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The Mekong River at Sangthong district  1   09 December 2019 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Mekong River’s aquamarine hue likely to occur elsewhere due to low flows, bringing possible risks

Vientiane, Lao PDR, 9 December 2019 – The extremely low flow, slow drop in the river sediments, and presence of algae on the sand and bedrock river bottom are some of the possible causes why the Mekong River has recently acquired an aquamarine color, says the Mekong River Commission. This phenomenon may spread to other parts of the River where low flows occur. 
MRC ministerial council approves a drought management strategy Overview   26 November 2019 , Phnom Penh, Cambodia

MRC ministerial council approves a drought management strategy, other policies, boosting Mekong countries’ ability to prepare for future disaster

Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 26 November 2019 – Ministerial delegates from the Mekong River Commission (MRC) Council today at their annual gathering in Phnom Penh approved a drought management strategy for 2020-2025, allowing Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Viet Nam to prepare for and manage drought collectively. 

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Cover v16   25 October 2019 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Cambodia, Thailand continue their project on flood and drought management

Vientiane, Lao PDR, 24 October 2019 – Cambodia and Thailand have launched a second phase of their joint project on transboundary cooperation for flood and drought management for the Tonle Sap sub-basin (9C/9T) to continue building a better understanding and management of water resources and addressing economic and social development challenges in the two countries. 
Hame page banner The 8th Regional Stakeholder Forum 01 v3   04 October 2019 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

The 8th MRC Regional Stakeholder Forum

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

The 7th MRC Regional Stakeholder Forum

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Mekong river Xayaburi   30 September 2019 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Luang Prabang Hydropower Project

The Luang Prabang hydropower project is proposed on the Mekong mainstream in the Houygno village of Luang Prabang province, about 25 km from Luang Prabang town or approximately 2,036 km from the Mekong Delta in Viet Nam. It is situated between the two previously consulted Mekong mainstream projects: the upstream Pak Beng and the downstream Xayaburi projects. 
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.