Mekong River

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Noun1.Mekong River - an Asian riverMekong River - an Asian river; flows through a large delta in southern Vietnam into the South China Sea
Burma, Myanmar, Union of Burma - a mountainous republic in southeastern Asia on the Bay of Bengal; "much opium is grown in Myanmar"
Cambodia, Kampuchea, Kingdom of Cambodia - a nation in southeastern Asia; was part of Indochina under French rule until 1946
Cathay, China, Communist China, mainland China, People's Republic of China, PRC, Red China - a communist nation that covers a vast territory in eastern Asia; the most populous country in the world
Lao People's Democratic Republic, Laos - a mountainous landlocked communist state in southeastern Asia; achieved independence from France in 1949
Kingdom of Thailand, Siam, Thailand - a country of southeastern Asia that extends southward along the Isthmus of Kra to the Malay Peninsula; "Thailand is the official name of the former Siam"
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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.
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.
Follow Sue's TV footsteps |LEADING Asia specialist, Travel Indochina, is offering the opportunity to follow in the footsteps of television presenter Sue Perkins whose new BBC2 documentary sees her embarking on a life-changing, 3,000-mile journey up the Mekong River.
Hanoi, Vietnam, June 07, 2013 --( 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.