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A Shared Commitment to the Future of the Mekong River

– CHIANG RAI – No one knows the Mekong River better than the communities that live along it. For generations, their way of life has been intertwined with the river: fishermen and women, farmers, boat drivers and villagers. But in recent years the river has changed, becoming more unpredictable and less reliable for the communities […]

April 22nd, 2017 | Posted in Chiangrai News | Read More »

Thai Government Flip Flops on Law Banning Riding in the Back of Pickup Trucks

 – A pickup truck carries school children Mae Salong, Chiang Rai, Thailand. – CHIANG RAI – The Thai Government has done a flip flop on its law banning the riding in the back of pickup trucks after considering that such riding has become the way of life of Thai people.   The National Legislative Assembly […]

April 19th, 2017 | Posted in Chiangrai News | Read More »

Mae Sai Residents Awakened by 4.7 Earthquake Near Tachileik Myanmar

– CHIANG RAI – The National Disaster Warning Centre reported Tuesday that an earthquake measuring 5.1 on the Richter scale hit Myanmar about 39 kilometres northeast of Mae Sai district on Tuesday afternoon. Residents Ban Muang Daeng Village said that the quake that was about two kilometres deep, awoke residents as it shook floors and […]

April 19th, 2017 | Posted in Chiangrai News | Read More »

Two Month Survey Commences on Mekong River Channel Prior to Blasting

– CHIANG RAI – The Provincial Marine Department Office has reported that survey work for the improvement of the navagation channel on the Mekong River in Chiang Saen will begin on Wednesday. An official letter from Chiang Rai Provincial Marine Department said the China’s Second Harbor Consultants, will start the survey on the Mekong River […]

April 19th, 2017 | Posted in Chiangrai News | Read More »

Activity to Promote Traffic Safety and Healthcare During Songkran Held at Wat Rong Khun

– CHIANG RAI – National artist Chalermchai Kositpipat, the Chiang Rai Public Health Office and the Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital have launched an activity to promote traffic safety and healthcare during the Songkran Water Festival. The event is taking place at Wat Rong Khun. It features an exhibition of King Rama IX, a first aid […]

April 13th, 2017 | Posted in Chiangrai News | Read More »

Authorities in Chiang Saen Arrest Two Laotian Men Trying to Transport a Toyota Truck to Laos Under the Cover of Darkness

– CHIANG RAI – Captain Chonlathai Rattanaruang, commander of the Chiang Rai-based Navy patrol unit in the Chiang Saen District Office has reported authorities detained two Laotian men and seized a Toyota Vigo pickup truck with Bangkok registration. The two Laotian men were caught after trying to drive the truck on to a boat in […]

April 13th, 2017 | Posted in Chiangrai News | Read More »

Songkran Storm Warning for Northern Thailand

– CHIANG RAI – The Meteorological Department has reported nother high pressure zone from China is moving into Northern Thailand, bringing hot weather with summer thunderstorms, gusty winds and even hail during April 12-15. People are advised to take health and safety precautions and keep abreast of weather advisories. – More Days  

April 11th, 2017 | Posted in Chiangrai News | Read More »

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