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Pannel discussion   21 May 2019 , Bangkok, Thailand, 22 May 2019

Joint efforts for the sustainable development of the Mekong River

On 20 and 21 May 2019, 180 representatives from various stakeholder groups gathered at the Seventh Mekong River Commission (MRC) Regional Stakeholder Forum to learn lessons from current joint efforts and find better ways to address urgent challenges facing the Mekong. Participants included representatives from Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand, Viet Nam, China and Myanmar as well as research institutions, the private sector, development partners, and civil society organisations.
Cover v11   21 May 2019

Cambodia, Thailand agree on priorities for their flood and drought joint project

Bangkok, Thailand, 21 May 2019 – Officials from National Mekong Committees and line agencies of Cambodia and Thailand agreed on key priorities for floods and drought mitigation measures for a joint project on Flood and Drought Management for Tonle Sap sub-basin (9C/9T) between Cambodia and Thailand.
monitoring ewater v2   09 May 2019 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Mekong data and information system improvement receives Australian support

Vientiane, Lao PDR, 9 May 2019 – The Australian Government has provided funding of AUD 430,000 (approx. USD 300,000) to support the Mekong River Commission to implement its initiative in reinvigorating its data, modeling and information systems to provide enhanced and timely information to the public and MRC member countries.
Cover v9   25 April 2019 , Vung Tau City, Viet Nam

Regional flood center to also address drought issues, new policies to strengthen internal control: MRC

Vung Tau City, Viet Nam, 25 April 2019 – The Mekong River Commission (MRC) today announced a new effort to address flood and drought issues in the Mekong region, and set new policies to strengthen internal control and operation within its Secretariat.
Xayaburi Hydroelectric Power Project Xayaburi00055   08 April 2019 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Water flow in Jinghong of China to decrease, but without significant impact downstream

Vientiane, Lao PDR, 8 April 2019 — The outflow of water at the Jinghong hydropower station in China will gradually decrease by almost half over a seven-day period in April, according to an official notification from China’s Ministry of Water Resources being copied to the Mekong River Commission Secretariat today. But no worrying trends are detected. 
Cover v8   05 April 2019 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

MRC awards green campaign winners to celebrate Mekong Day, raise awareness of plastic pollution

Vientiane, Lao PDR, 5 April 2019 — The Mekong River Commission (MRC) today awarded winners of its green campaign to celebrate the Mekong Day anniversary and raise awareness of the danger of plastic waste in the Mekong River basin.  
Cover v7   04 April 2019 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Statement on Prior Consultation process for Pak Lay agreed, Joint Action Plans for Pak Beng and Pak Lay approved

Vientiane, Lao PDR, 4 April 2019 — The Mekong River Commission (MRC) member countries Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Viet Nam today agreed on a Statement on the prior consultation process for the proposed Pak Lay hydropower project, as the members concluded the six-month prior consultation process.
MRC reinforces knowledge hub   03 April 2019 , By An Pich Hatda, CEO of the MRC Secretariat

Op-ed: MRC reinforces knowledge hub and water diplomacy role for resilient Mekong futures

Today, we who live in the Mekong River basin face unprecedented risks and challenges. More extreme weather—floods, storms and droughts—are already changing the river basin we once knew. Our region has been deemed one of the most vulnerable to climate change impacts in the world.
95 signing agreement v2   02 April 2019 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Invitation to Mekong Day “Let’s Act Green for a Greener Mekong”

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1554180753568 edit   02 April 2019 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Morocco invites CEO for visit and will support MRC with irrigation training and renewable energy assessment

Vientiane, Lao PDR, 1 April 2019 - H.E. Mr. Abdelilah EL HOUSNI, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Morocco to Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar paid a courtesy call on Dr. An Pich Hatda, Chief Executive Officer of the Mekong River Commission Secretariat, delivering an Invitation Letter from his Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation to the CEO for a working visit to Morocco. In addition, Morocco also will cooperate with MRC on irrigation training and assessing renewable energy.

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Joint efforts for the sustainable development of the Mekong River

The 7th MRC Regional Stakeholder Forum on Mekong Transboundary Integrated Water Resources Management

Cambodia, Thailand agree on priorities for their flood and drought joint project

Officials from National Mekong Committees and line agencies of Cambodia and Thailand agreed on key priorities for floods and drought mitigation measures for a joint project on Flood and Drought Management for Tonle Sap sub-basin (9C/9T) between Cambodia a

Mekong data and information system improvement receives Australian support

The Australian Government has provided funding of AUD 430,000 (approx. USD 300,000) to support the Mekong River Commission to implement its initiative in reinvigorating its data, modeling and information systems to provide enhanced and timely information

Regional flood center to also address drought issues, new policies to strengthen internal control: MRC

The MRC today announced a new effort to address flood and drought issues in the Mekong region, and set new policies to strengthen internal control and operation within its Secretariat. ...

Water flow in Jinghong of China to decrease, but without significant impact downstream

The outflow of water at the Jinghong hydropower station in China will gradually decrease by almost half over a seven-day period in April, according to an official notification from China’s Ministry of Water Resources being copied to the Mekong River Commi


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