14 July 2016 to 14 July 2016 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

New Mekong-HYCOS project remains on track after consultation with regional and international experts

Vientiane, Lao PDR, 14 July 2016 – The Mekong River Commission (MRC) and the Compagnie National du Rhône (CNR) held a regional consultation to present their work plan for the expansion of the Mekong-Hydro Meteorological Cycle Observation System, better known as Mekong-HYCOS, to improve flood and drought forecasting and data application in other areas such as fisheries, agriculture and navigation.
07 July 2016 to 07 July 2016 , Bangkok, Thailand

Sister Lakes Recommit to Joint Learning for Better Lake Governance

Bangkok, Thailand, 7 July 2016 – Sister lakes of Cambodia’s Tonle Sap and Thailand’s Songkhla Lake reaffirmed their commitment to the improvement of lake governance through joint learning activities, as the both sides met in Bangkok to discuss how to proceed with their sister lakes’ communication outreach project.
04 July 2016 to 04 July 2016 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Mekong River Commission trains facilitators on use of hydropower sustainability assessment tool

Vientiane, Lao PDR, 4 July 2016– More than 20 researchers, consultants and project managers from the MRC countries, China and Myanmar, attended a two-day preliminary workshop to become facilitators in the application of the Rapid Basin-wide Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Tool (RSAT).
27 June 2016 to 27 June 2016 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Training on an Assessment Tool for Sustainable Hydropower Development is Coming

The Mekong River Commission, in cooperation with GIZ, will host a comprehensive training course on an assessment tool of sustainable hydropower development later this year through early next year, and invites experienced water sector professionals to apply for the opportunity.  
26 May 2016 , Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Cambodia-Lao transboundary fisheries teams agree on fish monitoring methods

Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 26 May 2016 – Fisheries specialists from Cambodia and Lao PDR adopted the MRC’s standard sampling procedures for their planned joint transboundary fisheries monitoring programme under the Mekong – Sekong Transboundary Fisheries Management Project.
13 May 2016 , Phnom Penh, Cambodia

MRC Secretariat handovers a speedboat and floating dock to line agency in Cambodia

Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 13 May 2016 – The Mekong River Commission Secretariat in Phnom Penh on 10 May transferred its navigation speedboat and floating dock along with some spare parts to the Ministry of Public Works and Transport’s Waterway Department through the Cambodia National Mekong Committee to be used for any navigational works of the Department specifically and the Ministry generally.
06 May 2016 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Mekong River Commission, China discuss joint study

Vientiane, Lao PDR, 6 May 2016 – Expert teams of the Mekong River Commission Secretariat, representatives from some of its member countries, and China met from 4 to 5 May in Vientiane to discuss and explore a possibility to conduct a joint observation and evaluation of China's emergency water supplement to the Mekong River and a future joint research project.
05 May 2016 , Pakse, Lao PDR

Transboundary Fisheries Teams Narrow Down Fish Species for Joint Management

Pakse, Lao PDR, 5 May 2016 – Vulnerable migratory whitefish such as Probarbus jullenii would be the target species for the transboundary fisheries management project along the Mekong and Sekong Rivers Basins, according to the project teams from Cambodia and Lao PDR.
19 April 2016 to 19 April 2016 , Xayaburi, Lao PDR

MRC Chief Executive Officer joins German Ambassador on visit to Xayaburi dam site

Xayaburi, Lao PDR, 19 April 2016 – Chief Executive Officer of the Mekong River Commission (MRC) Secretariat accompanied the German Ambassador to Lao PDR on the Ambassador’s visit to the site of Xayaburi dam on 19 April 2016 in order to gain a deeper understanding of the project.
31 March 2016 to 31 March 2016 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Member Countries Agree on Next Steps for “Council Study” on Sustainable Development of the Mekong River Basin

Vientiane, Lao PDR, 31 March 2016 – A comprehensive study on sustainable management and development of the Mekong River has completed its first phase and will move into the second phase later this year with the aim of completing it in 2017, as representatives of the four Mekong countries agreed on the next course of actions at a regional meeting in Vientiane at the Mekong River Commission Secretariat.

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