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DSC 0838 8 106 forPR small   13th January 2016 , Phnom Penh

MRC Council concludes a future direction for the organisation

*Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 13 January 2016 –* Ministerial delegates from the Mekong River Commission Council (the MRC Council) today approved a Strategic Plan 2016-2020 and set out a new direction and structure for the MRC Secretariat.
AFD grant to HYCOS   18th December 2015 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

France provides 1 million euro to support the expansion of a Mekong hydro-meteorological network and data application

Vientiane, Lao PDR, 18 December 2015—The French government today committed 1 million euro to the Mekong River Commission (MRC) to strengthen its Mekong hydro-meteorological network, a near-real time river monitoring system for flood and drought forecasting.
CouncilMeeting   12th December 2015 , Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Media Advisory: Twenty-second Meeting of the MRC Council

Every year, water and environment ministers of Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Viet Nam convene to review and come to mutual conclusion on the management and development of water and related resources of the Lower Mekong Basin within the framework of the 1995 Mekong Agreement.
don-sahong-status.JPG   19th June 2015 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Lower Mekong countries take prior consultation on the Don Sahong project to the governmental level

Vientiane, Lao PDR, 19 June 2015—The four members of the Mekong River Commission (MRC): Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Viet Nam have agreed that a decision on the prior consultation of the proposed Don Sahong Hydropower Project be taken to the governmental level because they could not come to a common conclusion on how to proceed with the project.
2015 special JC upper river and boat   28th January 2015 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

MRC holds Special Session on Prior Consultation of Don Sahong Hydropower Project

Vientiane, Lao PDR, 28 January 2015—The Mekong River Commission (MRC) held a Special Session of its Joint Committee on the Prior Consultation process for the proposed Don Sahong Hydropower Project. The Meeting included a presentation of the Technical Review Report by the MRC Secretariat and the outcome of the regional public consultation.
mrc 15th January 2015 , Hanoi, Viet Nam

Media Advisory: Twenty-first Meeting of the MRC Council

Every year, water and environment ministers of Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Viet Nam convene to review and come to mutual conclusion on the management and development of water and related resources of the Lower Mekong Basin within the framework of the 1995 Mekong Agreement.
regional consult on Don Sahong   12th December 2014 , Pakse, Lao PDR

Fish migration, potential environmental impacts and transboundary effects took centre stage at MRC’s regional public consultation on Don Sahong hydropower project

*12 December 2014, Pakse, Lao PDR —* About 100 members of various stakeholder groups from the Lower Mekong Basin gathered in Pakse, Lao PDR for the Mekong River Commission’s (MRC) regional public consultation on the proposed Don Sahong Hydropower Project. The meeting provided an additional opportunity for civil society, non-governmental and governmental organisations, regional and international organisations to find out more about the project and to share their concerns.
teaser PR Don Sahong Jan 2014   25th November 2014 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

MRC will hold regional public consultation on Don Sahong Hydropower Project

12-Dec consultation and online feedback submission are among channels for stakeholders to participate in the project’s prior consultation
detailspage Mekong2RioPR   21st November 2014 , Siem Reap, Cambodia

MRC stakeholders call for joint development to address impending challenges and risks in the region

*21 November 2014, Siem Reap, CAMBODIA—*The Mekong River is globally important and complex and is ripe for balanced joint development that reduces risks, enhances benefits and protects the environment. These were some of the key messages from the Mekong River Commission’s basin development planning regional forum.
4th-BDP-Forum-mtng-room.jpg   21st November 2014 , Siem Reap, Cambodia

MRC addresses long-term balanced development needs and strategies at regional forum

*21 November 2014, Siem Reap, Cambodia —* The Mekong River Commission (MRC) is holding the two-day event to involve stakeholders in the updating of the Mekong Basin Development Strategy. The strategy is reviewed and updated every five years to prescribe actions that should be taken by the MRC and relevant actors—working with counterparts at the regional and national levels—to strengthen cooperation, improve national development planning, address key gaps in knowledge and strengthen basin management procedures. Feedback from a wide-range of stakeholders is taken into account in the process

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MRC supports Laos in advancing national climate change adaptation planning

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Germany commits EUR 4 million to strengthen Mekong transboundary water cooperation

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

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

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

Interested members of the media are invited to cover the MRC regional stakeholder forum on the Pak Lay's prior consultation process...


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