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The Mekong Region honours innovative SMEs

Now in its third-year, Experience Mekong Showcase has shortlisted 60 Experience Mekong Collection member businesses for recognition. Ten enterprises from each of the six Greater Mekong Sub-region* countries are now in the running for six top places (one from each GMS country) that recognise small, responsible ...

89th joint patrol on Mekong River concludes

The 89th international joint patrol on the Mekong River concluded on December 27, with China, Laos, Myanmar and Thailand taking part. According to the Yunnan provincial public security department, 128 law enforcement officers participated in the mission aboard six vessels, covering 542km. A consultation meeting on ...

Drought, dams may lead to death of Mekong

The livelihood of millions of people in China, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam will be affected as drought and newly-built dams impede the Mekong River’s flow, drying up segments of the once fast-flowing river. Observers predict that these two factors may lead to the death of ...

Azman Hamid, Patrick Sennyah, Roy Goh

The Mekong is on the cusp of an ecological catastrophe

People living along the banks of the Mekong River in Laos and Thailand were recently amazed to see the river’s water turn light blue and become so transparent that they could see the sandbars underneath. It was an eye-catching sight and the phenomenon boosted tourism ...

Darunee Sukanan

How To End Deforestation? Two Decades of Lessons Learned in the Greater Mekong

It’s home to spectacular beauty, abundant natural resources, and more than 300 million people spread across Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Vietnam, Thailand, and China. Yet the Greater Mekong has been gripped by conflict and political crises, creating in many places conditions ripe for illegal forest ...

Michael Jenkins, Kerstin Canby, Genevieve Bennett

EU funds effort to disrupt wildlife supply chain in Greater Mekong region

The EU will provide €10 million ($11.14 million) for a project to strengthen government actions to disrupt wildlife supply chains in the Greater Mekong Region, Malaysia and China. The ‘Partners against Wildlife Crime’ initiative seeks to “disrupt the illicit supply chains of wildlife from source to ...

Nguyen Xuan

Rice And Poverty In The Greater Mekong Sub-Region (GMS)

The Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS) is a major global rice producer and exporter but its population suffers from serious levels of poverty and malnutrition. Spanning six countries – China, Myanmar, Lao PDR, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam – the region is home to 334 million people. Keep reading ...

Bui Dung

Preparations underway to organise GMS-6

Representatives of senior officials from member countries of the Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) gathered in Hanoi on March 12 to begin preparations for the sixth GMS summit. Keep reading ...

Nhan Dan Online Reporter

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