Members of the Mekong River Commission Council spent five
days in the Lower Mississippi Valley in the United States
beginning April 2, 2017 arriving in Memphis, Tennessee and
travelled to numerous locations in the region as the guests
of the Mississippi River Commission. The group included
leaders from member-country Ministries of Natural Resources
and Environment including: Laos Minister Sommad Pholsena,
Thailand Minister General Surasak Karnjanara and Viet Nam
Minister Dr. Tran Hong Ha.
*Vientiane, Lao PDR, 7 April 2017* – In commemoration of
the Mekong River Commission’s 22nd birthday, the Mekong
Day, it launched yesterday a photo exhibition celebrating
Mekong’s diverse life, culture and development with dozens
of photos taken in the four Mekong countries of Cambodia,
Lao PDR, Thailand and Viet Nam.
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.