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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*
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.

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MRC supports Laos in advancing national climate change adaptation planning

The Mekong River Commission (MRC) strongly supports Lao PDR in the country’s endeavor to advance its national climate change adaption planning, says an MRC Secretariat official.

Germany commits EUR 4 million to strengthen Mekong transboundary water cooperation

The government of Germany has committed EUR four million (approximately US$ 4.6 million) to the Mekong River Commission (MRC) to strengthen Mekong cross-border water cooperation...

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

A two-day regional stakeholder forum on the proposed Pak Lay hydropower project and other ongoing initiatives comes to a close today. The forum, convened by the Mekong River Commission

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

On Thursday the Mekong River Commission will host its 5th Regional Stakeholder Forum to give all stakeholders the opportunity to discuss, provide, and exchange views on planned and proposed hydropower projects on the Mekong River mainstream...

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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