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  Mekong - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
From around the time of the fall of the Khmer empire, the Mekong was the frontline between the emergent states of Siam and Tonkin (North Vietnam), with Laos and Cambodia, then situated on the coast, torn between their influence.
The first European to encounter the Mekong was the Portuguese Antonio de Faria in 1540; a European map of 1563 depicts the river, although even by then little was known of the river upstream of the delta.
The very flat Mekong Delta area in Vietnam is thus prone to flooding, especially in the provinces of An Giang and Dong Thap (Đồng Tháp), near the Cambodian border.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Mekong   (1568 words)

  
 History of Giant Mekong Catfish
The fish is migratory, transboundary, and endemic to the Mekong River.
The Mekong giant catfish is one of the only Mekong species specifically mentioned in several international treaties and agreements, such as the IUCN Red List of Endangered Species and the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species.
This migration pattern is common among fish of the Cambodian Mekong and thus the protection of the migratory pathway may benefit an entire assemblage of migratory fish.
www.geocities.com /zoomfishing/History.html   (1477 words)

  
 Mekong Committee
The Mekong is the seventh largest river in the world in terms of discharge (tenth in length), rising in China, then flowing 4200 kilometers through Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, and finally through the extensive delta in Vietnam into the South China Sea.
The Mekong, for example, is not an exotic stream, and consequently does not have the sharp management conflicts between well-watered upstream riparians and their water-poor downstream neighbors as, for instance, the Euphrates and the Nile.
Mekong Committee becomes a three-member "Interim Committee," with the lack of a representative government in Cambodia.
www.transboundarywaters.orst.edu /projects/casestudies/mekong.html   (2909 words)

  
 Mekong River
The upper Mekong is a long, narrow valley comprising roughly one-fourth of the total area, cutting through the mountains and plateaus of China.
In its upper reaches the Mekong is one of the cluster of great streams rising in the plateau between the Salween and Yangtze rivers; the streambed has cut deeply into the rugged landscape through which it flows.
The Mekong's flow comes chiefly from rainfall in its lower basin and is a function of the variation in seasonal rainfall caused by the monsoon winds.
www.tuvy.com /Countries/vietnamese/land/mekong_river.htm   (1950 words)

  
 Statement on Cooperation for the Sustainable Development of the Mekong River Basin
Mekong fishes undertake massive seasonal migrations to feed and spawn throughout the river basin.
Long before the Mekong countries were separated by different political ideologies, the Mekong River had always been and continues to be a symbol of the close relations between people living in the Mekong Basin.
When the new Mekong River Commission is developing plans or projects, there must be thorough study of every potential impact, extensive dissemination of reliable and meaningful information, and comprehensive public consultations through which local people and other concerned parties can have their questions and concerns effectively addressed.
www.hartford-hwp.com /archives/54/205.html   (1837 words)

  
 Mekong River   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
Excess flow in the Mekong would be stored to reduce natural flooding, generate energy and provide water, particularly during the dry season, for the development of irrigated agriculture on both banks of the river.
Mekong fishery in Laos was estimated at about 16,500 metric tons in 1973, and was thought to employ some 75,000 persons (Mekong Committee, 1976).
IUCN (in prep); Karpowicz (1985); McNeely (1975); Mekong Committee (1970, 1976, 1978, 1981, 1983 and l984a); Pantulu (1975, 1986a and l986b); Sayer (1983a and 1983b).
www.arcbc.org.ph /wetlands/lao_PDR/lao_mekriv.htm   (2103 words)

  
 WWF Indochina Programme
As part of its Mekong Programme, WWF Greater Mekong is also working with the French Development Agency (AFD) to study the effect of the floods on three recently constructed bridges on a portion of a road in the Mekong flood plain.
WWF Greater Mekong’s work on the Mekong River is greatly assisted by a unique partnership among the four countries of the lower basin – Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam –; which in 1995 signed a cooperative agreement for the sustainable development of the Mekong River Basin.
WWF Greater Mekong will identify the areas in the Mekong Basin that are the most susceptible to the impact of climate change and enhance the ability of governments to address the problems of changing rain patterns and rising sea levels, which pose their own dangers to the river.
www.wwfindochina.org /Living_Mekong_Initiative/LMI.htm   (1116 words)

  
 Mekong Capital - Private Equity Investment Funds in Vietnam   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
Mekong Capital is an employee-owned investment management company which manages the Mekong Enterprise Fund, a private equity fund launched in April 2002, and the Mekong Enterprise Fund II, a private equity fund launched in June 2006.
Mekong Capital was established in 2001 by individuals with extensive background in the investment management industry, both in Vietnam and internationally.
Mekong Capital believes that to achieve our objectives, the most important success factor is the capabilities, knowledge and motivation of our team.
www.mekongcapital.com.vn   (812 words)

  
 Mekong - dam
It is assumed that the students have studied the route of the Mekong River and have some idea of the landscape and people living along the Mekong.
A committee for Coordination of Investigations in the lower Mekong Basin was organized with the help of the United Nations.
Dams drowned farmland along the Mekong and its tributaries and people living along the banks of the Mekong had to relocate to higher lands that were unsuitable for farming.
www.hawaii.edu /hga/gaw01/workshop/Mekongdam.html   (1026 words)

  
 International Rivers Network: Mekong
The Mekong River is the heart and soul of mainland Southeast Asia.
The 12th longest river in the world, the Mekong runs 4,800 kilometers from its headwaters on the Tibetan Plateau through Yunnan Province of China, Burma, Thailand, Cambodia, Lao PDR and Vietnam.
IRN’s briefing paper outlines threats arising from the Mekong Power Grid scheme, proposed by the ADB, that would facilitate the construction of numerous hydropower schemes in Laos, Burma, and China’s Yunnan province to feed the power–hungry cities of Thailand and Vietnam.
www.irn.org /programs/mekong   (1224 words)

  
 Salon Travel | Guns, muskmelon breasts and the Laotian Gandhi   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
Thus, I wasn't sure what to think when in the midst of my third week of traveling down the Mekong River, a couple of Lao soldiers rousted me out of my sleeping bag at gunpoint and marched me up the sandbar to what remained of the night's campfire.
Like Twain's Mississippi, the Laotian Mekong is a dividing line, the gateway to a wild and undeveloped frontier.
Like Twain's Mississippi, life on the Laotian Mekong is just now beginning to forget its civil-war past in favor of a more prosperous and dynamic future.
www.salon.com /travel/diary/pott/1999/07/06/mekong1/index.html   (891 words)

  
 Mekong Enterprise Fund FAQs
Mekong Private Sector Development Facility (MPDF) played a key role in helping to launch Mekong Enterprise Fund in 2001 and 2002 and has introduced some companies to the Fund as potential investments.
Mekong Capital's objective is to have the highest possible return for investors (net IRR) on the funds that it manages.
Mekong Capital uses this financial model as a basis to propose a valuation to the company’s shareholders at the end of the appraisal process.
www.mekongcapital.com /faq.htm   (1854 words)

  
 Mekong Research
The markets of the Mekong region are among the fastest growing and challenging in Asia.
Mekong Research prepares comprehensive trade reports that enable companies to identify the best strategies for exporting to the region.
Mekong Research owns a proprietary database containing eight years of business and investment data, and information on over 6,000 local and foreign-invested companies in the Mekong region.
www.mekongsources.com   (186 words)

  
 Mekong River Cambodia Wetlands | ARCBC   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
13°55'N, 105°58'E to 10°55'N, 105°08'E; the Mekong River from the border with Laos in the north to the border with Vietnam in the south.
The lower Mekong exhibits pronounced seasonal variations in flow, reflecting rainfall patterns~ Water levels are lowest in April and May; at this time, many water bodies in the inundation zone are isolated, and the smaller tributaries tend to dry out.
Some 85-95% of the freshwater fish populations in the Mekong basin follow the inundation spawning pattern, undertaking lateral migrations from the mainstream and tributaries into the inundation zones to spawn and rear young between July and September (Pantulu, 1986b).
www.arcbc.org.ph /wetlands/cambodia/khm_mekriv.htm   (2019 words)

  
 Mekong River Commission Secretatriat- Vientiane, Lao PDR   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
The Mekong River Commission (MRC) was formed on 5 April 1995 by an agreement between the governments of Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Viet Nam.
The four countries signed The Agreement on the Cooperation for the Sustainable Development of the Mekong River Basin and agreed on joint management of their shared water resources and development of the economic potential of the river.
The Mekong River Commission Secretariat, which is based in Vientiane, Lao PDR, provides technical and administrative services to the MRC Council and Joint Committee.
www.mrcmekong.org   (423 words)

  
 Fish whopper: 646 pounds a record - Environment - MSNBC.com
This Mekong giant catfish was weighed at 646 pounds by researchers working on a project to identify, study and conserve large freshwater fish around the world.
The Mekong giant catfish was caught and eaten in a remote village in Thailand along the Mekong River, home to more species of giant fish than any other river in the world, the researchers said.
The Mekong River Basin is home to more species of massive fish than any river on Earth, they added, and Mekong fish are the primary source of protein for the 73 million people that live along the river.
www.msnbc.msn.com /id/8404622   (631 words)

  
 Ask Erowid : ID 3059 : Does Mekong Whiskey contain Amphetamine?
During her travels she came across something she called "Mekong Whiskey" from Thailand, which she reported to have amphetamines in the alcohol.
Mekong Whiskey is an inexpensive bottled brand of whiskey sold in south-east asia, especially Thailand.
There are rumors that Mekong Whiskey contains amphetamine, and it seems possible that individuals could choose to mix the drink with amphetamine or another stimulant...but we're unable to find any evidence to suggest that store bought Mekong Whiskey contains anything psychoactive except rice-based alcohol.
www.erowid.org /ask/ask.cgi?ID=3059   (257 words)

  
 Amazon.com: The Mekong: Turbulent Past, Uncertain Future: Books: Milton Osborne   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
The author admits that the enormous power and potential of the Mekong River is his obsession, begun when he was a foreign service officer and subsequently cultivated through four decades of traveling and living in Southeast Asia.
Osborne is not very effective when attempting to link early and modern history by describing the problems that occurred in times of war, in the 1950s and throughout the 1970s, for example, when the depletion of forests, extensive flooding, and the erosion of topsoil became political issues.
The Mekong, at one point or another, serves as a national border for five natinos adn crosses the soverign territory of a sixth.
www.amazon.com /Mekong-Turbulent-Past-Uncertain-Future/dp/0871138069   (2949 words)

  
 Journey to Planet Earth . Stories of Hope: Mekong Delta, Vietnam | PBS
Nourished by the snows of the Himalayas, the Mekong is among the least developed of Asia's great rivers, yet it sustains people from six nations.
Nourished by the snows of the Himalayas, the Mekong River is among the least developed of Asia's great waterways.
This has brought an uneasy truce with upstream development, giving the six Mekong River nations desperately needed time to develop strategies for coping with the environmental threats that always accompany an increase in population.
www.pbs.org /journeytoplanetearth/hope/mekong.html   (857 words)

  
 Mekong Enterprise Fund: Investment Manager   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
Mekong Capital was formed in May 2001 primarily for the purpose of launching and managing the Mekong Enterprise Fund.
Mekong Capital is comprised of shareholders, directors and employees who have significant experience in investment management and banking, both in the Mekong Region and internationally.
Mekong Capital is a member of the Vietnam Association of Financial Investors (VAFI), the American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM) in Ho Chi Minh City, the European Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam (EUROCHAM), the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam (CANCHAM), the Emerging Markets Private Equity Association (EMPEA) and the Asian Corporate Governance Association.
www.mekongcapital.com /investment.htm   (205 words)

  
 CNN.com - Trying to save a catfish as big as a bear - Dec. 1, 2003
The Mekong giant catfish -- whose Cambodian name means "the king of fish" -- is a rare find in these waters, a Mekong River tributary.
The fish is well known in the Mekong countries, where some people believe fishing for it has gone on thousands of years.
At Khon Phi Laung, rapids near the Thai-Laos border that are in the area of the only known spawning grounds for giant catfish, villagers haven't snagged one of the species in the last three years and the overall catch has fallen as well, Chainarong said.
www.cnn.com /2003/TECH/science/12/01/cambodia.catfish.ap/index.html   (1042 words)

  
 IRN's Mekong Campaign: The ADB: Financing Destructive Development
The Mekong, the eleventh longest river in the world, begins its course on the Tibetan Plateau, some 4,500 kilometers from its mouth at the South China Sea.
In addition, the Mekong Secretariat, the technical branch of the regional planning organization, the Mekong River Commission, released a study proposing nine mainstream 'run-of-river' dams.
The aim of the study was to "identify the scope, opportunities and means for enhancing cooperation in the field of water resources, electric power and natural gas within the subregion."1 In 1994, Norconsult released its final report.
www.irn.org /programs/mekong/aviva.html   (1786 words)

  
 BBC News | ASIA-PACIFIC | Mekong: 'Mother of rivers'
You come away feeling the ever-present Mekong, the country's economic and spiritual lifeline, is the one thing you can be sure of.
The director of the Laos Mekong River Committee, Boriboun Sanakisam, took me out in one of the high-speed powerboats favoured by rich, young Thai businessmen keen to do business with their resource-rich neighbour just across the river.
In the north of the country, I took a small longtail boat down the Mekong and retraced the journey taken by countless Lao kings from the Buddha caves of Tham Ting to the royal jetty at the old capital of Luang Prabang.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/asia-pacific/1506086.stm   (696 words)

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