Recent Events

27th June 2016 to 27th 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.   RSAT Cover s
26th 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.
13th 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.
6th 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.
5th 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.
19th April 2016 to 19th 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.
31st March 2016 to 31st 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.
23rd March 2016 to 23rd March 2016 , Hanoi, Viet Nam

Sesan-Srepok, Mekong Delta Teams Agree on Joint Water Management Issues

*Hanoi, Viet Nam, 23 March 2016 –* Addressing the issues of the impact of hydropower development and the lack of a joint infrastructure planning are some of the priority issues for the Sesan-Srepok and the Mekong Delta transboundary areas, respectively, to tackle jointly for sustainable development, according to the two transboundary project teams of Cambodia and Viet Nam.
18th March 2016 to 18th March 2016 , Hanoi, Viet Nam

MRCS Chief Executive Officer meets with European Embassies to discuss further cooperation

*Hanoi, Viet Nam, 18 March 2016 –* Chief Executive Officer of the Mekong River Commission Secretariat met with several Hanoi-based European Embassies on Friday to discuss further cooperation as part of his development cooperation strategy.
10th March 2016 to 10th March 2016 , Sakon Nakhon, Thailand

Lao and Thai Wetland Teams Discuss a Draft Report on Common Wetland Issues and Best Management Practices

*Sakon Nakhon, Thailand, 10 March 2016* - Wetland management project teams from Lao PDR and Thailand discuss today how to move forward with its joint report on wetland management issues on Xe Champhone and Nong Han. The teams have been conducting literature review, field research and exchange visits to identify common wetland issues and best management practices for mutual learning and future cooperation.

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