26 Oct 2012 - 09:19 by Local Press Report
PHNOM PENH (The Phnom Penh Post ) — The Asian Development Bank is considering providing funds to a controversial 400 megawatt dam project in Laos that could have adverse impacts on the Mekong River in downstream Cambodia. Cons
7 Sep 2012 - 09:27 by Local Press Report
PU'ER (China Daily) — The largest hydropower station on Lancang River in southwest China's Yunnan Province -- known as the Mekong River in southeast Asia -- went into operation Thursday with its first power generating
6 Sep 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Bangkok, thailand — The Laos government on September 4 denied it had started building a second dam on the Mekong River, according to a Radio Free Asia report.
28 Aug 2012 - 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Sweden, STOCKHOLM — Hydropower dams planned for the lower mainstem of the Mekong River could decimate fish populations and with them the primary source of protein for 60 million people, according to a new study by int
3 Jul 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Vietnam, HANOI — The Vietnamese Ministry of Construction and the World Bank last week announced a $398 million USD project to upgrade infrastructure in urban areas in the Mekong Delta region.
25 Jun 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Vietnam, HANOI — Laos has promised to work closely with other countries on sustainable use of the Mekong River as a water resource, with special attention to environmental impacts.
1 May 2012 - 14:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
TOKYO, Japan — Japan will commit some $7.5 billion USD in official development assistance to countries in the Greater Mekong Sub-Region in 2013-2015 to support their efforts to meet the UN Millennium Developmen
29 Feb 2012 - 08:43 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam — The Tien River that runs through Vietnam’s Mekong Delta is severely polluted by human and industrial waste, authorities said.
31 Jan 2012 - 11:25 by Local Press Report
HANOI (Dredging Today) — A consortium led by consultancy and engineering firm DHV won a consulting contract for the Mekong Delta Plan.
29 Nov 2011 - 14:55 by Local Press Report
NUSA DUA (Mainichi (Japan)) — Leaders of Japan and the Mekong basin countries -- Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam -- agreed to look into new areas of cooperation and update their three-year action plan.
1 Nov 2011 - 10:19 by Local Press Report
Bangkok (Thai News Agency) — The Thai government has approved a plan to import food and drinking water in an effort to alleviate shortages in the wake of recent severe floods, according to Thai Permanent-Secretary for Commerce
26 Jul 2011 - 09:43 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Cambodia, SIEM REAP — Regional water experts are concerned over the possibility of increased water conflicts in the Mekong region as a result of hydropower development.
19 Apr 2011 - 09:36 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Bangkok, thailand — With Southeast Asian countries proposing construction of a dozen dams on the Mekong River in the coming years, the Mekong River Commission has scheduled a meeting this week (April 19) to decide w
29 Mar 2011 - 13:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Bangkok, thailand — Two hundred and sixty-three non-governmental organizations from 51 countries have submitted a letter urging the prime ministers of Laos and Thailand to scrap the proposed Xayaburi Dam on the main
29 Mar 2011 - 13:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Vietnam, HANOI — Southeast Asia should expect greater challenges and reduced water resource quality, including water shortages along the Mekong River Basin, within the next decade, according to experts participat
1 Mar 2011 - 10:37 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Vietnam, HA LONG — Vietnamese experts are concerned over construction of the Xayabury hydropower dam on the Mekong River in Laos.
22 Feb 2011 - 10:58 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Bangkok, thailand — China’s engineering impact on the Mekong River is coming under increasing scrutiny. As the “upper-riparian,” or upstream state, China dominates the river supply line.
1 Feb 2011 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam — The Lower Mekong countries of Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam on January 26 agreed to adopt the Basin Development Strategy, a set of priorities for basin-wide water resource development
30 Aug 2010 - 20:58 by Local Press Report
HANOI (VietnamNet) — Greater Mekong Sub-Region countries need to manage water resources in a sustainable manner, and avoid adverse impacts to the river or other environmental impacts, according to Asian Development Bank
23 Aug 2010 - 20:58 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Vietnam, HANOI — IJ epresentatives from the six Greater Mekong Subregion nations, as well as officials from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) held their 16th Ministerial Meeting on August 20 in Hanoi,
16 Aug 2010 - 20:58 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Bangkok, thailand — I he entire Mekong River basin's environment, livelihood and security could be adversely affected by uncoordinated decision-making and unilateral initiatives,
26 Jul 2010 - 20:58 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
washington, dc, united states — U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton agreed on July 22 to spend approximately $187 million USD on projects in the four Lower Mekong River basin nations of Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam.
12 Jul 2010 - 20:58 by Local Press Report
vientiane, laos (MCOT (Thailand)) — Dams on Lao tributaries of the Mekong River do not affect low water levels currently in the Mekong River, according to Laos' Minister of Energy and Mines Soulivong Daravong.
19 Apr 2010 - 20:57 by Local Press Report
Vietnam, HANOI (Thanh Men Daily (Vietnam)) — Construction of dams upstream and on lower reaches of the Mekong River could render the Mekong Delta unviable, said Professor Carlyle Thayer of the Australian Defense Force Academy.
12 Apr 2010 - 20:57 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
BEIJING, China — c hina said it is ready to enhance cooperation with downstream Mekong countries, even as Beijing maintained that it was not to blame for the record-low level of the Mekong River.
22 Mar 2010 - 20:57 by Local Press Report
Bangkok, thailand (The Bangkok Post (Thailand)) — Residents of the areas along the Mekong River called on the government to scrap plans to build dams, in order to protect the river. "Experience and scientific evidence show there is no way
15 Mar 2010 - 20:57 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Bangkok, thailand — I hinese officials have told members of ^-"' the Thai administration that dams built on the Chinese source of the Mekong River are not responsible for the lower water level
8 Mar 2010 - 20:57 by Local Press Report
vientiane, laos (Vietnam News) — The current water level on the Mekong River is significantly below average in northern Laos and Thailand, the Mekong River Commission (MRC) said. "All mainstream water levels
1 Mar 2010 - 20:57 by Local Press Report
Bangkok, thailand (The Nation (Thailand)) — Thailand will press the Mekong River Commission to negotiate with China to release more water from its dams on the Mekong, as downstream countries grapple with drought. Permanent Secretary for
1 Mar 2010 - 20:57 by Local Press Report
vientiane, laos (DPA (Laos)) — Irrigation systems of over 3,600 hectares of rice fields in Vientiane have dried up because the Mekong River's water level is dropping at a rate of 10 centimeters a day since the beginning of Februa
14 Dec 2009 - 20:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam — Participants at the development cooperation forum Mekong 2009 highlighted future cooperation in enhancing the use of water and land resources, tapping the potential of hydropower,
12 Oct 2009 - 20:58 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Bangkok, thailand — T he Mekong Rver system is headed for a water management crisis if no action is taken to mitigate climate change-related rising temperatures, according to a new report.
5 Oct 2009 - 20:58 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Vietnam, CAN THO CITY — Local authorities from the 13 Mekong Delta provinces in Vietnam met in Can Tho City in September to discuss water resources with national agencies, research institutions, NGOs, and universities.
17 Aug 2009 - 20:58 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Vietnam, CAN THO — Vietnam needs to establish a water storage plan for the Mekong River, according to experts who attended a seminar in Can Tho, in the Mekong River Delta, earlier this month.
3 Aug 2009 - 20:58 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
vientiane, laos — I he Mekong River Commission announced on July 30 its intention to cooperate with the Mississippi River Commission on a variety of water problems that plague both river basins.
13 Jul 2009 - 20:58 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam — Vietnamese scientists and government officials are concerned that if current water consumption rates continue, the Mekong Delta aquifers will dry up in the
8 Jun 2009 - 20:58 by Local Press Report
vientiane, laos (SGGP (Vietnam)) — The Mekong River Commission is urging caution on dam projects on the river. The warning comes as a broad assessment of Mekong hydropower development got under way last week.
1 Jun 2009 - 20:58 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
BEIJING, China — The United Nations has advised China to exercise caution over a dam-building spree on the Mekong River, saying the initiative could threaten the future of the already beleaguered river.
27 Apr 2009 - 20:58 by Local Press Report
HANOI (VNA (Vietnam)) — Policy-makers and scientists from Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia gathered in Hanoi on April 20 for a three-day consulting seminar on water and sanitation in Mekong region. The seminar was held within
30 Mar 2009 - 20:57 by Local Press Report
Bangkok, thailand (The Bangkok Post (Thailand)) — Natural Resources and Environment Minister Suwit Khunkitti has revived $11.5 billion USD worth of projects to build hydropower dams on the Mekong River. "Other Mekong countries