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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).
mrc 23rd April 2007 , Hanoi, Viet Nam

MRC and USAID Support Transboundary Cooperation

HANOI, VIETNAM (April 23, 2007) – The Mekong River Commission (MRC) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) have launched a programme of cooperation addressing transboundary issues in the Mekong River basin. Dr. Olivier Cogels, Chief Executive Officer of the Mekong River Commission Secretariat, and Mr. Olivier Carduner, Mission Director of USAID’s Bangkok-based Regional Development Mission for Asia, signed the new cooperative agreement to assist MRC member countries in joint planning, cooperation, and prevention of transboundary issues in Hanoi, Viet Nam, today.
mrc 10th April 2007 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Mekong River Commission celebrates Mekong Day

The Mekong River Commission (MRC) was ready to play a bigger role in the economic development of the Mekong River Basin, MRC Secretariat Chief Executive officer, Dr Olivier Cogels told guests at the celebration of Mekong Day held at the MRC Secretariat on 10th April 2007.
5th April 2007 , Phnom Penh, Cambodia

MRC launches first 24-hour navigational aid system in Cambodia

mrc 8th February 2007 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Finland funds basin development planning through US$8.7 million support to MRC

The Mekong River Commission (MRC) and the Government of Finland today signed an agreement worth Euro 6,728, 010 (US$8.679 million) to support basin development planning through the MRC’s new Information and Knowledge Management Programme (IKMP).
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.

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