*Vientiane, Lao PDR, 15 February 2018* – The Mekong River Commission (MRC) today launched a regional writing competition in which citizens and residents of all ages from Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Viet Nam can enter and stand a chance to win different prizes.
*Siem Reap, Cambodia*, 13 February 2018 – In an effort to help Cambodia’s Tonle Sap Lake and Thailand’s Songkhla Lake better manage their resources, a bilateral team from the two countries are finalizing two major reports documenting learning experiences and policy recommendations for addressing major threats facing both lakes.
The Study on the Sustainable Development and Management of the Mekong River, including impacts by mainstream hydropower projects – known as the ‘Council Study’ was conducted by the Mekong River Commission (MRC) from 2012 to 2017. Following a number of technical consultations at the regional and national levels, as well as stakeholder feedback at open forums, the final report is being refined for publishing in mid-February 2018.
The exhibition of winning images of the Mekong River Commission’s (MRC) first photo contest, concluded on 31 January 2018, helped increase awareness of the Mekong’s water resources and the necessity for regional cooperation for better management of the river basin.
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