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mrc 10th March 2008 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Mekong Stakeholders Discuss Basin Planning Process

A wide range of interested groups converge in the Lao capital, Vientiane, this week to discuss planning processes for the development of the Lower Mekong Basin at a Stakeholder Forum held by the Mekong River Commission (MRC).
mrc 19th February 2008 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Australia Backs MRC Basin Development Plan

Efforts to create a sustainable water resource management strategy across the entire Lower Mekong Basin received a boost today when the Government of Australia and the Mekong River Commission (MRC) signed agreements to support the MRC’s Basin Development Plan and fund technical coordination within the river basin organisation’s Secretariat.
mrc 13th February 2008 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

MRC Secretariat Announces New CEO

The Mekong River Commission (MRC) has appointed Jeremy Bird, a specialist in water resources management from the UK, as new Chief Executive Officer for its Secretariat, based in Vientiane.
mrc 22nd November 2007 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Germany aids flood disaster management and planning

The Government of Germany and the Mekong River Commission have signed a new commitment worth 3 million Euro to Technical Cooperation through GTZ to the MRC’s Flood Management and Mitigation Programme (FMMP), as pledged in the Donor Consultative Group on 15 November 2007 in Siem Reap.
mrc 16th November 2007 , Siem Reap, Cambodia

Ministers discuss Mekong Basin planning

Senior Government Ministers representing the four Mekong River Commission (MRC) Member States today met in Siem Reap, Cambodia for the 14th meeting of the MRC Council.
mrc 15th November 2007 , Bangkok, Thailand

PRESS STATEMENT- update 15 NOVEMBER 2007

*Comments by Mr Do Manh Hung, Officer-in-Charge, Mekong River Commission Secretariat, regarding the press briefing on 13 November held in Bangkok, Thailand by Towards Ecological Recovery and Regional Alliance (TERRA)*
mrc 14th November 2007 , Siem Reap, Cambodia

China, Myanmar in cooperation talks with MRC

The Mekong River Commission (MRC) held talks with representatives from the People’s Republic of China and the Union of Myanmar at its12th Dialogue Meeting held in Siem Reap today.
7th November 2007 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Finland funds hydropower development, capacity building at the MRC

The Mekong River Commission (MRC) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland today signed an agreement worth Euro 2 million (around US$2.87 million) to support the development of a hydropower programme (one million euro), Junior Riparian Professional (JRP) project (750,000 Euro) and for the MRC’s Water Management Trust Fund (250,000 Euro).
22nd October 2007 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

MRC hosts visit from Nile Basin Initiative

 

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Mekong River Commission and Morocco exchange water management experience

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