28 March 2017
, 27-28 Mar 2017 at Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
The Mekong River Commission Secretariat and the member countries are organizing the Council Study 8th Regional Technical Working Group (RTWG) Meeting on 27-28 Mar 2017 at Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. About 40 participants who coming from MRC secretariat including the MRC technical specialist, international and regional experts, senior technical officers from the member countries’ NMCs and line agencies, development partners participate in the Meeting.
23 February 2017
, Luang Prabang, Lao PDR, 23 February2017 (For immediate release)
On 22 and 23 February 2017, more than 180 representatives from different interest groups gathered at the Mekong River Commission (MRC) Regional Stakeholder Forum to discuss progress and provide views on two important works: the Study on the Sustainable Development and Management of the Mekong River including impacts by mainstream hydropower projects, or Council Study, and the proposed Pak Beng Hydropower Project. Lao Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Sommad Pholsena and Mekong River Commission CEO Pham Tuan Phan delivered keynote speeches at the Forum. Participants included MRC member country governments, development partners, NGOs, research institutes, media, and private developers of the proposed Pak Beng Project and the Xayaburi Hydropower Project.
22 February 2017
, Luang Prabang, Lao PDR
Regional Stakeholder Forum On Council Study and Pak Beng Hydropower Project
22-23 February 2017, Luang Prabang, Lao PDR
27 January 2017
to 23 February 2017
, 22-23 February 2017 at Luang Prabang
The Mekong River Commission (MRC) aims for the sustainable development of the Lower Mekong River Basin for the benefit of its people. Over the years, the MRC has convened basin-wide planning process, joint assessments and implementation of MRC Procedures. Two important activities under the Commission’s work are currently the Study on the Sustainable Development and Management of the Mekong River (or “the Council Study”) and the Prior Consultation process for the proposed Pak Beng Hydropower Project.
23 January 2017
, Vientiane, Lao PDR, 23 January 2017
Vientiane, Lao PDR, 23 January 2017 – The Government of the Netherlands has granted USD 2.17 million to the Mekong River Commission in support of its MRC Strategic Plan for 2016-2020 including the Flood Management and Mitigation Initial Studies.
16 January 2017
, Vientiane, Lao PDR, 16 January2017(For immediate release)
A high level delegation from the Mississippi River Commission led by its President, Maj. Gen. Michael C. Wehr, will visit the Mekong River Commission and its Member Countries of Lao PRD, Thailand and Viet Nam from 16 January to 22 January 2017. The Mississippi River Commission visited Cambodia in 2013.
13 January 2017
, Vientiane, Lao PDR, 13 January 2017 (For immediate release)
On 12 January 2017, representatives from Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand, and Vietnam gathered at Mekong River Commission (MRC) Secretariat (MRCS) in Vientiane to start the first meeting of the Joint Committee Working Group (JCWG) on the Procedures for Notification, Prior Consultation and Agreement (PNPCA) for the Pak Beng hydropower project.
24 November 2016
, Vientiane, Lao PDR
Vientiane, Lao PDR, 25 November 2016 – The Government of Sweden has granted SEK 49 million (equivalent to USD 5.3 million) to the Mekong River Commission to implement its strategic work on four key results areas.
23 November 2016
, Pakse, Lao PDR
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.
14 November 2016
, Vientiane, Lao PDR
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.
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