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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.
DSC 0024   11th August 2016 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Swiss government provides more than US$7 million to benefit residents of the Lower Mekong Basin

*Vientiane, Lao PDR, 11 August 2016–*The Swiss government, through its Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), has granted more than US$7 million to the Mekong River Commission to implement its overall work, which covers areas such as climate change and adaptation, flood and drought management; and sustainable hydropower.
mrc 10th August 2016 to 10th August 2016 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Mekong River Commission Secretariat will consolidate its operations into one central office in Vientiane, Lao PDR

 *Mekong River Commission Secretariat wi**ll consolidate its operations into one central office in Vientiane, Lao PDR*

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