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  1. US Secretary Of State Wades Into Mekong

    4 Aug 2019- 09:59 by TWD Staff PHNOM PENH, Cambodia US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has criticized China's dam-building programme on the Mekong River, saying that construction has left the crucial waterway at its lowest level in a decade in Southea ...

    TWD Staff - 08/27/2019 - 09:06

  2. Thailand Authorities Address Historically Low Mekong Water Levels

    22 Jul 2019- 07:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BANGKOK, Thailand Thailand's Office of National Water Resources (ONWR) has admitted that the Thai government can not directly mitigate the recent drop in Mekong River water levels, but looked to the resum ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/22/2019 - 07:19

  3. China Food And Land Grab Alleged After 2018 Laos Dam Collapse

    3 Jun 2019- 15:50 by OOSKAnews Correspondent VIENTIANE, Laos A compensation plan following a 2018 dam collapse in southern Laos is causing local concern, with some making assusations of a China food-land grab. Last July a dam at the Xe Pian Xe Namnoy (PNP ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 06/03/2019 - 15:51

  4. Commission Seeks Durable Solutions To Mekong River Challenges

    25 May 2019- 07:00 by OOSKAnews Info BANGKOK, Thailand The Mekong River Commission (MRC) held its 7th Regional Stakeholder Forum in Bangkok the week of May 20. The multi-stakeholder group focused on the achievements and lessons learned in cooperating on c ...

    OOSKAnews Info - 05/25/2019 - 07:00

  5. Drought, Saline Intrusion, Fish Deaths Cost Vietnam $680 Million

    2 Jun 2016- 10:37 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HANOI, Vietnam Ongoing drought, saltwater intrusion and recent mass fish deaths have cost Vietnam some $680 million USD in agricultural and aquaculture losses, the country’s Department of Agricultural Economics ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 06/02/2016 - 10:37

  6. UN to Provide $48.5 Million to Help Vietnam Cope With Drought, Saline Incursion

    10 May 2016- 10:50 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam The United Nations has offered assistance to Vietnam in dealing with the effects of severe drought and saline intrusion in the southern and central parts of the country. Following his ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/10/2016 - 16:33

  7. Cambodia’s Hun Sen Calls for Continued Assistance With Drought

    3 May 2016- 11:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PHNOM PENH, Cambodia Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on May 3 rd urged government authorities, the military and charitable organizations to continue providing assistance to those affected by the country’s wors ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/03/2016 - 11:08

  8. Vietnam Appeals for $48.5 Million to Alleviate Food, Water Shortages

    28 Apr 2016- 10:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HANOI, Vietnam The Vietnamese government, the United Nations and partners this week launched an urgent appeal for $48.5 million USD in international aid to alleviate food and water shortages affecting millions ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 04/28/2016 - 10:22

  9. 18 Cambodian Provinces Facing Water Shortages: Official

    27 Apr 2016- 10:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PHNOM PENH, Cambodia Eighteen of Cambodia’s 25 provinces are facing water shortages due to the ongoing drought in Southeast Asia, an official said this week. Among the affected provinces are Kompong Cham, Kand ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 04/27/2016 - 10:45

  10. China to Release More Water From Hydropower Dam for Drought-Stricken Mekong Neighbors

    12 Apr 2016- 10:53 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China China announced on April 12th that it will release more water from the Jinghong hydropower dam in Yunnan province to alleviate the effects of drought in downstream Mekong countries Cambodia, Lao ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 04/12/2016 - 10:53

  11. Drought, Saline Intrusion Threaten Vietnam’s Economy

    29 Mar 2016- 10:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HANOI, Vietnam Vietnam’s economy has been hard hit by drought and saline intrusion, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Cao Duc Phat told a cabinet meeting on March 26th. The country’s economic growt ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 03/29/2016 - 10:19

  12. Mekong Nations Sign “Sanya Declaration” for Cooperation

    23 Mar 2016- 11:53 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANYA, China China and fellow Mekong riparians on March 23rd signed the “Sanya Declaration,” which aims to set the tone for future cooperation to enhance economic ties and increase security in the region. The ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 03/23/2016 - 11:53

  13. China to Discharge Mekong Water to Help Drought-Stricken Downstream Countries

    16 Mar 2016- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China China announced this week that it will discharge emergency water supply from the Jinghong hydropower station in Yunnan province to the lower reaches of the Mekong River to help alleviate the eff ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 03/16/2016 - 10:05

  14. 40 Percent of Mekong Delta Could Be Lost to Rising Sea Levels, Dams

    4 Feb 2015- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam Some 40 percent of the Mekong Delta could be lost over the next 100 years because of rising sea levels, and those losses could be even higher if riparian countries continue to build da ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 02/04/2015 - 10:05

  15. Mekong River Commission Is Essential But Insufficient: Report

    10 Oct 2014- 10:40 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CHIANG RAI, Thailand The Mekong River Commission (MRC), an intergovernmental body created by Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam in 1995 to promote cooperation and equitable use of the Mekong River, is “essen ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 10/10/2014 - 10:40

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