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Mekong River Commission 7   25th April 2017

Mekong and Mississippi River Commissions further collaborate in exchanging water management experiences

Members of the Mekong River Commission Council spent five days in the Lower Mississippi Valley in the United States beginning April 2, 2017 arriving in Memphis, Tennessee and travelled to numerous locations in the region as the guests of the Mississippi River Commission. The group included leaders from member-country Ministries of Natural Resources and Environment including: Laos Minister Sommad Pholsena, Thailand Minister General Surasak Karnjanara and Viet Nam Minister Dr. Tran Hong Ha.

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IMG 3276   7th April 2017 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

MRC Hosts a Photo Exhibition to Celebrate its 22nd Anniversary

*Vientiane, Lao PDR, 7 April 2017* – In commemoration of the Mekong River Commission’s 22nd birthday, the Mekong Day, it launched yesterday a photo exhibition celebrating Mekong’s diverse life, culture and development with dozens of photos taken in the four Mekong countries of Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Viet Nam.

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mrc 17th 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.