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main Hidropower leflat poster 2   27th August 2018 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Mekong River Commission’s key strategic documents to back Laos in updating hydropower strategy and plan

*Vientiane, Lao PDR, 27 August 2018* – The Mekong River Commission Secretariat has outlined several key strategic and technical documents to back Lao PDR in updating its hydropower strategy and plan.
2 Bounphet Phommachanh Jettana Viengsaly MRC L Res   21st August 2018 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Mekong water levels to increase slightly with some stations reaching their alarm levels

*Vientiane, Lao PDR, 21 August 2018* – The Mekong River’s water levels will slightly increase during the period 20 – 25 August, with an average rise of 0.40 meters in some stations along the mainstream. Many of them will reach their alarm level, a situation when a flood level is forecast within the next three days.
Fish Trap Chong Feun00016   20th August 2018 , Hat Yai, Thailand

Tonle Sap and Songkhla Lakes Pledge Continued Friendship and Joint Learning for Post-Project

*Hat Yai, Thailand, 17 August 2018* – Officials and community members of Thailand’s Songkhla Lake basin and Cambodia’s Tonle Sap Lake pledged today to continue their friendship and joint learning in the future even after their bilateral outreach project on lake resources management ends this year.
Xayaburi Hydroelectric Power Project Xayaburi00002   15th August 2018 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

MRC ready to support review and update of Lao hydropower strategy and plan

*Vientiane, Lao PDR, 15 August 2018* – The Mekong River Commission (MRC) has welcomed the highly applauded and progressive decision of the Prime Minister of Lao PDR, following an extra-ordinary meeting of his cabinet on 6 August 2018, that the country will review all existing and under-construction dams and suspend the consideration of all new hydropower investments considering the Xepian Xenamnoy dam break.
Fish in Lao PDR   14th August 2018 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

FAO recognizes MRC fisheries valuation research

*Vientiane, Lao PDR, 14 August 2018* – The Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has acknowledged work by the Mekong River Commission (MRC) to estimate the economic value of inland fisheries in the lower Mekong basin.
Xayaburi Hydroelectric Power Project Xayaburi00065   14th August 2018 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

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

*Vientiane, Lao PDR, 14 August 2018* — The outflow of water at the Jinghong hydropower station in China will gradually decrease by about two-fifths over a two-day period during this weekend, according to an official notification from China’s Ministry of Water Resources being copied to the Mekong River Commission Secretariat today.
Cover   10th August 2018 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Starting date for Pak Lay hydropower project Prior Consultation process agreed

*Vientiane, Lao PDR, 10 August 2018* – The Joint Committee Working Group (JCWG) for the Procedures for Notification, Prior Consultation and Agreement (PNPCA) of the Mekong River Commission has agreed on the starting date of a six-month prior consultation process for the proposed 770-MW Pak Lay hydropower project on the Mekong mainstream in Lao PDR.
Extent of Flooding and Water Level Rise from Dam Break in Southern Laos   27th July 2018 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Extent of Flooding and Water Level Rise from Dam Break in Southern Laos

*Initial and preliminary analysis for the extent of the water level rise in Stung Treng due to the dam break shows about 20 cm compared to normal condition.*
MRC procedures just cover 01   27th July 2018 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

New Booklet Explains MRC’s Rule-based Mekong Water Cooperation

*Vientiane, Lao PDR, 27 July 2018* – A new booklet “An Introduction to MRC Procedural Rules for Mekong Water Cooperation” has been published online to help understand how the regional intergovernmental organization promotes rule-based water cooperation among its member countries of Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Viet Nam.
Mekong river   25th July 2018 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Rapid increase in water levels caused by extremely high rainfall from tropical storm Son-Tinh

*Vientiane, Lao PDR, 25 July 2018* – The Mekong River’s water levels have increased rapidly during the period of July 15 – 24, with a rise of over four meters in some stations along the mainstream. But they are not at the alarm level yet.

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