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mrc 12th January 2010 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

MRC to establish climate change adaption demonstration site in Savanakhet

The Mekong River Commission (MRC) and Government of Lao PDR have agreed to establish a site for demonstrating best practice in dealing with the potential impacts of climate change on Lao agriculture and rural life.
mrc 4th January 2010 to 30th June 2010 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

MRC consultation regarding mainstream Mekong dams

Submissions are invited to the team working for the MRC on the Strategic Environmental Assessment[/news-and-events/consultations/strategic-environmental-assessment-of-mainstream-dams/], which is examining the 11 mainstream hydropower dams currently proposed by the private sector along the Mekong. Your submission will form an important input into the analysis.
mrc 17th December 2009 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Cambodia and Viet Nam formally open-up cross-border river trade on the Mekong

Cambodia and Viet Nam have signed a treaty that will allow freedom of navigation on Mekong waterways between the two countries and increase access to the river system for foreign vessels.
mrc 4th December 2009 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

MRC to have two permanent offices - Phnom Penh and Vientiane

Efficiency, effectiveness and sustainability formed the basis of recent major decision by the MRC Council not to move its current Secretariat every five years and to set up two permanent home bases in Vientiane and Phnom Penh.
mrc 28th November 2009 , Vientiane, Lao PDR/Hua Hin, Thailand

Mekong Ministers meet in Hua Hin to discuss water issues

Hydropower, climate change, fisheries and flood management loom large for the Mekong Basin, with ministers from four countries meeting in Hua Hin this week to discuss strategies for trans-boundary river management.
mrc 27th November 2009 , Vientiane, Lao PDR/Hua Hin, Thailand

Belgium gives US$10.4 million to Mekong countries to improve river navigation

The issues of both mainstream hydropower and freedom of navigation on the Mekong River are in the spotlight this week in Thailand as the Belgian government agrees to increase its support to the Mekong River Commission (MRC) with a US$ 10.4 million contribution over the next four years.
mrc 27th November 2009 , Vientiane, Lao PDR/Hua Hin, Thailand

France strengthens support for Mekong environmental management

The Mekong River Commission announced this week that it is to receive over € 500,000 in support from the French government over the next two years to help efforts in environmental monitoring and management in the Mekong basin.
mrc 20th November 2009 , Vientiane, Lao PDR/Hua Hin, Thailand

Mekong River Commission hosts high-level regional meeting at Hua Hin

The future use of Mekong Basin water resources as a tool for promoting economic growth will come under scrutiny at a meeting of the Mekong River Commission’s Council to be held in Hua Hin, Thailand this month, to which media organisations are invited.
mrc 7th November 2009 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Danish Government gives $3.3 million support to Mekong River Commission Fisheries Programme

The Danish Government today signed an 18 million Danish Kroner (US$ 3.3 million ) funding agreement over a two-year period to support the work of the Fisheries Programme of the Mekong River Commission.
mrc 2nd November 2009 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Mekong-wide approach to understanding and acting on climate change

The Mekong River Commission (MRC) has today announced a new effort to address climate change in the Mekong Basin.

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