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mrc 2nd February 2007 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Lao Government joins forces with MRC, WWF and IUCN to celebrate World Wetlands Day

Members of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, the Department of Livestock and Fisheries, the Science Technology and Environment Agency, and the Lao National Mekong Committee joined representatives of the Mekong River Commission (MRC), together with its partners from the World Conservation Union (IUCN) and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) today to share in a celebration of World Wetlands Day (2 February) at the National University of Laos (NUoL), Dongdok Campus, Vientiane.
mrc 14th December 2006 , Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam

Donors increase support for Mekong River Commission

The international donor community had shown its approval of the work of the Mekong River Commission by increasing aid to support two new programmes, delegates at a meeting held in Ho Chi Minh City heard today.
mrc 12th December 2006 , Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam

Ministers discuss flood, drought and basin planning

Senior Government Ministers representing the four Mekong River Commission (MRC) member countries today met in Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam for the 13th Meeting of the MRC Council.
mrc 6th December 2006 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Denmark provides US$9 million for MRC's Basin Development Plan and Environment Programme

The Mekong River Commission (MRC) and the Government of the Kingdom of Denmark today signed an agreement worth 52.5 million Danish Kroner (around $US9 million) to fund the second phase of the MRC’s Basin Development Plan (BDP2) and to continue the work of the Environment Programme.
mrc 16th October 2006 , Chiang Rai, Thailand

Japanese and international scientists seek solutions to water issues in the Mekong Region

Scientists from around the world gathered today at a conference held in Chiang Rai, Thailand to discuss how they could pool their knowledge and technology to find solutions to the water problems facing the Asian monsoon region.
mrc 31st August 2006 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

MRC, China and Myanmar cooperate on shared Mekong resources

Strong cooperation between the six countries sharing the Mekong River Basin was essential if joint interests for wider development of the Mekong River Basin were to be fulfilled and environmental and natural resources were to be protected, H.E. Mr Sin Niny, Vice-Chairman of the Cambodia National Mekong Committee, Member of the Joint Committee for Cambodia and Chairman of the MRC Joint Committee for 2006/2007 told a meeting in Vientiane today.
mrc 29th August 2006 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Strategy approval sets agenda for Mekong River Commission’s future work in Basin

Considering and endorsing the final draft of the Mekong River Commission’s Strategic Plan 2006-2010 would set the path for the MRC’s work for the next five years H. E. Mr Sin Niny, Vice Chairman of the Cambodia National Mekong Committee and Chairman of the Mekong River Commission (MRC) Joint Committee for 2006/2007 told participants in the 24th meeting of the MRC Joint Committee in Vientiane today.
mrc 22nd June 2006 , Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam

MRC countries agree on procedures for Mekong flows

Senior government ministers representing the four Mekong River Commission (MRC) member countries today signed an important agreement on the procedures governing the maintenance of flows on the Mekong mainstream.
mrc 18th May 2006 , Siem Reap, Cambodia

Flood forecasting, early warning a life saver for Mekong Basin people

Many lives could be saved and the economic damage caused by the annual Mekong floods could be avoided through the implementation of a more efficient flood forecasting system, Mekong River Commission Secretariat CEO Dr Olivier Cogels told delegates at the Fourth Annual Mekong Flood Forum being held in Siem Reap today.
mrc 10th May 2006 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

France provides 2.5 million Euros to support MRC Mekong hydrological cycle observing system

The Agence Française de Développement (AFD) today signed an agreement with the Mekong River Commission (MRC) for a 2.5 million Euro (around US$3.17 million) grant to support the development of the Mekong-HYCOS – a regional hydrological cycle observing system. The 2.5 million Euro grant represents 1.5 million Euro from the AFD and one million Euro from the French Global Environment Fund (FFEM).

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Cambodia-Laos Border Fisheries Management Plan Aimed to Realise a 10% Increase in Fish Stock

Targeting a 10-percent increase in fish abundance in the Mekong and Sekong Rivers by 2021, fisheries experts from Cambodia and Lao PDR shared today the progress in fish monitoring activities that sets a baseline, and continued discussions on the formation

Mekong River Commission prepares for 3rd Summit and work plan 2018

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Mekong River Commission and Morocco exchange water management experience

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