Recent Events

23 March 2016 to 23 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.
18 March 2016 to 18 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.
10 March 2016 to 10 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.
02 March 2016 to 04 March 2016 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

MRC and Korea’s Harbour and Coastal Department exchange information and explore avenue for cooperation

Vientiane, Lao PDR, 2-4 March 2016 – Experts and high-level officials from the Harbour and Coastal Department of Republic of Korea and representatives from the Mekong River Commission Secretariat gathered in Vientiane for a joint technical workshop on future sustainable development. The three-day workshop provided a platform for the two parties to exchange information and experiences on inland waterway ports and waterborne transportation in the Mekong River Basin and to explore an avenue for further cooperation.
01 March 2016 to 03 March 2016 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

MRC shares experience at the ASIA 2016 International Conference and Exhibition on Water Resources and Hydropower Development in Asia

Vientiane, Lao PDR, 1 – 3 March 2016 — Officials from the Member Countries of the Mekong River Commission (MRC) and representatives from the MRC Secretariat joined the ASIA 2016 International Conference and Exhibition on Water Resources and Hydropower Development in Asia on 1-3 March in Vientiane to share MRC’s work and experience on sustainable management of hydropower development in the Mekong.
26 February 2016 to 26 February 2016 , Bangkok, Thailand

CEO Meets with Ambassadors of Sweden and Morocco for Further Cooperation

Bangkok, 26 February 2016 – The top of the Mekong River Commission Secretariat paid visits to ambassadors of Sweden and Morocco in Thailand to discuss further cooperation.
25 February 2016 to 25 February 2016 , Bangkok, Thailand

MRC Discuss Lessons Learnt from Its Procedure on Water Diplomacy

Bangkok, 25 February 2016 – Aiming to improve the official process of water diplomacy, high-level representatives of the lower Mekong River basin countries and experts from the Mekong River Commission Secretariat gathered in Thailand to discuss lessons learnt from the MRC’s first two cases of hydropower diplomacy.
24 February 2016 to 24 February 2016 , Bangkok, Thailand

Five Bilateral, Multilateral Joint Projects to be Implemented for Basin Development Strategy

Bangkok, 24 February 2016 – In the framework of a newly approved five-year development strategy for the lower Mekong River basin, the four member countries of Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Viet Nam have agreed to develop five bilateral and multilateral joint projects on water and related resources management at a regional workshop in Thailand.
13 January 2016 to 14 January 2016 , Phnom Penh, Cambodia

22nd Meeting of the MRC Council

Every year, water and environment ministers of Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Viet Nam convene to review and come to mutual conclusions on the management and development of water and related resources of the Lower Mekong Basin within the framework of the 1995 Mekong Agreement.
13 November 2015 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Forum on Sustainable Hydropower Planning, 12-13 November 2015

The Mekong River Commission held a Forum on Sustainable Hydropower Planning in Vientiane, Lao PDR on 12 – 13 November 2015. Following the successful Fish and Hydropower Workshop conducted in June 2015, the Forum aimed to engage and raise awareness of wider stakeholders including government officials, hydropower developers, academic and other interested stakeholders on recently developed MRC/ISH tools and guidelines. The Forum content included aspects of baseline information for hydropower planning and management, identification and planning around ecologically sensitive areas, multi-purpose economic evaluation of hydropower, rapid basin-wide hydropower sustainability assessment tool (RSAT), and mitigation guidelines for sustainable hydropower practice.  Beside presentations on the results and findings from various ISH studies including recommendations by international study teams the Forum also provided opportunities for in depth discussion with stakeholders on how these products/researches can be implemented in their practice. 

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