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sunset.jpg   19th April 2011 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Lower Mekong countries take prior consultation on Xayaburi project to ministerial level

*Lao PDR insists process is complete, while other lower Mekong countries raise concerns on impacts and gaps in technical knowledge and mitigation measures*
33rd-JC-meeting.jpg   25th March 2011 , Preah Sihanouk Province, CAMBODIA

Mekong countries agree to convene additional meeting to seek conclusion on Xayaburi project

JC Special Session rescheduled: Tuesday, 19 April 2011
Finland-signing.jpg   8th March 2011 , Bangkok, Thailand

Finland renews its support for sustainable hydropower development, knowledge management and capacity

The Government of Finland today committed an 11-million-Euro grant for the lower Mekong region, aiming to broaden its support towards sustainable hydropower development and widened stakeholder engagement in addition to other existing activities.
container-loading.JPG   1st March 2011 , Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Officials meet to implement pioneering Mekong waterways transport and trade agreement

Government officials from Cambodia’s Ministry of Public Works and Transport meet today with a wide ranging group of waterways users, from waterways customs officers to cargo forwarders to discuss the start-up of the agreement on cross-border waterway transportation signed between Cambodia and Viet Nam, over a year ago.
signing-with-germany230211.JPG   23rd February 2011 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Germany renews its support to Mekong cooperation

The Federal Republic of Germany renewed its support to Mekong Cooperation through the Mekong River Commission today, with a new strategic framework on issues surrounding organisational transition towards decentralization of its core functions, pro-poor oriented sustainable hydropower development and transboundary climate change adaptation. The framework for the cooperation between the MRC and the Federal Republic of Germany addresses key challenges and opportunities for the Mekong River Basin and the future of the MRC’s organisational structure.
mrc 26th January 2011 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Innovative Tool for Mekong Basin-wide sustainable hydropower assessment launched

A breakthrough in sustainable hydropower development has been made with the launch of an innovative new assessment tool that helps identify, in as little as a week, the most sustainable sites, designs and operation rules for hydropower development in the lower Mekong River Basin.
CJP4W0076-14x20cm.jpg   26th January 2011 , Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam

Mekong countries adopt basin-wide directions for water development

Lower Mekong countries today agreed to adopt a set of strategic priorities for the basin-wide sustainable development of water resources, introducing a five-year action plan that addresses both economic opportunities and potential environmental and social impacts.
Water-collecting.jpg   25th January 2011 , Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam

Mekong countries agree with pact to protect water quality

Four Mekong countries today, for the first time, reached a transboundary agreement to protect the river’s water quality against emerging threats.
DMW-181.jpg   22nd December 2010 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Luxembourg supports Mekong climate change adaptation strategies

The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg granted USD 2.6 million to the Mekong River Commission (MRC)’s Climate Change Adaptation Initiative to assist Mekong countries with climate change adaptation planning at a basin-wide level today. The grant is the first time Luxembourg has provided support to the MRC and represents a milestone in climate change adaptation planning for the Mekong region.
DCRW1285RJ 14x20 1   14th December 2010 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Mekong Countries supported on emerging environmental issues and climate risks

Mekong countries recently received continued support to strengthen their work on environmental protection and adaptation to climate risks as the Royal Government of Denmark committed a grant of 10 million Danish Kroner (equivalent to approximately 1.9 million USD) to the MRCfs Environment Programme.

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Cambodia-Laos Border Fisheries Management Plan Aimed to Realise a 10% Increase in Fish Stock

Targeting a 10-percent increase in fish abundance in the Mekong and Sekong Rivers by 2021, fisheries experts from Cambodia and Lao PDR shared today the progress in fish monitoring activities that sets a baseline, and continued discussions on the formation

Mekong River Commission prepares for 3rd Summit and work plan 2018

Yesterday, the Mekong River Commission (MRC) officials met to prepare for the 3rd Summit of prime ministers on 5 April 2018 in Siem Reap to be hosted by the Kingdom of Cambodia.

Op’ed - Improving Navigation Channels While Protecting the Environment

China’s Mekong development plan have stirred debate as potentially becoming an environmental and social peril for downstream Mekong countries

Sister Lakes to Document Learning Processes for Policy Recommendations

In order to amplify what the sister lakes of Cambodia’s Tonle Sap and Thailand’s Songkhla have learnt on community-based lake governance, the two sides agreed today on how and what to document in two upcoming papers they are preparing for policy developme

Mekong River Commission and Morocco exchange water management experience

Representatives from the Mekong River Commission (MRC) made its first visit to Morocco to exchange experience on water resources management. This is the first visit, supported and hosted by Morocco,


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