Water Flow From China’s Jinghong Dam To Decrease

(KPL) The outflow of water from the Jinghong hydropower station in China’s Yunnan province will decrease by about 25-45 per cent over five days, according to an official notification from China’s Ministry of Water Resources being copied to the Mekong River Commission Secretariat on Monday.In ...

KPL News Desk

Level of Mekong, tributaries forecast to rise in coming weeks

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The level of the Mekong River – the longest river in Southeast Asia – will increase gradually in the coming weeks after falling to a record rainy-season low that is affecting farmers and businesses.The Meteorology and Hydrology Department issued the forecast ...

Times Reporters

Mekong falls to critically low level

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times) – The Mekong, one of the largest rivers in South East Asia, is experiencing a historically low level, and Vientiane residents whose livelihoods depend on the river are struggling to sustain their businesses.Mr Xaysana Bounyalath, who has been fishing in the river ...

Times Reporters

Mekong River drops to lowest level in a century around Thai, Lao, Myanmar border

Water levels in the Mekong River are now at the lowest point in a century as of July 19, lower than a record set in April 1973.South East Asia’s Stimson Centre claims that, based on recent satellite images, the drastic lowering of the water level ...

The Thaiger

Mekong Water Level at Record Low amid Deficient Rainfall

The Mekong River, which flows through Laos, is experiencing a record low water level amid deficient rainfall.In Vientiane, the water level of the Mekong is 0.7 meters, or 5.54 meters below its long-term average water level measured over 57 years (1961-2018). It is about 1.36 ...

The Laotian Times

Mekong water levels reach low record

Vientiane, Lao PDR, 18 July 2019 – The Mekong water levels during this early flood season from June to July are among the lowest on record, falling below their historical long-term minimum levels. But the situation is expected to get better at the end of ...

Sopheak Meas

Mekong, Australian river bodies renew partnership

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The Mekong River Commission (MRC) and the Murray-Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) of Australia have signed an agreement marking the re-establishment of knowledge transfer channels between the two organisations.The MRC Secretariat CEO, Dr An Pich Hatda, and the MDBA Chief Executive, Mr ...

Times Reporters

FEATURE: The well diggers in Laos

BOKEO, Laos (Vientiane Times/ANN) – All living things, plants, animals and humans, need water to survive.  But despite an apparent abundance of water and river systems in Laos, during the dry season many people and villages struggle to access clean water which puts their health and ...

Patithin Phetmeuangphuan

Laos, Cambodia partner in transboundary water resource project

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Laos and Cambodia have agreed on cooperative actions on the key priorities of a joint project on cross-border water resource development and management.Representatives of the two nations discussed plans recently at a Regional Steering Committee meeting, which identified eco-tourism and fisheries ...

News Desk

KOICA, Laos assess master plan for management of Nam Ngum River Basin

The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) and Ministry of Energy and Mines met yesterday to discuss the final report of a project to write a master plan for Integrated Water Resource Management in the Nam Ngum River Basin. The project is funded by grant aid of ...

Times Reporters

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