On behalf of International Rivers, I would like to sincerely thank Thanh Nien Newspaper for the extensive reporting and coverage given to the proposed Xayaburi Dam on the Mekong River's mainstream.
The regular news stories generated from the English editions of the Thanh Nien Newspaper, Thanh Nien Weekly and Thanh Nien News, have helped to advance knowledge and debate on this important issue, while also serving as a key source of news for readers inside the region and globally.
I would like to also express my gratitude to Mr. Luong Nguyen An Dien, deputy managing director of the Thanh Nien Weekly. His professionalism and commitment to ensuring accurate and truthful reporting of issues affecting the Mekong River deserves special recognition. Over the past year, he has produced an extensive number of well-written, in-depth articles on the proposed Xayaburi Dam, its regional decision-making process and the adverse transboundary impacts the mainstream dams pose to the region and Vietnam's Mekong Delta.
Thanks again for the excellent journalism! We look forward to your newspaper's continued coverage on this important issue as the regional governments' move closer to making a decision on whether or not proceed with the Xayaburi Dam.
Interim Executive Director