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

Government of Sweden provides USD 5.3 million to MRC for more sustainable development of the Mekong basin

The Government of Sweden has granted SEK 49 million (equivalent to USD 5.3 million) to the Mekong River Commission to implement its strategic work on four key results areas.

The 23rd MRC Council Meeting approves one Secretariat Office relocation plan

The Secretariat Office of the Mekong River Commission (MRC) will be merged into one in Vientiane, Lao PDR, within the next two months

China’s emergency water supply increased Mekong’s water level, says an MRC-China joint study

The emergency water release from China’s cascade dams during the last dry season increased the Mekong River’s water level