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Don Sahong Map a   3rd October 2013 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Lao PDR submits notification on Don Sahong Hydropower Project

*Vientiane, Lao PDR, 3 October 2013—*The Lao Government has notified the Mekong River Commission (MRC) of its decision to proceed with the development of the Don Sahong Hydropower Project in the Siphandone area of Southern Laos. The run-of-the-river dam will operate continuously year-round and produce 260 megawatts of electricity.
boats.jpg   30th August 2013 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Mekong River Commission and China boost water data exchange

*Vientiane, Lao PDR, 30 August 2013—*The People’s Republic of China has agreed to share more hydrological data with the Mekong River Commission which will improve flood forecasting in the Lower Mekong countries.
EU-signing.jpg   16th January 2013 , Luang Prabang, Lao PDR

The European Union provides over 6 million USD to tackle climate change in the Mekong

*Luang Prabang, Lao PDR, 16 January 2013*—The European Union (EU) today committed 4.95 million EUR (over USD 6 million) to the Mekong River Commission (MRC) to boost its efforts in responding to the region’s climate change challenges.
Hycos1.jpg   18th September 2012 , Siem Reap, Cambodia

Regional conference sets to strengthen use of shared, real-time data on Mekong rainfall and water levels

*SIEM REAP, Cambodia, 18 September 2012*—Over 100 hydrologists and other water experts gathered in this historical town for a two-day regional symposium to discuss lessons learned and ways forward in sharing and using real-time hydro-meteorological data in the Mekong region.
Sweden-signing28Jun12.jpg   28th June 2012 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Sweden provides US$ 8.5 million to strengthen sustainable development and management of Mekong resources

*Vientiane, Lao PDR, 28 June 2012*—The Swedish government today provided US$ 8.5 million to the Mekong River Commission (MRC) to strengthen its management and development of water and related resources in the Lower Mekong Basin.
Mekong2Rio-discussion.jpg   3rd May 2012 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Conference calls for innovative solutions for water, energy and food sectors

*Political will needed for a ‘new, balanced nexus paradigm’ on natural resources management *
Mekong2RioPR.jpg   30th April 2012 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Balancing food, water and energy demands top agenda at ‘Mekong2Rio’ global forum

*All continents represented in debate on growing needs in the three sectors and seek solutions on transboundary river management *
World-bank-MRC-signing.jpg   4th April 2012 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

World Bank provides US$ 8 million to improve Mekong resources management

*Funding aims to increase dialogue, cooperation and understanding on integrated and transboundary approach *
germany-mrc-cooperation.jpg   17th February 2012 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Germany commits €8 million to protect Mekong wetlands

*New cooperation aims to enhance transboundary management of priority areas *
lights-4-PR-Council-XayaburiHydro.jpg   8th December 2011 , Siem Reap, Cambodia

Further study on impact of Mekong mainstream development to be conducted, say Lower Mekong Countries

*Water and environment ministers agreed in principle to approach Japan to assist with the study*

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