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mrc 29th August 2007 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Mekong River Commission sets programme for the future

Knowledge and basin planning were two of the key topics of discussion at the 26th Meeting of the Mekong River Commission's Joint Committee held in Vientiane today.
mrc 9th August 2007 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

CEO finishes term at Mekong River Commission Secretariat

Dr Olivier Cogels has completed his three-year term as Chief Executive Officer of the Mekong River Commission Secretariat. He will now continue to support water management and cooperation in the Southeast Asian region as an international consultant.
mrc 28th June 2007 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Mekong River Commission welcomes strong donor support

Delegates from Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Viet Nam, together with representatives of the international donor community, partner organisations and development banks, heard that the MRC had secured funding support worth more than US$23 million over the past 12 months.
mrc 17th May 2007 , Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam

Better, faster data needed if flood damage is to be curtailed

People are still dying unnecessarily in floods every year due to inefficient early warning and flood forecasting systems, Mekong River Commission Secretariat CEO Dr Olivier Cogels told delegates at the Fifth Annual Mekong Flood Forum being held in Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam today.
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).

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Japan Re-affirms its Support for Mekong Irrigation Facilities Improvement

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 P

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

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 t

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

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 environme

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

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

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

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


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