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Cover v23   01 April 2020 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

MRC's 25th Anniversary: A time to look back and see what lies next

It has been 25 years since Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam – all members of the MRC – signed on 5 April 1995 the Mekong Agreement to develop and protect the Southeast Asia’s mighty Mekong River. Dr An Pich Hatda, who is the MRC Secretariat CEO, spoke with Khmer Times on what the organisation has achieved and faced, and key challenges facing the Mekong River and ways forwards.
Main MRC Home page banner 25 02 v2   17 March 2020 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Campaign launched to celebrate 25th Anniversary of MRC, inspire river protection

Vientiane, Lao PDR, 16 March 2020 – The Mekong River Commission has launched a social media campaign in which all nationalities can enter and stand a chance to win different prizes. 
Cover v22   13 March 2020 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Japan provides $3.9 million to tackle Mekong flood and drought issues

Vientiane, Lao PDR, 13 March 2020 – The government of Japan today granted JPY 412 million or approximately US$3.9 million to the Mekong River Commission in advancing its flood and drought monitoring and forecasting functions. 

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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.