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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

 
mrc 29th August 2007 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Mekong River Commission sets programme for the future

Knowledge and basin planning were two of the key topics of discussion at the 26th Meeting of the Mekong River Commission's Joint Committee held in Vientiane today.
mrc 9th August 2007 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

CEO finishes term at Mekong River Commission Secretariat

Dr Olivier Cogels has completed his three-year term as Chief Executive Officer of the Mekong River Commission Secretariat. He will now continue to support water management and cooperation in the Southeast Asian region as an international consultant.
mrc 28th June 2007 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Mekong River Commission welcomes strong donor support

Delegates from Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Viet Nam, together with representatives of the international donor community, partner organisations and development banks, heard that the MRC had secured funding support worth more than US$23 million over the past 12 months.
mrc 17th May 2007 , Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam

Better, faster data needed if flood damage is to be curtailed

People are still dying unnecessarily in floods every year due to inefficient early warning and flood forecasting systems, Mekong River Commission Secretariat CEO Dr Olivier Cogels told delegates at the Fifth Annual Mekong Flood Forum being held in Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam today.
mrc 9th May 2007 , Siem Reap, Cambodia

Mekong River Commission’s work progress under discussion

The work of the Mekong River Commission now showed an increased sense of ownership by its Member Countries over the past year and had consolidated as a strong and cooperative forum for the joint development of the water and related resources of the Mekong River Basin, H.E. Mr Lim Kean Hor, Minister of Water Resources and Meteorology, Chairman of the Cambodia National Mekong Committee and MRC Council Member for Cambodia told a meeting held in Siem Reap today.
mrc 24th April 2007 , Hanoi, Viet Nam

Swedish Government gives US$6.4 million support for environment, fisheries and planning in Mekong River Basin

The Swedish Government today signed a US$ 6.4 million (45 million Swedish Kronor) agreement over the three-year period 2007-2009 to support the work of the Mekong River Commission (MRC).

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