*Hat Yai, Thailand, 17 August 2018* – Officials and community members of Thailand’s Songkhla Lake basin and Cambodia’s Tonle Sap Lake pledged today to continue their friendship and joint learning in the future even after their bilateral outreach project on lake resources management ends this year.
*Vientiane, Lao PDR, 15 August 2018* – The Mekong River Commission (MRC) has welcomed the highly applauded and progressive decision of the Prime Minister of Lao PDR, following an extra-ordinary meeting of his cabinet on 6 August 2018, that the country will review all existing and under-construction dams and suspend the consideration of all new hydropower investments considering the Xepian Xenamnoy dam break.
*Vientiane, Lao PDR, 14 August 2018* – The Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has acknowledged work by the Mekong River Commission (MRC) to estimate the economic value of inland fisheries in the lower Mekong basin.
In line with the Siem Reap Declaration of the 3rd MRC Summit, Vietnam National Mekong Committee (VNMC) shared with the Mekong River Commission Secretariat (MRCS) their thoughts on how to strengthen the implementation of the Mekong Agreement 1995 and effectively disseminate results of the Council Study: The study on the sustainable management and development of the Mekong River, including impacts of mainstream hydropower in a workshop in Vientiane, Lao PDR on 9 August 2018.
*Vientiane, Lao PDR, 4 July 2018* – In their efforts to better understand various approaches in managing and operating multi-purpose dams that could be adapted and applied regionally, the Mekong River Commission (MRC) Council Members, Joint Committee Members and Secretariat senior staffers conducted an exchange visit to the Rhone river basin and the Compagnie National du Rhône (CNR), the French public company responsible for the development and management of the River Rhone in France.
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