16 SEP 2020 - Source: Global Times Although the US has tried to provoke ASEAN countries against China, most officials and citizens in these countries are seemingly not willing to join the works.Daw Than Than Htay, a member of Myanmar Institute of Strategic and International Studies, told the Global ...
12 SEP 2020 - Source: Vietnam Times The US has pledged to provide nearly US$153.6 million in assistance to several projects of the Mekong countries, official said. The 1st Mekong-US Partnership Ministerial Meeting was held online on September 11, attended by Deputy Prime Minister, Foreign Minister P...
22 Aug 2020 - Source: Khmer Times - China is ready to share data on water flows into the Mekong River, a longstanding request of downstream Southeast Asian countries, a Thai foreign ministry official said on Friday and reported by Bangkok Post. Control of the waters is politically sensitive, an...
07 Aug 2020 - Source: Radio Free Asia - As water levels in the lower-Mekong region hit record lows for the second year in a row, a report published Friday by the intergovernmental Mekong River Commission urged China, Myanmar and its member countries to share more data about hydroelectric dam op...
05 July 2020 - Source: New Straits Times - THE Earth came with no borders. Rivers do not recognise them. To them, the Earth is one undivided planet. It is we — nations of men — who have divided the planet into this and that land. Blame it on the Treaty Of Westphalia of 1648. which brought us th...
28 JUN 2020 - Source: The ASEAN Post - Water levels in Southeast Asia's largest river may be at its lowest in a century. Low rainfall, high temperatures and poor dam regulations are contributing to a historic low at the Mekong, affecting lives, the region's agriculture and fishing industries an...
This chapter outlines the status of hydropower development in Myanmar. In absence of a hydropower policy or plan in Myanmar, the Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) will assess the existing hydropower plants and planned projects in the major river basins and sub-basins. The analysis firstly cov...
31 MAY 2020 - Source: ABC News - It's one of 10 rivers in the world that collectively contribute up to 95 per cent of plastic in the ocean. Running for more than 4,000 kilometres, the Mekong River flows through six countries, starting in China and making its way through Myanmar, Laos, Thailand,...
​25 APR 2020 - Source: The Star - The 92nd Mekong River joint patrol by China, Laos, Myanmar and Thailand concluded on Saturday morning (April 25) as three Chinese law enforcement boats returned to Guanlei Port in the southwest Province of Yunnan. A total of 109 law enforcement officers from th...
​21 APR 2020 - Source: The Star - KUNMING: The 92nd Mekong River joint patrol led by China, Laos, Myanmar and Thailand started on Tuesday (April 21) from Jingha Port, Xishuangbanna Dai Autonomous Prefecture in southwest China's Yunnan Province. The mission will cover areas including the "Golden...
​14 APR 2020 - Source: The Telegraph - China's Mekong River dams held back large amounts of water during a damaging drought in downstream countries last year despite China having higher-than-average water levels upstream, a US research company said in a study. China's government disputed the fi...
​31 MAR 2020 - Source: OOSKAnews - The six countries of the Lancang-Mekong Cooperation (LMC) Mechanism (China, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam) have committed to further enhancement of water resource cooperation, most especially in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. "The epidem...
​11 MARCH 2020 - Source: Khmer Times - According to recent Mekong River Commission (MRC) studies, the frequency and severity of droughts across the Mekong basin has increased over the past few decades. The upper reaches of the Mekong are witnessing an unprecedented spectacle when the ...
29 Apr 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - Hidden deep in the forest about 250 kilometres from the notorious sin city of Mine Lar in Shan State is the decrepit Sut Lway jetty on the Mekong River. Despite its tumble-down appearance, Sut Lway is the gateway for an illicit trade in luxury motor vehicles and o...
The Sustainable Mekong Research Network (SUMERNET) announces a call for concept notes for its research grants for 2019. This phase of the programme (2019-2028) is titled SUMERNET 4 All, focusing on water insecurity in the Mekong Region. The total fund available in this round is 12,000,000 SEK for 12...