Mekong River

BANGKOK - The Tourism and Sports Ministry is organizing a long-distance bike race along Mekong River as part of a ''Mekong cyclists'' tournament. Tourism and Sports Minister Korbkarn Wattanawarangkun said winners of the long-distance bike race scheduled from October 30 until November 3 will be awarded...
  BANGKOK, May 15 – Thailand and Laos will hold a joint cabinet retreat (JCR) this weekend to discuss bilateral cooperation including building two more bridges across the Mekong River, according to an official statement released on Tuesday.
NAKHON PHANOM, May 13--- Forty-one Siamese rosewood logs estimated to be worth Bt3 million were confiscated on the banks of the Mekong River today in Thailand's northeastern province of Nakhon Phanom, according to local authorities.
NAKHON PHANOM, Oct 1 – A small village in this northeastern Thai province is cashing in on odd ‘products’ from the soil making total earnings of over Bt100 million for villagers each year.
BANGKOK, 21 September 2012  - Following Nor Kham’s allegations of Thai soldiers’ involvement in the massacre of Chinese sailors in the Mekong River last October, Deputy Prime Minister Yuthasak Sasiprapa is demanding further clarification from the murders’ principal suspect.

Nan: New Gateway to Laos

Monday, 06 August 2012 11:17
Will anyone disagree when we say North Thailand is the region that is richest in culture and tradition?
Bangkok, July 30 2012  – Water level has been rising continuously in the Mekong River, Chiang Rai province. More than 1,000 rais of corn fields have been damaged. While Chiang Saen district has warned local people in the area to be on the lookout. 
NONG KHAI, July 19 -- Thailand's Mekong Riverine Operation Unit rescued 12 endangered pangolins – commonly known as ant eaters – and arrested one wildlife smuggler, Thai authorities said Thursday.
BANGKOK, July 16 - Cambodia's threatened epidemic of hand-foot-mouth disease has passed its critical point and is now controllable, but Thailand remains on alert during its encounter with the epidemic, Bureau of Epidemiology director Dr Pasakorn Akarasewi said on Monday.
BANGKOK, July 11 -- Thailand's Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra met visiting Chinese State Councilor Meng Jianzhu on the theme of security and law enforcement cooperation.

Kayaking: a classic tale of adventure

Thursday, 12 July 2012 10:38
The original locals of the Americas, Canada, and Europe used canoes and kayaks for travel and lived their lives beside rivers and seas. Later canoes and kayaks were used in sports and tourism.
BANGKOK, May 11 - A team of Thai police willing May 17-24 for a joint police investigation of the murder of 13 Chinese sailors on the Mekong River on Oct 5 last year.
BANGKOK, April 29--- Jai Norkham, a suspected ethnic Shan drug kingpin with alleged involvement in the killing of 13 Chinese shipping crewmen last year on the Mekong River in Chiang Rai, was arrested in the Lao PDR last week but may not be extradited to...

Dry Mekong River affecting water supply

Tuesday, 28 February 2012 17:53
NAKHON PHANOM, 28 February 2012  – Drought has taken over many provinces in the Northeast. The Mekong River, the lifeline for local farmers, has run dry, affecting transportation and water supply. 
Bangkok, October 13, 2011— The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has mapped out an extensive campaign of festivals and activities specifically to promote the Northeastern region of Thailand (I-san) during 2011 -2012.

Floods still worrisome in some provinces

Wednesday, 10 August 2011 09:19
MAE HONG SON, Aug 9 – Cracks and land subsidence on a mountainside in this mountainous province pose a threat to villages further down the slopes in Mae Hong Son while floodwaters continue moving south in some provinces.
BANGKOK, June 30 -- Thailand's Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation has warned riverside residents along the Mekong River of possible flooding as the river's water level continues to increase, which could eventually overflow to bring floods to many provinces.