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Mekong River flooding expected next week

The much anticipated annual flooding season in the Mekong Delta is set to arrive in the next few days, much later than usual.

Absence of flood waters upturns life in Mekong Delta

The skewed schedule of annual flooding that the Mekong Delta heavily depends on has negatively affected local cropping and fishing.

Dam-building race threatens Mekong River

An ongoing drought and dozens of hydroelectric power plants are lowering water levels and damaging a fragile ecosystem.
August 20, 2019 | 11:04 am GMT+7

Mekong Delta parched as river dries up upstream

Farmers in the Mekong Delta are grappling with drought and worsening water salinity in rivers due to the El Niño effect.
August 01, 2019 | 11:18 am GMT+7

Sand mining threatens a way of life in Vietnam

An appetite for sand from Vietnam's Mekong river has meant costly consequences for residents living along its shores.
January 15, 2019 | 08:59 am GMT+7

From Tibet to the 'Nine Dragons', Vietnam's Mekong Delta is losing sand

Upstream damming and extensive sand exploitation in the Mekong River are causing locals to struggle with a rapid pace of erosion.
January 15, 2019 | 07:35 am GMT+7

Cambodia hails opening of country's largest dam despite opposition

Cambodian premier Hun Sen on Monday opened the country's largest hydropower scheme.
December 18, 2018 | 08:20 am GMT+7

'Sold by my brother': the Mekong women pressed into marriage in China

Poverty, low education levels and a social expectation to provide for parents has driven many Mekong women to gamble on marriage in China.
December 12, 2018 | 09:49 am GMT+7

Germany, EU continue to fund greater Mekong water co-operation

Germany and the European Union have separately pledged new financial assistance for Mekong riparian countries to boost collaboration.
November 30, 2018 | 08:38 am GMT+7

A food tour of Vietnam is not to be missed: New York Times

The New York Times has named Vietnam among seven journeys ideal for a cultural exploration through its cuisine.
October 07, 2018 | 08:09 pm GMT+7

UK newspaper talks up Vietnam-Cambodia cruise

British tabloid Daily Mail has listed a cruise from Vietnam to Cambodia among the top global river tours of 2019.
October 01, 2018 | 01:44 pm GMT+7

Dams and sand mining threaten integrity of lower Mekong

As investment in hydropower and construction projects ramp up, ecosystems along Southeast Asia's longest river are paying the price.
September 04, 2018 | 10:32 am GMT+7

Mekong River body welcomes Laos' decision to suspend new dam projects

The collapse put Laos’ hydropower ambitions in the spotlight and underscored concerns raised by environmental groups.
August 15, 2018 | 03:50 pm GMT+7

When you eat a Mekong Giant Catfish, you are paying criminals

Vietnamese restaurant owners, chefs and customers are complicit in the crime of catching, advertising, serving and eating an endangered species.
July 25, 2018 | 09:39 am GMT+7

Hundreds missing in Laos after hydropower dam collapse

Hundreds of people are missing and an unknown number believed dead after a partly-constructed hydropower dam in southeast Laos collapsed.
July 24, 2018 | 03:29 pm GMT+7
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