharp…

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Three reasons cited for the drying up of the downstream Mekong River

Less rainfall in the Southeast Asian region, a reduction of the amount of water released from the Jinhong dam in southern China and the planned trial run of power generators…

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Mekong River in Golden Triangle drops to lowest level in a century

Water levels in the Mekong River, as it passes through the area known as the Golden Triangle where the borders of Thailand, Laos and Myanmar meet, have fell to the…

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Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe delivers a speech next to Myanmar’s State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi during a joint press announcement for the 10th Mekong-Japan Summit at the Akasaka Palace state guest house in Tokyo on Tuesday, as Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen , Laos Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith, Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc look on.

New Mekong strategy aims to boost quality infrastructure

The five Southeast Asian nations along the Mekong River, including Thailand, and Japan today adopted a new three-year strategy centering on improving connectivity through promotion of “quality infrastructure” building for…

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PM Prayut attends 10th Mekong-Japan Summit in Japan

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha left this morning for Tokyo, Japan, to attend the 10th Mekong-Japan Summit and hold related talks with leaders of Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam and Japan. The…

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Heavy rain and river overflows warning to Mekong bordering provinces during Sept 13-14

Northern and northeastern provinces along the Mekong River have been warned by the Meteorological Department to brace for heavy rain and river overflows during September 13-14 as an indirect effect…

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Mekong River in Nakhon Phanom receding

Water in the Mekong River along the northeastern border province of Nakhon Phanom is receding, enabling water in the tributaries to flow in a larger volume into the the main…

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Mekong River bursts its banks in Mukdahan

The Mekong River in the northeastern border province of Mukdahan has burst its banks, allowing water to flow into riverside areas. Before noon today, the water level at the Mukdahan…

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Water discharged from Lao dams pushes up water level in Mekong

Hydro and Agro Informatics Institute and other water-related agencies have expressed concern that the increased discharge of water from Nam Ngum 5 dam in Laos will accelerate rising water in…

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Chiang Rai, Mukdahan brace for overflows from Mekong River

Chiang Rai, Mukdahan brace for overflows from Mekong River

People living along the bank of the Mekong River in Chiang Rai province in the North and Mukdahan province in the Northeast have been told to take precautions against possible…

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Thai authorities estimate that around three quarters of illegal drugs entering their territory are routed through Laos / AFP

Thailand faces meth trafficking surge after Myanmar coup

A village watchman trains his binoculars on a suspicious fishing boat — the first line of defence as Thailand braces for a fresh methamphetamine influx after a coup in neighbouring…

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An elderly woman sits along an alley in a low-income neighborhood in Bangkok on May 4, 2020. (Photo by Romeo GACAD / AFP)

How a flaw in the system lands Thailand’s elderly in trouble

A 99-year-old grandmother says she will go to prison if the government sues for repayment of Bt100,000 in subsidies whose overlapping claim rules were too complicated for her to understand….

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Alleged drug lord dubbed ‘Asia’s El Chapo’ arrested in Amsterdam

The alleged ringleader of Asia’s biggest crime syndicate and one of the world’s most wanted men has been arrested in the Netherlands, with Australian authorities pushing Sunday for his extradition…

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Exploring in a Covid world

Isolation is a new big thing for the travel of tomorrow Health declaration forms and virus tests. Quarantine-on-arrival (and on return) required. Most aircraftgrounded. Infection rates that change by the…

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People line up to have their temperatures taken as a preventive measure against the spread of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus at the Ministry of Transport at the border crossing over the second Thai-Myanmar Friendship Bridge in Mae Sot in Tak province on October 29, 2020. (Photo by Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP)

11 new COVID-19 cases, including three in Chiang Rai linked to Thachilek

Thailand recorded 11 new COVID-19 cases today (Friday), including three Thais returning from Myanmar’s Thachilek border township and in local quarantine in the northern province of Chiang Rai. CCSA spokesman…

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Sister of missing Thai dissident meets with Cambodian judge

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — The sister of an exiled Thai dissident who was reportedly abducted in Cambodia earlier this year appeared before a judge in Cambodia’s capital on Tuesday…

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58 illegal migrant workers from Laos arrested at resort in Ubon Ratchathani

Naval officers, from the Mekong River patrol unit, and local officials, rounded up 58 illegal migrant workers from Laos at a riverside resort in Khong Chiam district of Thailand’snortheastern province…

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A protester points at pictures of the allegedly kidnapped Thai activist Wanchalearm Satsaksit hanged outside the Embassy of Cambodia in Bangkok on Monday.

‘I can’t breathe’: Uproar after yet another Thai activist in exile disappears

Wanchalerm Satsaksit is not the first activist living in exile in a neighbouring country to mysteriously disappear since the 2014 military coup, and he may not be the last. At…

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ASEAN and Chinese foreign ministers to discuss COVID-19 in Vientiane

The current COVID-19 outbreak in China will be discussed at the 6th Lancang-Mekong Cooperation meeting in Vientiane, the capital of the Lao Republic, on February 20th, Thailand’s Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai…

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PM urges public to use water sparingly during current drought

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has beseeched the Thai people not to waste water, saying that the volume of water in the country’s 15 major sources is at a critically low…

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PM to head command centre to tackle drought

At their meeting on Tuesday, the cabinet is expected to approve the establishment of a command centre and associated budget to tackle drought. Government spokeswoman Mrs. Narumon Pinyosinwat said today…

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The second Thai-Myanmar Friendship Bridge to boost border trade

The recently-opened second Thai-Myanmar Friendship Bridge is set to increase the Thai exports via Mae Sot checkpoint in Tak province next year to reach Bt105 billion-Bt110 billion, up 3.0-8.0 percent,…

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Seven districts in Ubon remain flooded

Seven districts of the northeastern province of Ubon Ratchathani remain flooded today, with the flooding in Muang, Warin Chamrap and Sawang Weerawong districts still serious, according to the provincial administration…

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(Photo) The dam collapse at the Xe Pian Xe Namnoy hydroelectric power project is believed to be the deadliest such accident in Laos history/ AFP (File)

Survivors of deadly Laos dam collapse homeless a year on: report

Thousands are languishing in displacement camps in Laos a year after a dam break unleashed floodwaters and killed dozens of people in the impoverished state, a new report on the…

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The Amazing Phu Tok

By Ohhappybear There’s something about the furthest, remotest place that beckons many of us. The north part of the Northeast of Thailand, for me, is a land that usually calls…

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ASEAN environmental issues worsened since 2009 – civil groups

In an exclusive interview with Thai PBS World, Premrudee Daoroung, founder and coordinator of the Project SEVANA South-East Asia, a platform that brings together local and regional activists from various…

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Borderline Delicacies in Udon Thani

By Ohhappybear Whatever you might have known about Thai-Esan cuisines, the pictures started to blur when, maybe it’s my imagination, you crossed more provincial lines going north. The further up…

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(Photo) US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will highlight commitments to Southeast Asia on a visit to Bangkok, an official says/AFP

Pompeo to visit Bangkok, commit to Southeast Asia: official

Washington (AFP) – Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will recommit the United States on a visit to Bangkok to supporting the development of Southeast Asian nations in the face of…

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Khao Soi at Somewhere Far Far Away

There is always an allure of a place far, far away. Many times, we are just not too happy with our own routine-ridden spaces, and we just need to get…

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Huge crowd pay last respect to late Luang Phor Koon ahead of royally-sponsored cremation Tuesday

Tens of thousands of worshippers have been flocking to the northeastern province of Khon Kaen over the past few days to pay their last respect to the late Luang Phor…

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Laotian murder suspect admits to slashing the throats of three victims and a cat

A Laotian migrant worker has confessed to a gruesome murder of a 67-year old woman and her 12-year-old grand-daughter  in Samut Prakarn after he was arrested while waiting for a…

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Hun Sen tells the world to leave the region alone

HANOI (Reuters) — Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Wednesday that countries outside Indochina are too critical of politics in the region and that it should be left to…

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Five districts in Nong Khai heavily flooded

Five districts of the northeastern border province of Nong Khai have been heavily flooded by overflows from tributaries of the Mekong River, local authorities reported this morning. The five districts…

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Nakhon Phanom hit by floods

Four districts of the northeastern border province of Nakhon Phanom have been hit with floods from overflows from inland streams while water in the Mekong river continues to rise. Water…

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9 provinces still flooded

Many parts of nine provinces are still under water, with more than 61,000 people of over 25,000 households in 35 districts being affected, Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Office director general Chayapol Thitisak…

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8 large-sized dams now under watch

The Office of National Water Resources is keeping a close watch on eight large-sized dams which are holding water at alarming levels, ONWR secretary-general Somkiat Prajumwong said on Friday. Mr…

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Readjustment of  water drainage from three dams ahead of anticipated more rains

The National Water Resources Office has ordered a readjustment of the plan to drain water out of Vajiralongkorn, Nam Oon and Kaeng Krachan dams in anticipation of more rains in…

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Famous Ban Paew water draining team to save Sakhon Nakhon from flooding

A team of water draining experts from Ban Paew district in Samut Sakhon province is now in the northeastern province of Sakhon Nakhon with their high-powered water pumps to help drain…

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Heavy floodings hit 7 northeastern provinces

Persistent heavy rain and the overflow of water from the Mekong River and its tributaries have caused severe flooding in seven provinces in the Northeast, Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department…

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Chiang Rai road temporarily blocked by landslide

A main road connecting Chiang Saen and Chiang Khong district along the Mekong River in Chiang Rai was briefly blocked by fallen earth and rocks in a landslide early this…

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Wild Boars team joins final farewell to ex-SEAL Samarn

The 12 Wild Boars footballers and their coach who are all in their monkhood, with the exception of Adul Sam-on who is a Christian, joined the family of the late…

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7 districts of Nakhon Phanom declared flood disaster zone

The disaster prevention and mitigation centre of the northeastern border province of Nakhon Phanom has declared seven districts a flood disaster zone as water in the Mekong River has continued…

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Prayut expresses deep concern for Lao dam disaster victims

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha this morning expressed deep concerns over the plights of  thousands of  Lao people affected by the collapse of the Xepian-Xe Namnoy dam in Attapeu province of Laos…

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Cabinet Oks 6th Thai-Lao friendship bridge 

The Cabinet today approved the construction of the sixth Thai-Lao friendship bridge linking Nadan district of Ubon Ratchathani with Pheng township in Salavan province. Construction of the one-kilometre bridge spanning…

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Water diversion bypass to divert fresh water from reaching cave

A 200-metre long bypass has been built to divert as much as 13,000 cubic metre/day water from flowing into Tham Luang cave as officials continue to drain water out of…

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