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Law Enforcement from Mekong Nations Unite as Drug Trafficking Worsens in the Golden Triangle

Law enforcement agencies from Thailand, China, Myanmar and Laos will once again join together to boost measures against drug trafficking, following the worsening situation in northern Thailand. The drugs being carried through the Golden Triangle bore the same characteristics with pills imprinted with a symbol ...

Japan and Mekong nations to push 150 Southeast Asia projects

The leaders of Japan and five Southeast Asian countries that share the Mekong River on Tuesday agreed to adopt a new policy that pushes forward more than 150 projects in the Mekong region using official development assistance from Japan. Keep reading ...

Following Tragic Dam Collapse, Mekong Nations Talk Hydropower at Forum

Leaders of the Mekong nations have raised concerns over the development of hydropower along the river system following the collapse of a major dam in Laos in July. The leaders met on Wednesday at the World Economic Forum on Asean to discuss their vision for ...

Japan and Mekong nations agree to keep U.N. sanctions in place against North

Top diplomats from Japan and five Southeast Asian countries along the Mekong River have pledged to maintain U.N. economic sanctions aimed at pressuring North Korea to achieve complete denuclearization as promised. The agreement Friday came amid growing concern that countries friendly to North Korea, such as ...

Mekong nations get started on their own infrastructure fund

Five nations that share the Mekong River on Saturday adopted a five-year master development plan, vowing to upgrade roads, power grids and other pieces of infrastructure that connect and strengthen the region. Keep reading   ...

Mekong nations agree to share information

Representatives of six Mekong nations formulated guidelines at an academic conference in Thailand on how to share information and technology to jointly manage the transnational river this week. Keep reading ...

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Environmental Concerns as Mekong Nations Vow to Promote River Development

An action plan agreed by the leaders of China and five Southeast Asian neighbors to step up industrialization and urbanization in their common Mekong River region has sharpened longstanding concerns about the environmental damage from Chinese dam-building on the key water source.Keep reading ...

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