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  1. Sino-Laos-Thai rail project still expected to go ahead

    Posted Jul 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to a multibillion-dollar high-speed railway aimed at linking China, Laos and Thailand, but the setback is unlikely to prevent the project from becoming a reality. 'The project has been stagnant for the last ... near Laos will be run by a joint venture to be set up by the Thai and Chinese governments. The line is part of five high-speed rail lines in Thailand proposed by China, which will have a total ...

  2. Vientiane

    Posted Feb 25th 2007, 12:00am by Cynthia Rosenfeld

    ... Cynthia Rosenfeld Laos' sleepy capital takes its name from the Indochina era, although the city has been important to the area since at least the 14th century. Those who go to this once sleepy city along the Mekong River will find a mini-construction boom, which is good for Laos no doubt but inconvenient for tourists and shoppers unaccustomed to leaping over newly poured ...

  3. Chinese cargo ships return to Mekong

    Posted Dec 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to resume navigation on the waterway only after it secured a landmark security co-operation deal with Myanmar, Laos and Thailand. The four countries agreed to jointly patrol the Mekong and provide ... the river. Officials from China, Laos, Myanmar and Thailand reached an agreement in Beijing on October 31 on joint law enforcement and patrols on the Mekong.   ...

  4. Mekong a hot topic at regional summit

    Posted Mar 29th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Choi Chi-yuk in Vientiane and Zhuang Pinghui Premier hopes to strengthen ties but divvying up river likely to stay a sticking point When Premier Wen Jiabao arrives in Laos today ... the Mekong River, called Lancang River on the mainland. China's ambassador to Laos, Pan Guangxue, said yesterday Mr Wen hoped to strengthen regional ties at the summit. Conflict among countries ...

  5. Peace in our time

    Posted Jul 26th 2009, 12:00am by Daniel Jeffreys

    ... Laos, that bed lies 90 feet below. As the light fades we edge down a thin path, which threads across a pair of dromedary peaks that jut from the Vang Ngao river just 20 metres from ... - though there is a hut at the top of the trail where visitors can get a Beer Lao and beef jerky. We are in the Dong Hua Sao National Biodiversity Conservation area on the Bolaven Plateau, a part ...

  6. Plea over Mekong River dams falls on deaf ears

    Posted Oct 26th 2009, 12:00am by Bryony Taylor

    ... requests for further meetings to discuss the issue from the NGO coalition, Save the Mekong. But five member states- Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos, the Philippines and Singapore- did not send ... officials, utterly meaningless,' a forum statement said. Save the Mekong had aimed to discuss the environmental impact of the 11 dams- two in Cambodia, seven in Laos and two in Thailand- through ...

  7. Armed Chinese force set to patrol Mekong

    Posted Nov 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... following the killing of 13 mainland sailors last month. Officials from China, Laos, Myanmar and Thailand reached an agreement in Beijing on October 31 on joint law enforcement and patrols ... with the law enforcement authorities of Laos, Thailand and Myanmar,' he said. Analysts said the operation would allow armed Chinese vessels to enter the waters of the three countries, a move ...

  8. Travellers' checks

    Posted Oct 04th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... In February, the Eastern & Oriental luxury train (www.orient-express.com) will make its first crossing of the Friendship Bridge, which spans the Mekong River, joining Thailand and Laos. The inaugural four-day, three-night journey departs Bangkok on February 23 and takes in the world heritage site of Phimai, the 'new latitude' wineries of Khao Yai, Laos' first railway ...

  9. Go with the flow

    Posted Sep 01st 2008, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... in the wake of devastating floods in parts of northern Thailand and Laos after the Mekong, Southeast Asia's largest river, overflowed its banks, inundating villages and rice fields, and leaving a swathe of destruction. The water level on August 15 in Vientiane, the capital of Laos on the banks of the Mekong, was the highest since records began in 1913. Low-lying regions in Cambodia ...

  10. Washed down the Mekong?

    Posted Jul 21st 2004, 12:00am by Alex Liebman

    ... to healthy, predictable flows of the Mekong. For Thailand, the river is a vital source of water for cities. For Laos, it is a potential source of hydroelectricity for export. Cambodia needs the river ... of which Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam are members- which facilitates co-operation and information exchange on the river. Second, China could give the downstream states a voice on the future ...




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