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Mekong Lancang Cooperation: China welcomes MRC’s call for a closer tie

*Vientiane, Lao PDR, 7 November 2018* – China has welcomed the Mekong River Commission’s (MRC) call for a closer cooperation between the Lancang Mekong Water Resources Cooperation Center (LMWRCC) and MRC, says the MRC Secretariat’s top official.
rirst regional stakeholder forum report deliberated   6th November 2018

Draft technical review report, first regional stakeholder forum report deliberated

*Vientiane, Lao PDR, 6 November 2018* – The Mekong River Commission (MRC) Joint Committee Working Group (JCWG) for the Procedures for Notification, Prior Consultation and Agreement (PNPCA) and MRC Secretariat technical specialists met yesterday in Vientiane to discuss a first draft technical review report (TRR) of the proposed Pak Lay hydropower project[topics/pnpca-prior-consultation/pak-lay-hydropower-project/]. The meeting, which gathered 80 people, deliberated on the draft report and provided various recommendations.
Illegal Fishing Ben Tre00002   31st October 2018 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Cambodia, Viet Nam make plans for implementing Council Study recommendations

*Vientiane, Lao PDR, 31 October 2018* – Cambodia and Viet Nam have recently held consultations to begin the process of considering and implementing recommendations from the Mekong River Commission (MRC) Council Study into national policies and programs, while these are forthcoming in Lao PDR and Thailand. They aim to take advantage of the suite of new processes, tools, and datasets provided by the study to improve decision making on future sustainable development in the lower Mekong basin.
MRC Mekong river Vientiane   5th October 2018 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

MRC supports Laos in advancing national climate change adaptation planning

*Vientiane, Lao PDR, 05 October 2018* – The Mekong River Commission (MRC) strongly supports Lao PDR in the country’s endeavor to advance its national climate change adaptation planning, says an MRC Secretariat official.
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Germany commits EUR 4 million to strengthen Mekong transboundary water cooperation

*Vientiane, Lao PDR, 02 October 2018* – The government of Germany has committed EUR four million (approximately US$ 4.6 million) to the Mekong River Commission (MRC) to strengthen Mekong cross-border water cooperation.
Cover edit2   21st September 2018 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Stakeholder forum debates proposed Pak Lay project, recommends steps to strengthen basin planning in the Mekong

*Vientiane, Lao PDR, 21 September 2018* – A two-day regional stakeholder forum on the proposed Pak Lay hydropower project and other ongoing initiatives comes to a close today. The forum, convened by the Mekong River Commission (MRC), gathered about 160 participants from various stakeholder groups, including civil society, governmental and non-governmental organisations, academia, the private sector, and development partners. They raised concerns and collectively made many recommendations to strengthen basin planning and environmental management in the Mekong.
Mekong Xayaburi edit   18th September 2018 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Op-ed: MRC encourages all stakeholders to contribute to Pak Lay prior consultation process

On Thursday the Mekong River Commission will host its 5th Regional Stakeholder Forum to give all stakeholders the opportunity to discuss, provide, and exchange views on planned and proposed hydropower projects on the Mekong River mainstream, aiming to ensure the sustainable and equitable development of the basin, writes *Pham Tuan Phan*.
Canal98 Takeo   11th September 2018 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Media advisory: Invitation to MRC regional stakeholder forum on Pak Lay’s prior consultation process and related work on hydropower

WHAT: MRC Regional Stakeholder Forum on Pak Lay’s Prior Consultation Process and Related Work on Hydropower WHEN: 20 – 21 September 2018 WHERE: Landmark Mekong Riverside Hotel, Donchan Road, Thatkao Village, Sisattanak District, Vientiane, Lao PDR WHO: High-level representatives from Lao PDR and MRC’s member countries, and representatives from development partners, non-governmental organizations, civil society organizations, local communities, academia, and the private sector including dam developers. About 150-200 people are expected. DETAIL:
Sunset over the Mekong MRC edit   7th September 2018 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Mekong water levels to decrease slightly, with some stations in Laos and Thailand to remain on flood alert

*Vientiane, Lao PDR, 7 September 2018* – The Mekong River’s water levels will slightly decrease during the period 7 – 12 September, with an average drop between 0.01 and 0.11 meters at some stations along the mainstream. More stations in Lao PDR and Thailand than in others will remain on flood alert.
Tonle River JEP0729   6th September 2018 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Mekong Flood Forecasting Webpage in Five Languages

The MRC cuts the last mile even shorter between its Mekong flood forecasting and the public. The full webpage with flood forecasting in the lower Mekong basin is now available in five languages of English, Lao, Khmer, Thai and Vietnamese. It provides flood information in 22 stations which are being monitored along mainstream of the Mekong river. The stations update daily hydrological information during the flood season including daily water level data and daily rainfall data.

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Mekong Lancang Cooperation: China welcomes MRC’s call for a closer tie

China has welcomed the Mekong River Commission’s (MRC) call for a closer cooperation between the Lancang Mekong Water Resources Cooperation Center (LMWRCC) and MRC, says the MRC Secretariat’s top official...

Draft technical review report, first regional stakeholder forum report deliberated

The MRC Joint Committee Working Group for the Procedures for Notification, Prior Consultation and Agreement and MRC Secretariat technical specialists met yesterday in Vientiane to discuss a first draft technical review report

Cambodia, Viet Nam make plans for implementing Council Study recommendations

Cambodia and Viet Nam have recently held consultations to begin the process of considering and implementing recommendations from the Mekong River Commission (MRC) Council Study into national policies and programs, while these are forthcoming in Lao PDR an

MRC supports Laos in advancing national climate change adaptation planning

The Mekong River Commission (MRC) strongly supports Lao PDR in the country’s endeavor to advance its national climate change adaption planning, says an MRC Secretariat official.

Germany commits EUR 4 million to strengthen Mekong transboundary water cooperation

The government of Germany has committed EUR four million (approximately US$ 4.6 million) to the Mekong River Commission (MRC) to strengthen Mekong cross-border water cooperation...


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