*Vientiane, Lao PDR, 05 October 2018* – The Mekong River Commission (MRC) strongly supports Lao PDR in the country’s endeavor to advance its national climate change adaptation planning, says an MRC Secretariat official.
*Vientiane, Lao PDR, 02 October 2018* – The government of Germany has committed EUR four million (approximately US$ 4.6 million) to the Mekong River Commission (MRC) to strengthen Mekong cross-border water cooperation.
*Vientiane, Lao PDR, 21 September 2018* – A two-day regional stakeholder forum on the proposed Pak Lay hydropower project and other ongoing initiatives comes to a close today. The forum, convened by the Mekong River Commission (MRC), gathered about 160 participants from various stakeholder groups, including civil society, governmental and non-governmental organisations, academia, the private sector, and development partners. They raised concerns and collectively made many recommendations to strengthen basin planning and environmental management in the Mekong.
In line with the Siem Reap Declaration of the 3rd MRC Summit, Vietnam National Mekong Committee (VNMC) shared with the Mekong River Commission Secretariat (MRCS) their thoughts on how to strengthen the implementation of the Mekong Agreement 1995 and effectively disseminate results of the Council Study: The study on the sustainable management and development of the Mekong River, including impacts of mainstream hydropower in a workshop in Vientiane, Lao PDR on 9 August 2018.
*Vientiane, Lao PDR, 4 July 2018* – In their efforts to better understand various approaches in managing and operating multi-purpose dams that could be adapted and applied regionally, the Mekong River Commission (MRC) Council Members, Joint Committee Members and Secretariat senior staffers conducted an exchange visit to the Rhone river basin and the Compagnie National du Rhône (CNR), the French public company responsible for the development and management of the River Rhone in France.
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.
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.
20th November 2014
to 22nd November 2014
, Siem Reap, Cambodia