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DJI 0452 SM   31 December 2019 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Mekong water levels to drop due to dam equipment testing in China

Vientiane, Lao PDR, 31 December 2019 — The water outflows at the Jinghong hydropower station in China will be reduced by more than 50% due to dam equipment testing from 1 – 4 January 2020, affecting river water levels in Thailand, Lao PDR and Cambodia. 
MRC Beijing China 18 December 2019   18 December 2019 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

MRC Secretariat, LMC Water Center ink first MOU for better upper-lower Mekong management

Beijing, China, 18 December 2019 — Data and information exchange, basin-wide monitoring, and joint assessment on Mekong water and related resources are among the main areas to benefit from a new partnership between the Mekong River Commission Secretariat (MRCS) and Lancang-Mekong Water Resources Cooperation Center (LMC Water Center). 
CEO Hatda and German Ambassador Jens sign funding agreement 1   13 December 2019 to 12 December 2019 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Cross-border water cooperation and joint environmental monitoring received German support

Vientiane, Lao PDR, 13 December 2019 — The German government today provided additional 2 million euro (approx. U$2.2 million) to the Mekong River Commission to increase cross-border water dialogue and cooperation and support efforts in monitoring transboundary environmental impacts from Mekong mainstream dams. 

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website banner 5 6 Feb 2020 inside v2   09 January 2020 , Luang Prabang, Lao PDR

The 9th MRC Regional Stakeholder Forum

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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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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.