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banner pakbang   27 January 2017 to 23 February 2017 , 22-23 February 2017 at Luang Prabang

Official Annoucement: Regional Stakeholder Forum on the Council Study and the Pak Beng Hydropower Project

Background information
The Mekong River Commission (MRC) aims for the sustainable development of the Lower Mekong River Basin for the benefit of its people. Over the years, the MRC has convened basin-wide planning process, joint assessments and implementation of MRC Procedures. Two important activities  under the Commission’s work are currently the Study on the Sustainable Development and Management of the Mekong River (or “the Council Study”) and the Prior Consultation process for the proposed Pak Beng Hydropower Project. 
Mekong Flood 08186 sm   23 January 2017 , Vientiane, Lao PDR, 23 January 2017

The Government of the Netherlands continues its support to Mekong River Commission

Vientiane, Lao PDR, 23 January 2017 – The Government of the Netherlands has granted USD 2.17 million to the Mekong River Commission in support of its MRC Strategic Plan for 2016-2020 including the Flood Management and Mitigation Initial Studies.
20170116 105612   16 January 2017 , Vientiane, Lao PDR, 16 January2017(For immediate release)

Mekong and Mississippi River Commissions strengthen its partnership

A high level delegation from the Mississippi River Commission led by its President, Maj. Gen. Michael C. Wehr, will visit the Mekong River Commission and its Member Countries of Lao PRD, Thailand and Viet Nam from 16 January to 22 January 2017.  The Mississippi River Commission visited Cambodia in 2013.
IMG 7886   13 January 2017 , Vientiane, Lao PDR, 13 January 2017 (For immediate release)

Official Prior Consultation Process of the Pak Beng hydropower project kicked off

On 12 January 2017, representatives from Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand, and Vietnam gathered at Mekong River Commission (MRC) Secretariat (MRCS) in Vientiane to start the first meeting of the Joint Committee Working Group (JCWG) on the Procedures for Notification, Prior Consultation and Agreement (PNPCA) for the Pak Beng hydropower project.
IMG 2151 web1   24 November 2016 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Government of Sweden provides USD 5.3 million to MRC for more sustainable development of the Mekong basin

Vientiane, Lao PDR, 25 November 2016 – The Government of Sweden has granted SEK 49 million (equivalent to USD 5.3 million) to the Mekong River Commission to implement its strategic work on four key results areas.
council members   23 November 2016 , Pakse, Lao PDR

The 23rd MRC Council Meeting approves one Secretariat Office relocation plan

Pakse, Lao PDR, 24 November 2016 – The Secretariat Office of the Mekong River Commission (MRC) will be merged into one in Vientiane, Lao PDR, within the next two months, while the MRC Regional Flood Management and Mitigation Centre (RFMMC) will remain in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, to continue to provide regional flood forecasting service, according to a detailed roadmap approved by the MRC Council at the 23rd Annual Meeting on 23rd - 24th November 2016 in Pakse, Champasak province.
JEP8951   14 November 2016 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

China’s emergency water supply increased Mekong’s water level, says an MRC-China joint study

Vientiane, Lao PDR, 14 November 2016 – The emergency water release from China’s cascade dams during the last dry season increased the Mekong River’s water level and helped alleviate the severe drought the Mekong Basin suffered this year, according to a newly published study by the Mekong River Commission and China.
DSC7251   10 November 2016 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Media Advisory: Invitation for media coverage of the 23rd Meeting of the MRC Council

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JEP9769   01 November 2016 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

MRC Statement on the occasion of PDIES 15th anniversary “MRC is Indispensable for the Mekong”

Fifteen years ago today, ministerial delegates of the Mekong River Commission Council adopted a set of procedural rules on multilateral data sharing among the four Mekong riparian countries of Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Viet Nam to enhance regional cooperation and advance sustainable development of the lower Mekong River Basin.

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