Vientiane, Lao PDR, 22 February 2019 – A summary of recommendations and suggestions of proposed impact mitigation and risk management measures and a final draft technical review report (TRR) of the Lao PDR’s proposed Pak Lay hydropower project were among the key topics that the Mekong River Commission (MRC) Joint Committee Working Group (JCWG) for the Procedures for Notification, Prior Consultation and Agreement (PNPCA) deliberated today in Vientiane during its third and last meeting.
Luang Prabang, Lao PDR, 17 January 2019 – More than 120 participants from various stakeholder groups gathered today in Luang Prabang to further debate the proposed Pak Lay hydropower project as the Mekong River Commission (MRC) convened the 2nd regional stakeholder session on the project, as part of its 6th Regional Stakeholder Forum. At the forum, they collectively made recommendations to make the project a more sustainable and environmentally friendly one.
Vientiane, Lao PDR, 21 December 2018 – Cambodia, Thailand and Viet Nam have recently consulted national stakeholders on the proposed Pak Lay hydropower project during the six-month prior consultation process for the project.
Vientiane, Lao PDR, 19 December 2018 – Available today, an updated Mekong fish species database from the Mekong River Commission (MRC) provides comprehensive information on fish species in the Mekong basin, including in the Sekong, Sesan and Srepok rivers and the Tonle Sap River.
Vientiane, Lao PDR, 18 December 2018 – Today, the Mekong River Commission (MRC) Secretariat has found that the catchment area of the entire Mekong River basin is 810,000 square kilometers (km2) with a total length of 4,763 kilometers. Previously, the MRC documents used 795,000 km2 for the basin size and 4,350 km for the length.
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.
20 November 2014
to 22 November 2014
, Siem Reap, Cambodia