Chinese cargo ships have now stopped operating on the Mekong river from Chiang San pier in Chiang Rai up to Myanmar, Laos, and China.
Laos and Vietnam are preparing to upgrade two more local crossing points to official border crossings to facilitate international visits in the northern and southern provinces of the two countries.
The land dispute is also part of the EU’s investigation into the potential suspension of the ‘Everything But Arms’ trade preferences.
If at least the current level of progress is maintained, Laos will graduate from LDC status three years after its next 2021 triennial review in 2024.
The Royal Irrigation Department (RID) is assisting efforts to dig 524 wells across Thailand’s 32 outer provinces due to low Mekong River flows.
Millions of people in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta could be forced to flee coastal areas.
The Mekong River Commission on Tuesday reported dam equipment tests in China will affect water levels in Cambodia, Thailand and Laos in the middle of this month.