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  1. Thailand Tourist Water Tax

    30 Jan 2017- 15:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BANGKOK, Thailand A Thai government ministry has announced plans to levy a fee for wastewater treatment from visiting tourists to help fund new treatment facilities. "Without an attempt to enhance ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 01/30/2017 - 15:23

  2. Thai PM Urges 10 Percent Reduction in Government Water Use

    25 Jan 2017- 11:43 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Bangkok, Thailand Thailand Prime Minister General Pravut Chan-o-cha has urged government agencies to reduce their water usage 10 percent. The PM announced that an initial water management plan will focus on ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 01/25/2017 - 11:43

  3. Thailand's Supplies Rated Mostly 'Good'

    16 Jan 2017- 04:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BANGKOK More than half of the country's key natural waterways and reservoirs show fairly good to good water quality, according to the Pollution Control Department. PCD chief Jatuporn Buruspat on Saturday ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 01/16/2017 - 04:54

  4. Fears Mount as Yom's Levels Drop

    16 Jan 2017- 04:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BANGKOK The Bangkok Post reports that rice farmers and irrigation officials have become gravely concerned over a drought that looks set to hit farmland in the North and upper Central regions, following a ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 01/16/2017 - 04:18

  5. Mekong Region Transboundary Issues

    10 Nov 2016- 13:14 by Local Press Report BANGKOK The Nation Political contention, transboundary impacts as well as transboundary management and governance in the Mekong region will be up for serious dialogue and discussion among more than 300 experts, ...

    Local Press Report - 11/10/2016 - 13:14

  6. Mekong Governments, Business and Communities Must Cooperate on River for the Sake of the Economy

    10 Nov 2016- 13:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BANGKOK, Thailand The economic dependency of the Greater Mekong region on the Mekong River is explored in a report launched today at the 2016 Greater Mekong Forum on Water, Food and Energy. The new WWF report ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 11/10/2016 - 13:14

  7. Laos Seeks Permission to Build Another Hydropower Dam on the Mekong

    9 Nov 2016- 12:28 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PHNOM PENH, Cambodia The government of Laos has submitted a new request to the Mekong River Commission (MRC) secretariat to construct a dam on the Mekong, the MRC said in a statement this week. The Pak Beng ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 11/09/2016 - 12:28

  8. Thailand: Water Sufficient for Dry Season

    31 Oct 2016- 09:21 by Local Press Report BANGKOK Bangkok Post Floodwater has drained from the central provinces and authorities assure there is enough water for next year’s dry season after two of the four main dams in the Chao Phraya basin were filled. ...

    Local Press Report - 10/31/2016 - 09:21

  9. Thailand: Water Hyacinth May Feed Biofuel Boom

    24 Oct 2016- 08:21 by Local Press Report BANGKOK Bangkok Post A Thai researcher has succeeded in producing ethanol from water hyacinth and is aiming to develop the technology needed to commercialise the fuel. The discovery is one day expected to cut the ...

    Local Press Report - 10/24/2016 - 08:21

  10. Thailand Authorities Told to Prevent Marine Life Deaths

    13 Oct 2016- 09:17 by Local Press Report BANGKOK The Nation Academics have urged authorities to focus on solving water pollution problems to prevent future mass die-offs of aquatic animals. Dr Nantarika Chansue, head of the Veterinary Medical Aquatic ...

    Local Press Report - 10/13/2016 - 09:17

  11. Dam Water Freed as RID Girds for Rain

    12 Oct 2016- 10:50 by Local Press Report BANGKOK The Bangkok Post The Royal Irrigation Department (RID) has expedited the release of water from the Chao Phraya dam so it can take in more water from the north, as more heavy rainfall is expected this ...

    Local Press Report - 10/12/2016 - 10:50

  12. Thai PM Halts Halts Dam Discharge Until After Harvest

    7 Oct 2016- 11:46 by Local Press Report BANGKOK Thai Visa News Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha yesterday ordered irrigation officials not to discharge water from dams into farmlands pending all paddies are harvested by farmers. The order came after ...

    Local Press Report - 10/07/2016 - 11:46

  13. Chao Phraya Dam Release Will Not Flood Bangkok

    3 Oct 2016- 09:59 by Local Press Report BANGKOK The Bangkok Post Water being discharged from dams north of Bangkok will not lead to possible flooding in the capital, a Royal Irrigation Department official said on Monday. For the water to overflow the ...

    Local Press Report - 10/03/2016 - 09:59

  14. Thai Model Protests Potholes

    30 Sep 2016- 10:13 by Local Press Report TAK BBC News What is the best way to draw attention to an unrepaired road in your neighborhood? Write a letter to the authorities? Complain on social media? Or protest by sitting in the offending pothole and taking ...

    Local Press Report - 09/30/2016 - 10:13

  15. Thai Deputy PM Assures Current Water Situation Manageable

    29 Sep 2016- 07:14 by Local Press Report BANGKOK Thai Visa News Deputy Prime Minister ACM Prajin Juntong has confirmed that the water situation is currently under control while promising due compensation for flood-affected agriculturists. Although ...

    Local Press Report - 09/29/2016 - 07:14

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