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mekong source liu Shaochuang   27th August 2010 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Increased cooperation with China and Myanmar

Representatives from the Mekong River Commission (MRC) Member Countries of Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Viet Nam are meeting with Chinese and Myanmar officials this week in Phnom Penh. They discuss opportunities for increased levels of cooperation in managing the upper and lower Mekong River Basins.
MRC 00000001   26th August 2010 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

MRC opens second office in Cambodia

The Mekong River Commission (MRC) has said that Phnom Penh will see significant benefits as its Secretariat officially opened a new office in Cambodia today after moving some of its divisions from Vientiane, Lao PDR.
mrcOSV   29th July 2010 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Options for Mekong water use debated at Vientiane forum

Plans for the future use of Mekong Basin water resources as a tool for promoting economic growth are under scrutiny as water experts, NGOs and private sector developers meet with Mekong government representatives for two days in Vientiane, Lao PDR.
mrc 7th July 2010 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Mekong River Commission Secretariat starts move to second office in Cambodia

The Mekong River Commission has begun the process of dividing its Secretariat office between two locations: Phnom Penh, Cambodia and Vientiane, Lao PDR following an agreement between the two countries last year to permanently co-host the organisation.
mrc 28th June 2010 , Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam

Mekong officials discuss environmental mitigation for mainstream dams

*Environmental and hydropower experts will be meeting in Ho Chi Minh City over the next two days to discuss an assessment of the environmental and social impact of the 12 hydropower dams proposed for construction on the mainstream lower Mekong.*
mrc 7th June 2010 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Mekong Commission visits China dams and will discuss future cooperation

A delegation of Lower Mekong government officials and the Mekong River Commission (MRC) Secretariat will visit dams in China this week for the first time and this will be followed by meetings in Beijing to discuss future cooperation between China and MRC. The visit comes after Beijing expressed its commitment to continue strengthening cooperation with MRC at the First MRC Summit meeting held in Hua Hin, Thailand in April.
mrc 31st May 2010 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

3S Basins take another step towards shared long term trans-boundary vision

If you don’t know where you are going you will probably end up somewhere else.
mrc 26th May 2010 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Community involvement key to countering flood risks, says the MRC

Communities who live in the Mekong River Basin will significantly benefit from the improvements in flood forecasting and guidance that have been developed by the Flood Management and Mitigation Programme says the Mekong River Commission (MRC).
mrc 19th May 2010 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Mekong strategic environmental assessment workshop studies dam development opportunities and risks

Recognising that dams are highly contentious and many interested groups have concerns and issues with any type of development proposal, the Mekong River Commission (MRC) is conducting a strategic environmental assessment (SEA) of proposed mainstream hydropower schemes on the lower Mekong mainstream river. The purpose of the SEA - underway since May 2009 - is to systematically bring together information and analysis that MRC Programmes, governments and stakeholders have assembled for input to and consideration of mainstream hydropower proposals.
mrc 26th April 2010 , Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam

Cooperation and Sharing of Knowledge Vital to Protecting and Adapting to the Changes of the Mekong Environment and Climate Risks Says MRC

Scientists, government officers, and NGOs from around the world are meeting this week in Ho Chi Minh City to discuss environmental and climate change issues in the Mekong basin.

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