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council members   23rd November 2016 , Pakse, Lao PDR

The 23rd MRC Council Meeting approves one Secretariat Office relocation plan

*Pakse, Lao PDR, 24 November 2016* – The Secretariat Office of the Mekong River Commission (MRC) will be merged into one in Vientiane, Lao PDR, within the next two months, while the MRC Regional Flood Management and Mitigation Centre (RFMMC) will remain in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, to continue to provide regional flood forecasting service, according to a detailed roadmap approved by the MRC Council at the 23rd Annual Meeting on 23rd - 24th November 2016 in Pakse, Champasak province.
JEP8951   14th November 2016 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

China’s emergency water supply increased Mekong’s water level, says an MRC-China joint study

*Vientiane, Lao PDR, 14 November 2016* – The emergency water release from China’s cascade dams during the last dry season increased the Mekong River’s water level and helped alleviate the severe drought the Mekong Basin suffered this year, according to a newly published study by the Mekong River Commission and China.
DSC7251   10th November 2016 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Media Advisory: Invitation for media coverage of the 23rd Meeting of the MRC Council

JEP9769   1st November 2016 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

MRC Statement on the occasion of PDIES 15th anniversary “MRC is Indispensable for the Mekong”

Fifteen years ago today, ministerial delegates of the Mekong River Commission Council adopted a set of procedural rules on multilateral data sharing among the four Mekong riparian countries of Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Viet Nam to enhance regional cooperation and advance sustainable development of the lower Mekong River Basin.
IMG 4632 edit   14th October 2016 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Luxembourg continues to support MRC’s strategic work

IMG 3132 edit   29th September 2016 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

German Government continues to support MRC for sustainable development of the Lower Mekong Basin

*Vientiane, Lao PDR, 29 September 2016*–The Government of Germany- has granted EUR 2.5 million to the Mekong River Commission to implement its strategic work, including climate change and adaptation, flood and drought management and sustainable hydropower.
IDM 2 small   31st August 2016 , Phnom Penh, Cambodia

MRC and Development Partners hold annual meeting

*Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 31 August, 2016 —*The Mekong River Commission and its Development Partners (donor governments and organisations), held their annual Informal Development Partner Meeting (IDM) in Phnom Penh Cambodia, to update each other on the progress made over the past year in the wide range of activities of the MRC.
mrc 15th August 2016 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

New funding from Belgium will boost navigation and cross-border trade

*Vientiane, Lao PDR, 12 August 2015*– Waterborne transport management, the sustainable transport of dangerous goods and cross-border trade and navigation in the Lower Mekong Basin will benefit from a EUR 240,000 (approximately US$267,500) grant from the government of Belgium.

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