Vision & Mission

Since its establishment in 1995, the Mekong River Commission (MRC) has strived to develop 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 era in regional cooperation, in early 2016 the MRC Council endorsed an updated IWRM-based Mekong Basin Development Strategy 2016-2020 (BDS), and the Strategic Plan 2016-2020 that reflect the new direction of the organisation. 

The strategy provides regional and transboundary perspectives for basin development planning, representing over two decades of collaboration between Member Countries on their shared understanding of the river’s opportunities and risks associated with development. Meanwhile the Strategic Plan breaks down the main areas of work and their expected results, taking into account emerging needs and challenges, and the ongoing organisational reform.

 

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

New funding from Belgium will boost navigation and cross-border trade

Waterborne transport management, the sustainable transport of dangerous goods and cross-border trade and navigation in the Lower Mekong Basin will benefit from a EUR 240,000 (approximately US$267,500) grant from the government of Belgium.

Swiss government provides more than US$7 million to benefit residents of the Lower Mekong Basin

The Swiss government, through its Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), has granted more than US$7 million to the Mekong River Commission to implement its overall work, which covers areas such as climate change and adaptation, flood and drou

Mekong River Commission Secretariat will consolidate its operations into one central office in Vientiane, Lao PDR

The Mekong River Commission Secretariat (MRCS) will operate out of one single office based in the Lao capital, Vientiane, putting an end to the co-hosting of the Secretariat between Lao PDR and Cambodia.