Latest News

mrc 21st May 2009 , Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Navigation buoys will boost Mekong river trade says Cambodian government

Improving river transport infrastructure will boost trade, cut transport costs and reduce greenhouse gas emissions says the government and Mekong River Commission (MRC), as a programme to improve river navigation between Phnom Penh and Kampong Cham started last week.
mrc 22nd April 2009 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

200,000 endangered carp bred and released in Mekong

200,000 young fish that can grow to up to 70 kg in weight and over 1.65 metres in length were released into the Mekong today as part of a Lao/Thai breeding programme.
mrc 27th March 2009 , Bangkok, Thailand

Global economic crisis provides opportunities for sustainable development says Mekong body

As the effect of the global financial crisis impacts Southeast Asia, it is providing more time for the four countries of the Lower Mekong Basin to ensure private sector proposals for new hydropower dams are planned with environmental sustainability in mind says the Mekong River Commission (MRC).
mrc 11th December 2008 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

MRC to cooperate with START on climate change

The Mekong River Commission today signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Global Change System for Analysis, Research and Training (START).
mrc 7th November 2008 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

German Government commits to give €3m technical cooperation support for MRC watershed management phase III

The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) today signed a Euro 3 million (US$4.43 million) commitment over a two and half year period (December 2008-May 2011) for technical cooperation through GTZ to support the work of the Mekong River Commission (MRC).
mrc 7th November 2008 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

MRC 'of great value' to regional development

The role of the Mekong River Commission (MRC) in water resource development across the Lower Mekong Basin was reiterated at the opening of the 15th Meeting of the MRC Council in Vientiane today. Council Chair for 2008-2009, Mme Khempeng Pholsena, also a Minister and Head of the Lao Water Resources and Environment Administration, said the Commission is held in 'high esteem as a reliable partner in sustainable development and as a valuable mechanism for cooperation in the Basin'.
mrc 25th September 2008 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

A Responsible Approach to Dam Building

*Jeremy Bird, Chief Executive Officer, Mekong River Commission Secretariat*
mrc 25th September 2008 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

A Basin-Wide Approach to Hydropower Decision Making

The planning process involved in the development of hydropower dams in the Mekong region needs to include expertise and views from a wide range of interested parties, according to participants at a consultation meeting in Vientiane today.
mrc 29th August 2008 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Agreement on provision of hydrological information renewed by China and MRC

China and the countries of the Mekong River Commission (MRC) have arranged to build on their existing relations by renewing an agreement to share data on flood season water flows in the Lancang-Mekong River. The agreement on provision of hydrological information was signed in the Lao capital of Vientiane on 29 August 2008 by the Ministry of Water Resources of the People’s Republic of China and the MRC. The signing marked the end of the Thirteenth Dialogue Meeting between the MRC and its Dialogue Partners, China and Myanmar.
mrc 29th August 2008 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

MRC-China Cooperation Extended at Regional Mekong Meeting

Increased regional cooperation on water resources was the general theme of discussion as the four Member States of the Mekong River Commission (MRC), Cambodia, the Lao PDR, Thailand and Viet Nam, today met with representatives from the two countries upstream on the Mekong, the People’s Republic of China and Myanmar, at the13th MRC Dialogue Meeting in Vientiane, Lao PDR. The meeting was to culminate in the signing of an extension to an agreement between the MRC and China, whereby China shares hydrological data from two water analysis stations on the Lancang-Mekong River in the Chinese province of Yunnan.

<< Prev | 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 | Next >>

Latest News

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


Media Contact

For media inquires, please contact:
Sopheak Meas: sopheak@mrcmekong.org
Le Thi Huong Lien: huonglien@mrcmekong.org or
mrcmedia@mrcmekong.org or view the Contact page here