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1 May 2021 BANGKOK
Thailand is embarking on an ambitious industrialisation drive along its eastern seaboard; local communities and conservationists fear water "conflict".
14 Mar 2021 Bangkok
A Thailand operations centre is considering prohibition of water splashing during Songkran in order to limit spread of the virus.
8 Feb 2021 BANGKOK
Thailand is urgently tackling a saltwater intrusion problem after the amount of sodium in tap water exceeded the standard level. The president of a subcommittee in charge of managing the Chao Phraya, Ping, Wang, Yom and Nan water basins, Weerakorn Khamprakob, said sodium in tap water was on Jan 30 measured at 2...
12 Jan 2021 BANGKOK, Thailand
The government of Thailand has expressed concern about plans by Laos to build another hydroelectric dam on the Mekong River, citing environmental concerns.Thailand has called for a more comprehensive scientific study into the impact of the proposed Sanakham dam on the river’s already fragile ecosystems and has threatened to veto the project using its rights as a member of the Mekong River Commission (MRC) if it concludes that the construction will harm the environment...
3 Jan 2021 BANGKOK
Five water management plans to make water safer and more affordable will be presented to the National Water Resources Committee (NWRC) for approval next Monday. Somkiat Prajamwong, secretary-general of the Office of National Water Resources (ONWR), said the NWRC's steering subcommittee for the national water management master plan has agreed in principle with the five plans and they will be submitted to the NWRC, which is chaired by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha.
12 Sep 2020 BANGKOK
The Office of National Water Resources (ONWR) is going to submit the environmental impact assessment (EIA) on two controversial barrages to be built on the Songkhram River, known as one of few pristine rivers in the country, and home to wetland recently registered by Unesco. Somkiat Prajamwong, secretary-general of the ONWR, is intent on speeding up the project and the study...
24 Aug 2020 BANGKOK, Thailand
Thailand’s Office of National Water Resources (ONWR) has announced plans to develop a 240-kilometre canal from Chai Nat province to the Gulf of Thailand. Construction is expected to start in 2022 and is estimated to be complete in 10 years.The $3.2 Billion USD project will divert floodwaters from the central highlands directly into the Gulf of Thailand and is one of nine such water management infrastructure projects that are under consideration...
24 Aug 2020 Bangkok, Thailand
The Prime Minister of China has said that his country is willing to share more Mekong River water data with fellow members of the Lancang-Mekong Cooperation (LMC) organisation which consists of China, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam."China is willing to offer more assistance within its capacity to other Lancang-Mekong countries for better utilizing water resources," Prime Minister Li Keqiang said in a 24 August video conference with leadership from the other organization members, Chinese state media reported...
5 Aug 2020 BANGKOK
The government is facing a challenge of adding more water in 38 major dams across the country during the one-and-half month golden period of rainfall after realising that less water has flowed into the dams than expected. Somkiat Prajamwong, secretary-general of the Office of the National Water Resources, said the cabinet is concerned about the water situation because many dams nationwide share the same problem of less water inflow and this may lead to a critical drought problem next year.
30 Jul 2020 SINGAPORE, Singapore
Unsecured bank lenders to troubled environmental services company Hyflux Ltd have succeeded in their appeal to the Singapore High Court to allow them to file an application to put the company under judicial management.More OOSKAnews coverage of the Hyflux Ltd sagaThe group consisting of Mizuho Bank, KfW, Bangkok Bank, BNP Paribas, Standard Chartered Bank, CTBC Bank and the Korea Development Bank holds more than $655 Million USD in debt...
21 Apr 2020 BANGKOK
Thailand on Friday called for a joint study with China and neighboring countries to determine what caused a devastating drought in the Lower Mekong Basin last year, after a U.S.-funded report indicated that Chinese dams had restricted the flow of water downstream. The Mekong River Commission (MRC), a Lao-based inter-governmental organization, said Wednesday that the study released earlier this week by American firm Eyes on Earth did not prove that the withholding of water from 11 Chinese dams upstream had caused the drought.
17 Mar 2020 BANGKOK
South-East Asian countries are cancelling or scaling back traditionally boisterous Buddhist New Year celebrations next month, citing the Covid-19 (coronavirus) outbreak as they call off water-soaked street parties and festivals. The region usually hosts the world's biggest water fights in mid-April in which revellers splash each other under a scorching sun.