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Thailand Eyes ‘Land Bridge’ to Link its Coasts

Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-o-cha this week publicly endorsed a proposed land bridge between the Gulf of Thailand and the Andaman Sea, apparently shelving a long-discussed project to build a canal across the Malay Peninsula. The dueling project ideas have generated debate, with some calling the ...

Nontarat Phaicharoen

Thai NGOs Urge Government Not to Buy Power from Sanakham Dam in Laos

A dam prepared for building and construction by Laos on the Mekong river will have unfavorable effects not just on Lao towns however likewise in close-by Thailand, a union of Thai ecological groups states, including that the government in Bangkok ought to cancel strategies to ...

Miriam Jackson

Thailand: Migrants Could Benefit from Moves to Ease COVID-19 Restrictions

Migrant workers in Thailand who could not return to their home countries because of the COVID-19 lockdown have lost jobs and suffered financial hardship during the pandemic, but could soon see their outlook improve as the country starts to reopen. Thailand has long been a regional ...

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Thais Living Along Mekong Struggle from Drought, Effects of Dams

Dam operations upstream combined with a drought have caused a severe drop in water levels along the Mekong River, on which tens of millions of people rely for their livelihoods through fishing or farming, say Thais who live by the banks of the great waterway. BenarNews ...

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