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Cover Laos urged to better assess impacts   01 July 2020 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Laos urged to better assess impacts, provide effective mitigation measures, as Luang Prabang dam moves forwards

Vientiane, Lao PDR, 1 July 2020 – Cambodia, Thailand and Viet Nam requested Lao PDR to conduct rigorous transboundary impact assessments and enhance proposed measures to mitigate potential adverse impacts from the 1,460-megawatt Luang Prabang hydropower project, as the Mekong River Commission concluded a six-month prior consultation process for the project.
Cover sm v2   16 June 2020 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Flood and drought remain key challenges for the Mekong: Report

Vientiane, Lao PDR, 16 June 2020 – Extreme low flows and extensive flooding of different communities along the Mekong River in 2019 and an increasing number of droughts that have occurred in many parts of the region in recent years are among the signs that the Mekong region is facing increasing risk from extreme weather events and developments, says a new report by the Mekong River Commission (MRC).
Cover MRC Mekong wide challenges near finishing line   12 June 2020 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

New strategy to address Mekong wide challenges near finishing line

Vientiane, Lao PDR, 12 June 2020 – A draft Mekong basin development strategy to respond to critical environmental and social pressures from ongoing and planned developments and climate change in the Mekong River Basin has now received a greenlight from a governance body of the Mekong River Commission, according to a special meeting of the MRC. 
IMG 01   05 June 2020 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Sanakham project prior consultation to start after Luang Prabang consultation ends in June

Vientiane, Lao PDR, 5 June 2020 – The scheduled conclusion of the prior consultation process of the 1,460-megawatt Luang Prabang hydropower project the Lao government has proposed to build on the Mekong mainstream in the northern province of Luang Prabang has now moved to 30 June 2020, according to a meeting of the Mekong River Commission. 
Overivew of the Mekong River in Luang Prabang area cover   11 May 2020 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Laos to undertake prior consultation for Sanakham hydropower project

Vientiane, Lao PDR, 11 May 2020 — Lao PDR will undertake the Mekong River Commission’s (MRC) prior consultation process for its Sanakham hydropower project, the sixth proposed project on the Mekong mainstream. The run-of-river dam will operate continuously year-round and produce 684 megawatts of electricity. 
DJI 0499   30 April 2020 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Mekong levels rise to normal, while more rainfall is in forecast

Vientiane, Lao PDR, 30 April 2020 – Water levels across the vast majority of lower Mekong basin have now returned to their normal long-term averages, says the Mekong River Commission (MRC). But they are still lower than those of the 2018 and 2019 dry seasons. 
37. VN TVT 2   21 April 2020 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Greater transparency in data sharing and cooperation will improve management of the Mekong River, says MRC

Vientiane, Lao PDR, 21 April 2020 – Greater data sharing, transparency and cooperation between its Member Countries and Dialogue Partners will improve management of the Mekong River, the Mekong River Commission said today. 
001   09 April 2020 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Mekong River Commission launches interactive and easy-to-use Mekong data portal

Vientiane, Lao PDR, 9 April 2020 – The Mekong River Commission (MRC) today launched a revitalised online data service platform that assembles, analyses, and visualises data about the health and condition of the Mekong River. 
Cover v23   01 April 2020 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

MRC's 25th Anniversary: A time to look back and see what lies ahead

It has been 25 years since Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam – all members of the MRC – signed on 5 April 1995 the Mekong Agreement to develop and protect Southeast Asia’s mighty Mekong River. Dr An Pich Hatda, who is the MRC Secretariat CEO, spoke with Khmer Times on what the organisation has achieved and faced, and key challenges facing the Mekong River and ways forwards.
Main MRC Home page banner 25 02 v2   17 March 2020 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Campaign launched to celebrate 25th Anniversary of MRC, inspire river protection

Vientiane, Lao PDR, 16 March 2020 – The Mekong River Commission has launched a social media campaign in which all nationalities can enter and stand a chance to win different prizes. 

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Laos urged to better assess impacts, provide effective mitigation measures, as Luang Prabang dam moves forwards

Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam requested Laos to conduct rigorous transboundary impact assessments and enhance proposed measures to mitigate potential adverse impacts

Flood and drought remain key challenges for the Mekong: Report

Extreme low flows and extensive flooding of different communities along the Mekong River in 2019 and an increasing number of droughts that have occurred in many parts of the region in recent years are among the signs that the Mekong region is facing incre

New strategy to address Mekong wide challenges near finishing line

A draft Mekong basin development strategy to respond to critical environmental and social pressures from ongoing and planned developments and climate change in the Mekong River Basin has now received a greenlight from a governance body of the Mekong River

Sanakham project prior consultation to start after Luang Prabang consultation ends in June

The scheduled conclusion of the prior consultation process of the 1,460-megawatt Luang Prabang hydropower project the Lao government has proposed to build on the Mekong mainstream in the northern province of Luang Prabang has now moved to 30 June 2020, ac

Laos to undertake prior consultation for Sanakham hydropower project

Lao PDR will undertake the Mekong River Commission’s (MRC) prior consultation process for its Sanakham hydropower project, the sixth proposed project on the Mekong mainstream. The run-of-river dam will operate continuously year-round and produce 684 megaw


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