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EU-signing.jpg   16 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   18 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   28 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   03 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   30 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   04 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   17 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   08 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
HansGuttman02.jpg   14 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   26 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.

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Germany, EU renew support to strengthen Mekong transboundary water cooperation

The Mekong River Commission (MRC) and the government of Germany and the European Union today signed agreements worth EUR 8.92 million ...

MRC Council reaches conclusions on key managerial and policy matters

Ministerial delegates from the Mekong River Commission (MRC) Council today reaffirmed the organization’s reform commitment and regional relevance as it agreed on key issues ...

Media advisory: Invitation to 25th Meeting of the MRC Council

Every year, water and environment ministers of Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Viet Nam who are members of the MRC Council convene to review and come to mutual conclusion on the management and development of water and related resources of the lower Mekong

Mekong Lancang Cooperation: China welcomes MRC’s call for a closer tie

China has welcomed the Mekong River Commission’s (MRC) call for a closer cooperation between the Lancang Mekong Water Resources Cooperation Center (LMWRCC) and MRC, says the MRC Secretariat’s top official...

Draft technical review report, first regional stakeholder forum report deliberated

The MRC Joint Committee Working Group for the Procedures for Notification, Prior Consultation and Agreement and MRC Secretariat technical specialists met yesterday in Vientiane to discuss a first draft technical review report


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