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mrc 7th November 2009 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Danish Government gives $3.3 million support to Mekong River Commission Fisheries Programme

The Danish Government today signed an 18 million Danish Kroner (US$ 3.3 million ) funding agreement over a two-year period to support the work of the Fisheries Programme of the Mekong River Commission.
mrc 2nd November 2009 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Mekong-wide approach to understanding and acting on climate change

The Mekong River Commission (MRC) has today announced a new effort to address climate change in the Mekong Basin.
mrc 16th October 2009 , Chian Rai, THAILAND

Mekong body says communities should have a say in river development

Villagers who live on or near water resources in the Mekong Basin should be given more of a voice in the planning of future infrastructure and other water development projects says the Mekong River Commission (MRC).
mrc 21st September 2009 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Cambodia Villagers provided with cell phones to help improve accuracy of flood warnings

Cambodian villagers have been provided with cell phones and trained to use them to report the likelihood of localised flooding to the Department of Hydrology and River Works – the national agency responsible for flood forecasting.
mrc 21st September 2009 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Laos Villagers provided with cell phones to help improve accuracy of flood warnings

Lao villagers are being provided with cell phones and trained to use them to report the likelihood of localised flooding to the Department of Meteorology & Hydrology - the national agency responsible for flood forecasting.
mrc 21st September 2009 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Vietnam Villagers provided with cell phones to help improve accuracy of flood warnings

Some villagers in An Giang and Dong Thap Provinces have been provided with cell phones and trained to use them to report the likelihood of localised flooding to the Southern Region Hydro-Meteorological Center in Ho Chi Minh City – the local agency responsible for flood forecasting.
mrc 8th September 2009 to 9th September 2009 , Bangkok, Thailand

Regional Technical Workshop on Application of Modelling Tools for Climate Change Impact and Vulnerability Assessment

Regional Technical Workshop on Application of Modelling Tools for Climate Change Impact and Vulnerability Assessment
mrc 30th July 2009 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

USA - Mekong Basin cooperation follows ASEAN meeting

The Mekong River Commission and the Mississippi River Commission in the United States have announced their intention to cooperate on a wide range of water resources challenges common to both river basins.
mrc 29th July 2009 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

China re-affirms commitment to Mekong/Lancang cooperation and sharing information

A meeting in Vientiane yesterday saw China reaffirm its commitment to work with Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Viet Nam on a range of Mekong related issues including understanding the environmental effects of hydropower dams on the river.
mrc 28th May 2009 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Mekong body to evaluate mainstream dams – calls for better understanding of impacts of hydropower in the lower Mekong Basin

The Mekong River Commission (MRC) has emphasised the need to proceed carefully in considering dam projects on the mainstream Mekong River, as a wide ranging assessment of Mekong hydropower development begins this week.

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Japan Re-affirms its Support for Mekong Irrigation Facilities Improvement

The government of Japan has re-affirmed its support to the Mekong River Commission in continuing activities under a project to improve irrigation facilities across the lower Mekong countries of Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Viet Nam, MRC CEO Pham Tuan P

Cambodia, Lao PDR to formalise a new bilateral cooperation framework on fisheries management

In order to cement the four-year-long bilateral efforts to address cross-border fisheries issues along the Cambodia-Laos border, the two countries have agreed to formalise a bilateral fisheries management body that would oversee collaborative activities t

MRC, JICA Launch a Joint Study on Mekong Forest Conservation for Better Basin Management

The Mekong River Commission (MRC) and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) have launched a joint study on forest conservation and river basin management in the lower Mekong basin as part of their effort to better manage and conserve the environme

Lao-Thai wetland management project ends with new community-based management plans

Government officials and community representatives from Laos’ Xe Bang Hieng and Thailand’s Nam Kam river basins cerebrated today the conclusion of a five-year bilateral wetland management project, which has improved community-based management practices in

Lao PDR Submits Notification on the Pak Lay Hydropower Project to MRC for Prior Consultation

The Mekong River Commission Secretariat has received an official notification from the Lao Government that it will undertake the formal process of prior consultation on its Pak Lay hydropower project in the Pak Lay area in the Lao PDR’s northern province


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