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HansGuttman02.jpg   14th November 2011 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

MRC appoints new Chief Executive Officer

Hans Guttman has been named the new Chief Executive Officer at the Mekong River Commission Secretariat (MRCS).
Switzerland-signing-sm.jpg   26th October 2011 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Switzerland makes new financial contribution to MRC’s basin development and environment programmes

The Mekong River Commission and the government of Switzerland today signed a new agreement which contributes financial support towards basin development and environment project activities in the Lower Mekong Basin.
Murray-Mekong-signing.jpg   13th May 2011 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Mekong and Murray-Darling River Basins renew partnership agreement to work together and share experiences

The Mekong River Commission (MRC) and Australia’s Murray Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) today signed a new agreement to continue sharing experiences and technical knowledge in river basin planning and management.
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.

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Tonle Sap and Songkhla Lakes Pledge Continued Friendship and Joint Learning for Post-Project

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MRC ready to support review and update of Lao hydropower strategy and plan

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FAO recognizes MRC fisheries valuation research

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Water flow in Jinghong to decrease, but without significant impact downstream

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Starting date for Pak Lay hydropower project Prior Consultation process agreed

The Joint Committee Working Group (JCWG) for the Procedures for Notification, Prior Consultation and Agreement (PNPCA) of the Mekong River Commission has agreed on the starting date of a six-month prior consultation process for the proposed 770-MW Pak Lay


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