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Member countries on track to conclude the Pak Lay prior consultation process on time v2   19 March 2019 , Office of the Secretariat in Vientiane

Member countries on track to conclude the Pak Lay prior consultation process on time

Member countries to conclude the Pak Lay prior consultation on time by The Mekong River Commission on Exposure
the MRC exhibition 2017 banner   26 December 2017 , Office of the Secretariat in Vientiane

Winning Photos Capture Amazing Diversity of the Mekong River

When night falls, electric power lights up a renowned fish farm village floating on the Viet Nam’s Cuu Long (Mekong) waterways in the dark, with sparkling lights warmly embracing every family who relies on the Mekong to make a living. It conveys a profound meaning of life on water, offering a thought-provoking story of the historical connection between people and the river.
003 fishing nets   19 May 2017 , Songkhla Lake Thailand

Photo Story on Video Exchange Initiative

Video Exchange Inspires Actions for Healthy Lakes by The Mekong River Commission on Exposure
teaser-banking-on-the-seasons.jpg   20 January 2015 to 31 January 2015 , Prey Veng , Cambodia

Banking on the seasons

Smallholder farmers in rural Cambodia tread a fine balance between self-sufficiency and mounting debt, a balance that could be tipped by climate change. 
rising-sea.jpg   10 October 2011 to 10 October 2011 , Kieng Giang, Viet Nam

Living on the edge of the rising sea

With half of their land now swallowed up by the ocean, some poor families are trying their best to survive against the continuing seawater intrusion in Viet Nam’s Mekong Delta, but their struggle is far from over.
Khempheng   08 March 2011 to 17 March 2011 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

A woman’s long and tough journey

Madame Khempheng Pholsena’s work space, located at the Prime Minister’s Office complex in Vientiane, is hardly reminiscent of her early days, as she recalls her time in a cave in Huaphan Province during the war time for independence.
wetland-Sai-ngern.jpg   01 February 2011 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

A life less ordinary

If he worked in a corporate world, Sai-ngern Inthawong, 63, could have described himself as a ‘self-starter’ for what he has accomplished in a wetland located on the eastern edge of Vientiane Capital.

Latest Events

Cambodia, Thailand, Viet Nam consult stakeholders on Pak Lay hydropower project

Cambodia, Thailand and Viet Nam have recently consulted national stakeholders on the proposed Pak Lay hydropower project during the six-month prior consultation process for the project.

MRC's updated database offers comprehensive information on Mekong fish species

Available today, an updated Mekong fish species database from the Mekong River Commission (MRC) provides comprehensive information on fish species in the Mekong basin, including in the Sekong, Sesan and Srepok rivers and the Tonle Sap River.

MRC Secretariat affirms Mekong basin size, length

Today, the Mekong River Commission (MRC) Secretariat has found that the catchment area of the entire Mekong River basin is 810,000 square kilometers (km2) with a total length of 4,763 kilometers. Previously, the MRC documents use 795,000 km2 for the basin