Mekong River

   The largest river system in Southeast Asia, with a length of 4,200 kilometers, the Mekong rises in southwestern China (Tibet) and flows through or along the borders of all mainland Southeast Asian countries: Vietnam, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, and Burma. It forms Burma's eastern border with Laos. Comprehensive economic development plans for the Greater Mekong Subregion promoted by the Asian Development Bank include Burma, and ambitious projects to facilitate riverine communications and integrate the economies of southwestern China and the five Southeast Asian countries will have a major impact on what are now some of Burma's remotest areas in eastern Shan State.

Historical Dictionary of Burma (Myanmar). . 2014.

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