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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).
mrc 4th April 2006 , Savannakhet, Lao PDR

New funding helps Mekong River Commission meet basin challenges

The donor community had continued to show strong support for the work of the Mekong River Commission over the past six months with several new agreements being signed to stimulate new programme work H.E. Mr Sithaheng Rasphone, Chairman of the Mekong River Commission (MRC) Joint Committee for 2005/2006 told delegates at an MRC Joint Committee meeting today.
mrc 4th April 2006 , Phnom Penh, Cambodia

MRC Flood Centre opens documentation centre to public

The Mekong River Commission’s Regional Flood Management and Mitigation Centre (RFMMC) based in Phnom Penh has opened its documentation centre to the public. Opening hours will be Monday to Friday, 8am to 4.30pm.
mrc 1st April 2006 , Chiang Khong, Thailand

Historic End to the Fishing of Mekong Giant Catfish in Thailand

Historic End to the Fishing of Mekong Giant Catfish in Thailand
mrc 13th January 2006 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Agence Française de Développement funding helps MRC fight against floods

The Agence Française de Développement today signed an agreement with the Mekong River Commission for an 800,000 Euro (around US$966,000) grant to finance an institutional support project as a first contribution to develop the Mekong-HYCOS – a regional hydrological cycle observing system.
mrc 1st December 2005 , Chiang Rai, Thailand

MRC Fisheries Programme gains US$5 million support from Denmark

The Government of Denmark, through its aid arm Danida, will provide 30 million Danish kroner (approximately US$5 million) to fund the first three years of the second phase of the Mekong River Commission Fisheries Programme.

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