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01 v2   06 June 2019

Renewed partnership with Murray-Darling Basin Authority will prepare Mekong for current and future challenges

Canberra, Australia, 6 June 2019 – Mekong basin-wide planning, environmental monitoring, flood and drought management, climate change adaption, and stakeholder engagement are some of the key areas to benefit from a renewed partnership between the Mekong River Commission (MRC) and Murray-Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) of Australia.
Pannel discussion   21 May 2019 , Bangkok, Thailand, 22 May 2019

Joint efforts for the sustainable development of the Mekong River

On 20 and 21 May 2019, 180 representatives from various stakeholder groups gathered at the Seventh Mekong River Commission (MRC) Regional Stakeholder Forum to learn lessons from current joint efforts and find better ways to address urgent challenges facing the Mekong. Participants included representatives from Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand, Viet Nam, China and Myanmar as well as research institutions, the private sector, development partners, and civil society organisations.
Cover v11   21 May 2019

Cambodia, Thailand agree on priorities for their flood and drought joint project

Bangkok, Thailand, 21 May 2019 – Officials from National Mekong Committees and line agencies of Cambodia and Thailand agreed on key priorities for floods and drought mitigation measures for a joint project on Flood and Drought Management for Tonle Sap sub-basin (9C/9T) between Cambodia and Thailand.

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The 7th MRC Regional Stakeholder Forum cover   12 April 2019 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

The 7th MRC Regional Stakeholder Forum

Background information
MRC Oct 2014 00161   21 December 2018 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

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

Vientiane, Lao PDR, 21 December 2018 – 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 Mekong fish species   19 December 2018 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

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

Vientiane, Lao PDR, 19 December 2018 – 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.

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Mekong Pak Beng   29 August 2018 , Vientiane Lao PDR

Pak Lay Hydropower Project

The Pak Lay hydropower project is proposed on the Mekong mainstream in Pak Lay district, Xayaburi province, in north-western Lao PDR. The proposed project sits downstream of the currently under-construction Xayaburi hydropower station and is 241 kilometers upstream of Vientiane, the capital city of Lao PDR.
JEP9869 edit   17 January 2017 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Pak Beng hydropower project

The Pak Beng hydropower project is proposed on the Mekong mainstream in the northern territory of Lao PDR. The run-of-river project with capacity of 912 MW and the average annual generation of 4,775 GWh is expected to produce power for domestic supply and export. The dam is located between the Jinghong hydropower project in China and the Xayaburi hydropower project in Laos.
BDP-consultation2014.jpg   20 November 2014 to 22 November 2014 , Siem Reap, Cambodia

4th Regional Forum on the Basin Development Strategy

Moving towards optimal development of the Mekong River Basin