7 May 2013 - 10:42 by Local Press Report
HANOI (Voice of America) — As work begins on Cambodia’s biggest dam, those advocating against its construction have warned that the region’s rush for hydropower will have a disastrous effect on millions of people who rely on
29 Jan 2013 - 10:37 by Local Press Report
HO CHI MINH CITY (Vietnam Net Bridge) — Many scientists of southern cities and provinces have called for a new approach to climate change adaptation that would be tailored to each specific region. Commenting on a draft proposal by t
11 Jan 2013 - 10:34 by Local Press Report
GLAND (WWF) — Ministers from Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam meeting next week in the Lao city of Luang Prabang must put derailed decision-making on Mekong River mainstream dams back on track or risk sabota
28 Sep 2012 - 09:23 by Local Press Report
Tibet (China.org.cn) — Southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region will compile a comprehensive set of data on each of its 44 rivers within two to three years for efficient water resource management, local authorities to
27 Sep 2012 - 08:35 by Local Press Report
Bangkok (Bangkok Post) — Ch.
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.
15 Jun 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
vientiane, laos — Dams constructed on Mekong River tributaries in Laos are poorly designed, leading to erratic water flow that harms the river’s environment, according to a Lao scientist who analyzes dams in the h
8 Jun 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Vietnam, HANOI — Vietnam may soon face a water crisis due to poor management of its resources, according to a new report released this week by Vietnamese not-for-profit environmental organization PanNature.
22 Nov 2010 - 20:59 by Local Press Report
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (Phnom Penh Post (Cambodia)) — Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen last week dismissed concerns that China's hydropower dams on the Mekong River had disrupted the river's flow.
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,
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 OOSKAnews Correspondent
washington, dc, united states — Cambodia's water access will become dependent on China's dam releases if the Upper Mekong River dams are constructed as proposed, according to a new report by the Washington-based Henry L.
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.
29 Mar 2010 - 20:57 by Local Press Report
China, Bangkok (Bangkok Post (Thailand)) — China agreed to provide data on water levels from Jinghong and Manwan dams in Yunnan province until the end of this year's drought in the lower Mekong River basin region, according to Thai Natural R
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
22 Mar 2010 - 20:57 by Local Press Report
MYANMAR, RANGOON (The Irrawady (Myanmar)) — Residents of eastern Shan state, where 234 kilometers of the Mekong River runs through Burma, are facing a severe drought. "Thepeople who live along the river are facing the worst
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,
16 Nov 2009 - 20:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Vietnam, CAN THO — Groundwater in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho is heavy polluted due to contamination from aquaculture farms and industrial activities, city officials said earlier this month.
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.
31 Aug 2009 - 20:58 by Local Press Report
Vietnam, HANOI (VietnamNet) — A one-meter rise in sea levels could put one-third of Vietnam's Mekong Delta underwater, unless steps are taken to prevent saltwater encroachment.
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
16 Mar 2009 - 20:57 by Local Press Report
HO CHI MINH CITY (Saigon GP Daily (Vietnam)) — The Mekong Delta could face a severe drought in the 2009 dry season because of exhaustion of water in the region's main rivers and seawater incursion, according to Ky Quang Vinh, director of the Can
1 Dec 2008 - 20:59 by Local Press Report
Vietnam, HANOI (Vietnam News Agency) — Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos have launched the Mekong Region Water Dialogue, with the goal of improving water governance through the use of multi-stakeholder dialogue on specific water-related issues
18 Nov 2008 - 00:24 by Local Press Report
Bangkok, thailand (The Irrawaddy (Thailand)) — China's dam-building activities on the Mekong River are being blamed by other riparian countries for floods that devastated downstream communities back in August. Some 300 participants at the
27 Oct 2008 - 23:58 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
MANILA, Philippines — The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is preparing to start work on a water and sanitation project to benefit Mekong River communities in Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam.
25 Aug 2008 - 20:58 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Bangkok, thailand — T hailand is likely to ask China to provide warnings about the timing and volume of water to be released from Mekong's upstream dams to avoid flooding in the country.