24 July 2019

Level of Mekong, tributaries forecast to rise in coming weeks


- Drought destroying the future of Lao farmers
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- UN agriculture chief monitors project progress in Laos
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- Level of Mekong, tributaries forecast to rise in coming weeks
The level of the Mekong River - the longest river in Southeast Asia - will increase gradually in the coming weeks after falling to a record rainy-season low that is affecting farmers and businesses. The Meteorology and Hydrology Department issued the forecast on Monday, suggesting that there will be more rainfall at the end of this month and early next month. The rainfall will result in
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