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OnlineFlood Edit   25th July 2018 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

MRC monitors the flooding situation in Southern Laos closely

*Vientiane, Lao PDR, 25 July 2018* – The Mekong River Commission is monitoring closely the situation unfolding since 24 July on the flooding in Attapeu Province in southern Lao PDR due to the incident with the Xe-Pian Xe-Namnoy Hydropower Project.
Winners pose for photo with senior management members of MRCS   24th July 2018 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

MRC awards writing competition winners to celebrate Mekong’s shared value, promote inclusive planning and management

*Vientiane, Lao PDR, 24 July 2018* – The Mekong River Commission today awarded winners of its writing competition to celebrate the shared value and resources of the Mekong River and raise awareness of the importance of coordinated planning and management of this river basin.
Mekong river   24th July 2018 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Rapid increase in water levels caused by extremely high rainfall from tropical storm Son-Tinh

*Vientiane, Lao PDR, 24 July 2018* – The Mekong River’s water levels have increased rapidly during the period of July 15 – 24, with a rise of over three meters in some stations along the mainstream. But they are not at the alarm level yet.
MRC Student Open Day 40   23rd July 2018 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Student Open Day at the MRC

“I want to work for the MRC in future” expressed Moukda Sonepheth, a fourth-year student, Faculty of Social Sciences, National University of Laos (NUOL) after a visit to the MRC.
A farmer pulls water into his rice field in Cambodia   9th July 2018 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Japan Re-affirms its Support for Mekong Irrigation Facilities Improvement

*Vientiane, Lao PDR, 9 July 2018* – 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 Phan said.
Winning images of MRC photo contest2   2nd July 2018 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

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

*Pakse, Lao PDR, 29 June 2018* – 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 to curb illegal fishing practices and increase fish stock in the Mekong-Sekong basin.
JICA Sr Deputy Director General Morita Takahiro middle right delivers his remarks at the kick off meeting   22nd June 2018 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

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

*Vientiane, Lao PDR, 22 June 2018* – 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 environmental health of the basin.
Story on the XBH NK project closing 1   18th June 2018 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

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

Sakon Nakhon, Thailand, 11 June 2018 – 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 targeted wetlands.
Lao PDR Submits Notificatio Pak Lay Hydropower Project2   14th June 2018 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

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

*Vientiane, Lao PDR, 14 June 2018* – 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 of Xayaburi. The run-of-river dam will operate continuously year-round and produce 770 megawatts of electricity.
IMG 8398 2   1st June 2018 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Media Release: MRC Marks Tree Day with Planting Ceremony to Promote Environmental Sustainability

*Vientiane, Lao PDR, 1 June 2018* – To celebrate today’s Lao National Tree Planting Day and 5th June World Environment Day, Head of the Mekong River Commission Secretariat and staffers, joined by Deputy Governor of Vientiane’s Sikhottabong District, planted 24 trees along the Mekong River bank in front of the MRC Secretariat.

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