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monitoring ewater v2   09 May 2019 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Mekong data and information system improvement receives Australian support

Vientiane, Lao PDR, 9 May 2019 – The Australian Government has provided funding of AUD 430,000 (approx. USD 300,000) to support the Mekong River Commission to implement its initiative in reinvigorating its data, modeling and information systems to provide enhanced and timely information to the public and MRC member countries.
Cover v9   25 April 2019 , Vung Tau City, Viet Nam

Regional flood center to also address drought issues, new policies to strengthen internal control: MRC

Vung Tau City, Viet Nam, 25 April 2019 – The Mekong River Commission (MRC) today announced a new effort to address flood and drought issues in the Mekong region, and set new policies to strengthen internal control and operation within its Secretariat.
Xayaburi Hydroelectric Power Project Xayaburi00055   08 April 2019 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Water flow in Jinghong of China to decrease, but without significant impact downstream

Vientiane, Lao PDR, 8 April 2019 — The outflow of water at the Jinghong hydropower station in China will gradually decrease by almost half over a seven-day period in April, according to an official notification from China’s Ministry of Water Resources being copied to the Mekong River Commission Secretariat today. But no worrying trends are detected. 
Cover v8   05 April 2019 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

MRC awards green campaign winners to celebrate Mekong Day, raise awareness of plastic pollution

Vientiane, Lao PDR, 5 April 2019 — The Mekong River Commission (MRC) today awarded winners of its green campaign to celebrate the Mekong Day anniversary and raise awareness of the danger of plastic waste in the Mekong River basin.  
Cover v7   04 April 2019 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Statement on Prior Consultation process for Pak Lay agreed, Joint Action Plans for Pak Beng and Pak Lay approved

Vientiane, Lao PDR, 4 April 2019 — The Mekong River Commission (MRC) member countries Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Viet Nam today agreed on a Statement on the prior consultation process for the proposed Pak Lay hydropower project, as the members concluded the six-month prior consultation process.
MRC reinforces knowledge hub   03 April 2019 , By An Pich Hatda, CEO of the MRC Secretariat

Op-ed: MRC reinforces knowledge hub and water diplomacy role for resilient Mekong futures

Today, we who live in the Mekong River basin face unprecedented risks and challenges. More extreme weather—floods, storms and droughts—are already changing the river basin we once knew. Our region has been deemed one of the most vulnerable to climate change impacts in the world.
95 signing agreement v2   02 April 2019 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Invitation to Mekong Day “Let’s Act Green for a Greener Mekong”

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Morocco invites CEO for visit and will support MRC with irrigation training and renewable energy assessment

Vientiane, Lao PDR, 1 April 2019 - H.E. Mr. Abdelilah EL HOUSNI, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Morocco to Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar paid a courtesy call on Dr. An Pich Hatda, Chief Executive Officer of the Mekong River Commission Secretariat, delivering an Invitation Letter from his Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation to the CEO for a working visit to Morocco. In addition, Morocco also will cooperate with MRC on irrigation training and assessing renewable energy.
IMG 8281 Edit v2   18 March 2019 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Mekong River Commission to advance its data and information systems

Vientiane, Lao PDR, 18 March 2019 – The Mekong River Commission (MRC) Secretariat is reinvigorating its data, modeling and information systems to provide enhanced and timely information to the public and MRC member countries of Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Viet Nam, according to the Secretariat's top management.  
Key priorities agreed for Cambodia Lao PDR joint transboundary project   06 March 2019 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Key priorities agreed for Cambodia-Lao PDR joint transboundary project

Vientiane, Lao PDR, 6 March 2019 – Officials from National Mekong Committees and line agencies of Cambodia and Lao PDR last week agreed on joint actions of key priorities for a joint project on cross-border water resource development and management between Cambodia (Stung Treng) and Lao PDR (Champasak).

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First Mekong flood reaches Thailand and Lao PDR before landing on Cambodia over the next few days

The Mekong River flood has now reached Thailand and Lao PDR, while over the next few days will land on Cambodia. Based on the Mekong River Commission’s flood forecasting, the water level at Thailand’s Khong Chiam reached its flood level yesterday when t

Mekong related regional cooperation frameworks recommend more joint efforts, coordination to boost effectiveness

The importance of synergizing programs of activities of various Mekong related regional frameworks and improved mechanisms for information sharing and collaboration in overcoming the challenges of becoming a more resilient and sustainable Mekong region w

Water flow from China’s Jinghong dam to decrease

The outflow of water from the Jinghong hydropower station in China’s Yunnan province will decrease by about 25-45 percent over five days, according to an official notification from China’s Ministry of Water Resources being copied to the Mekong River Commi

MRC and China renew pact on water data provision and other cooperation initiatives

The People’s Republic of China has agreed to continue sharing hydrological data with the Mekong River Commission, which will contribute to better river monitoring and flood forecasting in the Mekong countries.

Mekong water levels reach low record

The Mekong water levels during this early flood season from June to July are among the lowest on record, falling below their historical long-term minimum levels. But the situation is expected to get better at the end of July.


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