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mrc 30th July 2009 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

USA - Mekong Basin cooperation follows ASEAN meeting

The Mekong River Commission and the Mississippi River Commission in the United States have announced their intention to cooperate on a wide range of water resources challenges common to both river basins.
mrc 29th July 2009 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

China re-affirms commitment to Mekong/Lancang cooperation and sharing information

A meeting in Vientiane yesterday saw China reaffirm its commitment to work with Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Viet Nam on a range of Mekong related issues including understanding the environmental effects of hydropower dams on the river.
mrc 28th May 2009 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Mekong body to evaluate mainstream dams – calls for better understanding of impacts of hydropower in the lower Mekong Basin

The Mekong River Commission (MRC) has emphasised the need to proceed carefully in considering dam projects on the mainstream Mekong River, as a wide ranging assessment of Mekong hydropower development begins this week.
mrc 21st May 2009 , Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Navigation buoys will boost Mekong river trade says Cambodian government

Improving river transport infrastructure will boost trade, cut transport costs and reduce greenhouse gas emissions says the government and Mekong River Commission (MRC), as a programme to improve river navigation between Phnom Penh and Kampong Cham started last week.
mrc 22nd April 2009 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

200,000 endangered carp bred and released in Mekong

200,000 young fish that can grow to up to 70 kg in weight and over 1.65 metres in length were released into the Mekong today as part of a Lao/Thai breeding programme.
mrc 27th March 2009 , Bangkok, Thailand

Global economic crisis provides opportunities for sustainable development says Mekong body

As the effect of the global financial crisis impacts Southeast Asia, it is providing more time for the four countries of the Lower Mekong Basin to ensure private sector proposals for new hydropower dams are planned with environmental sustainability in mind says the Mekong River Commission (MRC).
mrc 11th December 2008 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

MRC to cooperate with START on climate change

The Mekong River Commission today signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Global Change System for Analysis, Research and Training (START).
mrc 7th November 2008 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

German Government commits to give €3m technical cooperation support for MRC watershed management phase III

The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) today signed a Euro 3 million (US$4.43 million) commitment over a two and half year period (December 2008-May 2011) for technical cooperation through GTZ to support the work of the Mekong River Commission (MRC).
mrc 7th November 2008 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

MRC 'of great value' to regional development

The role of the Mekong River Commission (MRC) in water resource development across the Lower Mekong Basin was reiterated at the opening of the 15th Meeting of the MRC Council in Vientiane today. Council Chair for 2008-2009, Mme Khempeng Pholsena, also a Minister and Head of the Lao Water Resources and Environment Administration, said the Commission is held in 'high esteem as a reliable partner in sustainable development and as a valuable mechanism for cooperation in the Basin'.
mrc 25th September 2008 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

A Responsible Approach to Dam Building

*Jeremy Bird, Chief Executive Officer, Mekong River Commission Secretariat*

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Stakeholder forum debates proposed Pak Lay project, recommends steps to strengthen basin planning in the Mekong

A two-day regional stakeholder forum on the proposed Pak Lay hydropower project and other ongoing initiatives comes to a close today. The forum, convened by the Mekong River Commission

Op-ed: MRC encourages all stakeholders to contribute to Pak Lay prior consultation process

On Thursday the Mekong River Commission will host its 5th Regional Stakeholder Forum to give all stakeholders the opportunity to discuss, provide, and exchange views on planned and proposed hydropower projects on the Mekong River mainstream...

Media advisory: Invitation to MRC regional stakeholder forum on Pak Lay’s prior consultation process and related work on hydropower

Interested members of the media are invited to cover the MRC regional stakeholder forum on the Pak Lay's prior consultation process...

Mekong water levels to decrease slightly, with some stations in Laos and Thailand to remain on flood alert

The Mekong River’s water levels will slightly decrease during the period 7 – 12 September, with an average drop between 0.01 and 0.11 meters at some stations along the mainstream. More stations in Lao PDR and Thailand than in others will remain on flood a

Mekong Flood Forecasting Webpage in Five Languages

The full webpage with flood forecasting in the lower Mekong basin is now available in five languages of English, Lao, Khmer, Thai and Vietnamese.

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