Vision & Mission

Since its establishment in 1995, the Mekong River Commission (MRC) has strived to develop work programmes and strategies that best serve its mission to provide effective support for sustainable management and development of water and related resources. Over the years, with a vision to bring about an economically prosperous, socially just and environmentally sound Mekong River Basin, we have placed regional cooperation and basin-wide planning at the heart of our operation.

Moving towards a new level of maturity, in early 2011 we endorsed two key strategies, the Integrated Water and Related Resources Management (IWRM)-based Basin Development Strategy, and the 2011-2015 Strategic Plan, that shape a more comprehensive and new direction for the agency.

The IWRM-based strategy provides regional and transboundary perspectives for basin development planning, representing over a decade of collaboration between Member Countries on their shared understanding of the river’s opportunities and risks associated with development.

Meanwhile, the strategic plan for the 2011-2015 period will support the implementation of this Strategy as well as providing a platform for the MRC’s plan to decentralise core functions of the MRC Secretariat to the national level.

 

Visions and Mission

VISION for the Mekong River Basin

An economically prosperous, socially just and environmentally sound Mekong River Basin

VISION for the Mekong River Commission

A world class, financially secure, International River Basin Organisation serving the Mekong countries to achieve the basin Vision

MISSION of the Mekong River Commission

To promote and coordinate sustainable management and development of water and related resources for the countries' mutual benefit and the people's well-being

Latest News

Basin Development Strategy and MRC Strategic Plan 2016-2020 set the stage for new sustainable development

As the Mekong River Commission commemorates the signing of the 1995 Mekong Agreement on this day 21 years ago, the MRC today launched the publications of a critical basin-wide strategy and a strategic plan

MRC to Review Viet Nam’s Mekong Delta Study on Hydropower Development

The Mekong River Commission will review the results of a comprehensive study by Viet Nam on the impact of hydropower development on the Mekong Delta with a view to link it with the MRC’s flagship study on the sustainable ...

Lancang – Mekong Cooperation: MRC welcomes the New Initiative for Regional Cooperation by six countries in the Mekong River Basin

The Mekong River Commission has welcomed the First Lancang-Mekong Cooperation (LMC) Leaders’ Meeting as an important new...