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Construction of 11km Bridge Across Mekong

Siripun Sinbuathong 21.01.2010
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Construction of 11km Bridge Across Mekong

Construction of the new Chiang Khong bridge across the Mekong River, as part of the North–South Economic Corridor project linking Thailand, Myanmar, Laos and China, is expected to start in March, according to Veera Ruangsooksriwong, director–general of Thailand’s Highways Department.

Amnesty Calls on Thai Government to Permanently Call Off Deportation

Thailand has begun deporting ethnic Hmong to Laos, with the empty ethnic Hmong camp in Thailand to soon be formally closed. Amnesty International has called on the Thai government to permanently call off the deportation.

Rare New Species Discovered in Greater Mekong

A bird eating fanged frog, a gecko that looks like it’s from another planet and a bird which would rather walk than fly, are among the 163 new species discovered in the Greater Mekong region last year that are now at risk of extinction due to climate change, says a new report launched by WWF ahead of UN climate talks in Bangkok.

Exhibition campaigns set to increase exports

The Ministry of Commerce planned to promote exports to neighboring countries Cambodia, Laos, Burma and Vietnam this year in expecting to increase sales by 10 percent.

UN to breed owls to combat rat scourge in Laos

When the rats descended in swarms and wiped out an entire season's rice harvest, hungry Lao and Thai villagers supplemented their diets by hunting barn owls, snakes and other wild animals.

Thailand, Laos, Vietnam open new customs checkpoint

The transport ministers of Thailand, Laos and Vietnam on Thursday will jointly chair the opening of a new transportation route which will facilitate goods transportation and reduce costs between the three countries, all members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), and the southeastern part of China.

Thailand thrashes Laos in Phuket

PHUKET: Thailand’s makeshift side hammered Laos 60 at Surakul stadium last night to move closer to clinching a semifinal berth at the AFF Suzuki Cup.


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