The project's investors Tuesday for the first time invited technicians from the Mekong River
Commission, donors including the Asian Development Bank and World Bank, and staff from the embassies of Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam to visit the proposed dam site in Xayaburi, northern Laos.
A closed-door meeting on a controversial plan to build a dam on the Mekong River
in Laos began Wednesday with participation from officials and experts of that country and its downstream neighbors Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam.
China will join Southeast Asian countries in launching armed patrols of vessels plying the Mekong River
following the murder of 13 Chinese sailors along the regional waterway last month, state media reported Wednesday.
Announcing itself with four huge whacks of its tail, it thrashed against the net that had trapped it in the pale brown water of the Mekong River
. It may have been the biggest freshwater fish ever recorded--a rare giant catfish 9 feet long and weighing 646 pounds.
Previously, the only way to cross the Mekong river
, which splits the country in two, was by boat.
Following tips from vendors, military police allegedly found Keller in a public park along the Mekong River
with four girls, two of them eight- year-olds and two of them ten-year-olds.
The Mekong River
begins its 4000-kilometre journey in Tibet, and then flows down through southern China, Burma, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam, before discharging through the Mouths of the Mekong into the South China Sea.
A member of the Supreme Consultation Forum told The Post on Thursday that he had questioned the Ministry of Mines and Energy over its position regarding a proposed project to develop a sizeable stretch of the Mekong River
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Hanoi, Vietnam, June 07, 2013 --(PR.com)-- For many travelers, the image of this landlocked country is laid-back, serene, rustic, and filled with mountainous regions along the banks of the Mekong River
. Laos keeps its ancient charm largely intact, and also offers an exceptionally varied topography and multilayered culture.
"We have a strong interest in the sustainable management of the Mekong River
, and we view our robust engagement as a sign of our strong commitment toward a lasting and positive relationship with the region," the US statement said.