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MRC-Women with a green rice farm   11th May 2018 , Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Bilateral Cooperation Frameworks Take Shape for Sesan-Srepok and Mekong Delta

*Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 11 May 2018 –* With intensive discussions between officials and experts of Cambodia and Viet Nam in Phnom Penh this week, the design and tasks of their bilateral water cooperation along the borders are now getting in shape for the Sesan-Srepok river basin and the Mekong Delta.
The 1st meeting of Expert Group on Strategy and Psrtnership   9th May 2018 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

MRC champions synergies and genuine win-win partnerships from Mekong frameworks and initiatives

*Vientiane, Lao PDR, 9 May 2018* – Cooperating with Mekong-Lancang Cooperation framework, re-establishing a cooperation framework with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, and reviving collaboration with Greater Mekong Sub-region were among key topics the Mekong River Commission’s Expert Group on Strategy and Partnership discussed yesterday during its kick-off meeting in Vientiane.
Media Release Mekong leaders reaffirm the Mekong River Commissions primary and unique role in sustainable development of the Mekong River Basin   5th April 2018 , Siem Reap, Cambodia

Media Release - Mekong leaders reaffirm the Mekong River Commission’s primary and unique role in sustainable development of the Mekong River Basin

*Siem Reap, Cambodia, 5 April 2018 *— As the 3rd Mekong River Commission (MRC) Summit came to a close today, the *Siem Reap Declaration* was adopted by the MRC member countries, represented by Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen; the Prime Minister of the Lao People's Democratic Republic H.E. Dr. Thongloun Sisoulith; the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Thailand H.E. General Prayut Chan-o-cha; and the Prime Minister of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam H.E. Mr. Nguyen Xuan Phuc.
Mekong LuangPrabang JEP0041   4th April 2018 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

China notified about discharge of Jinghong Reservoir 5 days in advance

*4 April 2018, Vientiane, Lao PDR* – Today, MRC received a Notification of hydrological information on Lancang River from China – its dialogue partner – about its planned water discharge from the Jinghong Reservoir to the lower Mekong River from 9 to 17 April 2018, aimed to ensure power grid security. It is also to support the traditional activities Dai ethnic minority in China on the Lancang River during their water Splashing Festival.
International conference   3rd April 2018 , Siem Reap, Cambodia

Media Release - International conference recommends priorities for the lower Mekong countries to achieve sustainable development agenda

*Siem Reap, Cambodia, 3 April 2018* — A two-day international conference convened by the Mekong River Commission (MRC) comes to a close today. In one of the largest gatherings ever convened by the MRC, the meeting welcomed about 400 stakeholders from Mekong country governments, non-governmental organisations, academia, the private sector, and other river basin organisations. They collectively made many recommendations for enhancing joint efforts and partnerships to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the region.
MRCSummit YTcover 1   29th March 2018 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

3rd MRC Summit sets out to strengthen joint efforts and partnerships for sustainable development in the Mekong River Basin

*Vientiane, Lao PDR, 29 March 2018* — Next week, the Mekong River Commission (MRC) will convene the 3rd MRC Summit in Siem Reap, Cambodia. This capstone event will bring together the four Prime Ministers of Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand, and Viet Nam, and high-level representatives from China and Myanmar, the MRC’s dialogue partners.
MRCSummitwinnerdisplay cover banner   28th March 2018 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Five riparians win MRC writing competition: What does the Mekong mean to you?

*Vientiane, Lao PDR, 28 March 2018* – Today, five Mekong riparians were named as winners of a Mekong River Commission (MRC) writing competition, which had posed the question: What does the Mekong River mean to you?
Lively discussion on the findings and results of the Council Study in Vietnam 1   20th March 2018 , Vietnam

Lively discussion on the findings and results of the Council Study in Vietnam

*On 13 March 2018*, a briefing on results of the Study on Sustainable Management and Development of the Mekong River Including the Impact of the Hydropower Development Projects - known as the ‘Council Study’ ,was organised in Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam by Vietnam’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) through Vietnam National Mekong Committee (VNMC) and Mekong River Commission Secretariat (MRCS). Deputy Minister Tran Quy Kien participated and chaired the meeting together with Director General of the VNMC Le Duc Trung and MRC CEO Pham Tuan Phan.
Front cover   5th March 2018

Findings from the Council Study reported to high level officials from Cambodia

*Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 5 March 2018* – A team of specialists from the Mekong River Commission Secretariat reported key findings from the MRC’s flagship study to more than 60 representatives from Cambodia National Mekong Committee and its line ministries and agencies at a national high-level briefing and dissemination meeting held in Phnom Penh late last week.
MRC homepage banner 710x399px2   15th February 2018 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Media Release: MRC Launches Writing Competition for Mekong Citizens ahead of Summit – What Does the Mekong Mean to You?

*Vientiane, Lao PDR, 15 February 2018* – The Mekong River Commission (MRC) today launched a regional writing competition in which citizens and residents of all ages from Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Viet Nam can enter and stand a chance to win different prizes.

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