Siem Reap, Cambodia , 07 Dec 2011 - 09 Dec 2011
The MRC Council held its Eighteenth Meeting on 8 December 2011 in Siem Reap, Cambodia.
Mr. Surasak Glahan
International Cooperation and Communication Section
Mekong River Commission
Office of the Secretariat in Vientiane, Lao PDR
Tel: +856 263 263
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In a bid to reduce plastic waste and fight plastic pollution in the Mekong region, government officials and researchers from the four Mekong countries agreed to assess plastic waste leakage into the Mekong River system in order to inform the current state
Mekong stakeholders raised concerns and suggested the Lao government to conduct more assessments on the potential transboundary environmental and social impacts of the proposed Luang Prabang hydropower project.
The water outflows at the Jinghong hydropower station in China will be reduced by more than 50% due to dam equipment testing from 1 – 4 January 2020, affecting river water levels in Thailand, Lao PDR and Cambodia.