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Navigation in Mekong River warned as water level recedes




The Marine Office in Chiang Rai province has warned operators of cargo and cruise boats between Chiang Rai and South China in the Mekong River to be extra cautious as the the water level has receded considerably in recent days, stranding several cargo boats in the river.


Suranat Sirichoti, director of the Chiang Rai Marine Office, issued the warning after water level in the river section in Chiang Saen, Chiang Khong, and Wieng Kaen districts receded to lower than 2 metres.


The shallow water could pose danger to navigation in the river by cargo and cruise boats plying services from Luang Prabang and Chiang Saen to China’s Guanlei port, he said.


Full story: http://englishnews.thaipbs.or.th/navigation-mekong-river-warned-water-level-recedes/


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