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    Mekong depth set to dip

    News, Post Reporters, Published on 31/05/2021

    » The Mekong River's depth in Chiang Rai's Chiang Saen district is expected to drop by about 1.3 metres today, as a dam in China's Yunnan province reduced its discharge rate last week, a river monitor warned.

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    Against the currents

    Life, Published on 21/04/2021

    » Through disasters, a fellowship was struck. Ormboon Thipsuna remembers the date well, Aug 12, 2008, when a deluge of water from the Mekong swept through her hometown of Nong Khai and seven riparian northeastern provinces. Considering the rainfall was rather small and the Mekong's gradual seasonal pace of fluctuations, many locals believed the sudden mega-flood, at times water levels went up as high as 13m, was caused by China's dams upstream. Importantly, Ormboon got to know Niwat Roykaew, aka "Kru Tee", founder of the Rak Chiang Khong group based in Chiang Rai province.


    Sharing the Mekong

    Asia focus, Paritta Wangkiat, Published on 29/03/2021

    » "The Mekong River is the source of prosperity," an old saying goes, and it was once true for Pongsak Saitongmart. The 69-year-old former fisherman and his family of five largely depended on income from fishing and a vegetable farm fed by water from the Mekong.


    CKP eyes further 5% share in Xayaburi

    Business, Published on 09/03/2021

    » CK Power Plc (CKP) is preparing to acquire an additional 5% share, valued at 1.8 billion baht, in Xayaburi Power Company Ltd (XPCL), which operates a hydropower dam on the Mekong River in Laos, to further invest in renewable energy and generate more long-term revenue.


    Thai govt threatens to veto new Lao dam

    News, Apinya Wipatayotin, Published on 12/12/2020

    » LOEI: Thai authorities are not happy with the potential environmental impact of the planned Sanakham hydroelectric dam in Laos and have hinted they may exercise a section of the Mekong River Agreement to halt the scheme, according to Somkiat Prajamwong, secretary-general of the Office of National Water Resources (ONWR).


    Tide turning for Mekong protesters

    News, Wassayos Ngamkham, Published on 07/12/2020

    » CHIANG RAI: After almost two decades of campaigning against hydro-dams and water projects built on the Mekong River, local civic groups and conservationists finally launched the "Mekong People's Forum," with the hope of moving their campaign to a policy level.


    Fight for the Mekong gathers pace

    Oped, Passakorn Jumlongrach, Published on 26/11/2020

    » More than 20 years ago, when two Chiang Rai-based environmentalists, Niwat Roikaew and Somkiat Kuenwongsa, learned that the Chinese government were blasting rapids in the upper Mekong River from Yunnan to Myanmar and Laos to clear the way for large commercial vessels, they started worrying.


    Lao dam project sparks environmental concerns

    News, Published on 05/07/2020

    » The latest dam project set for the Mekong River this year, spearheaded by the Lao government in Luang Prabang province, has renewed fears among other countries through which the river passes of the effect such structures have on the surrounding environment.


    Laos to plough on with third Mekong dam project

    Published on 01/07/2020

    » Laos is pushing ahead with a hydropower project on the Mekong River, despite reservations aired by neighbouring countries over its potential to harm fisheries and farming downstream, the Mekong River Commission (MRC) said on Wednesday.


    Northeast residents oppose 6th Laos dam project

    News, Bangkok Post, Published on 13/05/2020

    » Thai residents living in eight northeastern provinces along the Mekong River are opposed to Laos' plans to construct a new hydropower dam on the Mekong River over fears it will threaten the river system, where seasonal flooding supports fisheries and regional agriculture.

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