Second Mekong River Commission (MRC) Summit

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Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam, 5th Apr 2014

The Second MRC Summit in April 2014 was the most momentous event as Heads of the MRC Countries, Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Viet Nam revisited their commitments made four years ago on a number of key issues facing the Mekong Basin and the MRC and agree on best ways to address them.

Heads of the MRC Countries discussed, amongst other key priority areas, the best ways in which the MRC can promote its effectiveness and ownership by Member Countries by 2030 and reinvigorate regional cooperation in the transboundary management of water and related resources ahead of the establishment of an ASEAN economic community by 2015.

The MRC Summit is convened every four years, with the first one bringing together regional political leaders and a range of experts in the field of integrated water resources management to address the current challenges and opportunities facing the Mekong Basin, especially the long-term impacts of climate change and the role of river basin organisations in poverty alleviation.

More information

The conference website http://www.mrcsummit.org provides a single point of access to all information.

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