Sunset over the Mekong River - derived from "Mae Nam Khong". "mea" meaning "mother" and "nam" meaning "water" or "mother river". "Khong" is derived from the Sanskrit "ganga", meaning the Ganges.
The Mekong is an important source of drinking water, irrigation, food such as fish and riverweed, transportation.
I was quite nervous when I was told that the Mekong will also be a source of hydro power soon.
When the damn dam arrives, the ecology will be disturbed. I hope they will hadle this delicate issue well, before its too late.