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

Mekong water levels to drop due to dam equipment testing in China

The water outflows at the Jinghong hydropower station in China will be reduced by more than 50% due to dam equipment testing from 1 – 4 January 2020, affecting river water levels in Thailand, Lao PDR and Cambodia.

MRC Secretariat, LMC Water Center ink first MOU for better upper-lower Mekong management

Data and information exchange, basin-wide monitoring, and joint assessment on Mekong water and related resources are among the main areas to benefit from a new partnership between the Mekong River Commission Secretariat (MRCS) and Lancang-Mekong Water Res

Cross-border water cooperation and joint environmental monitoring received German support

The German government today provided additional 2 million euro (approx. U$2.2 million) to the Mekong River Commission to increase cross-border water dialogue and cooperation and support efforts in monitoring transboundary environmental impacts from Mekong