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Commerce minister inspects Chiang Rai's special economic zone

Commerce Minister Sonthirat Sonthijirawong visited Chiang Rai province to inspect the development of Chiang Khong Border Area Special Economic Zone.  []The area is planned to be developed into a joint Special Economic Zone between Thailand, China, Laos, and Myanmar, as it is home to the 4th ...

Chiang Rai’s Chiang Khong District Organizes Activity to Promote Mekong River Weed

Various agencies of the northernmost province of Chiang Rai have co-organized an activity to promote a northern delicacy at the Pracharat must-visit market in Chiang Khong district. The event featured the making of the world’s longest dried weed from the Mekong River. Keep reading ...

Vipaporn Pooritanasarn

Villagers turn drought into baht, selling Mekong weed

Residents of a village in Chiang Rai’s Chiang Khong district has turned the annual drought into an opportunity by harvesting Mekong weed to sell, earning some Bt500 to Bt2,000 a day, they said. Keep reading ...

The Nation Reporter

Navigation Warning on Mekong River as Water Level Recedes in Chiang Rai

The Marine Office in Chiang Rai province has warned operators of cargo and cruise boats between Chiang Rai and South China in the Mekong River to be extra cautious as the the water level has receded considerably in recent days, stranding several cargo boats in ...

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Boat services in Chiang Rai affected by lower water levels in the Mekong

China has stopped discharging water from Yunnan Dam into the Mekong River, affecting boat services in the northern city of Chiang Rai. The Mekong River which runs through China’s Yunnan province has seen a significant drop in water levels in many areas after Yunnan Dam discontinued ...

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China’s Stoppage of Water at Yunnan Dam Affecting Shipping on Mekong in Chiang Rai

China has stopped discharging water from Yunnan Dam into the Mekong River, affecting boat services on the Mekong River in Chiang Rai Province. The Mekong River which runs through China’s Yunnan province has seen a significant drop in water levels in many areas after Yunnan ...

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Don't touch the Mekong

[] A collection of shoals, reefs and islets off Chiang Rai province is the only serious block for 500-tonne Chinese riverboats past Thailand and all the way down to Luang Prabang in Laos. Beijing is once again applying economic and diplomatic pressure on Prime Minister ...

Bankok Post staff

Chinese dam discharge affects Mekong in Chiang Rai 

The volume of water in the Mekong River has risen rapidly following discharges from a dam in Yunnan province in southern China, but the impact on the actual water level is in dispute. Keep reading   ...

Chinpat Chaimon

Pak Beng dam project riles locals

Environmental activists will petition the Administrative Court Thursday to help in their protest against the new Pak Beng dam project on the Mekong River in Laos, which could bring both ecological and economic impacts to the region. They want the court to encourage state agencies, ...

Outrage over Mekong EIA process

Local activists and academics are angry that Chinese officials and companies working on the Mekong River Navigation Channel Improvement Project will be the decision maker on an Environmental Impact Assessment of the project. The TEAM Group of Companies, a Thai consultancy hired by the Chinese state-owned company, met ...

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