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mrc 15 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   11 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 10 August 2016 to 10 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 will consolidate its operations into one central office in Vientiane, Lao PDR
44th JC meeting sm   28 July 2016 , Phnom Penh, Cambodia

New funding and prioritised work areas boost MRC’s role in regional development

Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 28 July 2016 – The effects of climate change and basin development, the prolonged drought caused by El Niño, and increased cooperation with upstream countries were among the main topics discussed at the 44th Meeting of the Mekong River Commission’s Joint Committee, held in Phnom Penh, Cambodia from 27-28 July.
CEO Pham received by Minister   07 June 2016 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Lao PDR supports the MRC’s intention to re-engage with ASEAN

Vientiane, Lao PDR, 7 June 2016 – A Lao Minister in charge of the ASEAN matters has promised to support the Mekong River Commission’s intention to strengthen the cooperation between the two regional organisations, says the MRC Secretariat’s CEO Pham Tuan Phan.
Sp and BDS 2016 2020 sm   05 April 2016 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Basin Development Strategy and MRC Strategic Plan 2016-2020 set the stage for new sustainable development

Vientiane, Lao PDR, 5 April 2016 – As the Mekong River Commission commemorates the signing of the 1995 Mekong Agreement on this day 21 years ago, the MRC today launched the publications of a critical basin-wide strategy and a strategic plan for the sustainable development of the Mekong River Basin and the furtherance of MRC’s mission.
IMG 3702 2   04 April 2016 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

MRC to Review Viet Nam’s Mekong Delta Study on Hydropower Development

Vientiane, Lao PDR, 4 April 2016 — The Mekong River Commission will review the results of a comprehensive study by Viet Nam on the impact of hydropower development on the Mekong Delta with a view to link it with the MRC’s flagship study on the sustainable development in the region, said the MRC Secretariat CEO Pham Tuan Phan.
lancang mekong summit from News.cn1   31 March 2016 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Lancang – Mekong Cooperation: MRC welcomes the New Initiative for Regional Cooperation by six countries in the Mekong River Basin

Vientiane, Lao PDR, 31 March 2016 –The Mekong River Commission (MRC) has welcomed the First Lancang-Mekong Cooperation (LMC) Leaders’ Meeting as an important new initiative for regional cooperation. Leaders of China, Myanmar, Lao PDR, Thailand, Cambodia and Viet Nam – the MRC’s four member countries and its official dialogue partners – met last week in Sanya, a city of China’s Hainan Island, for the first time to discuss regional cooperation for sustainable development of the basin along the Mekong River, which is called in China the Lancang River.
43thJCMetting   17 March 2016 , Can Tho, Viet Nam

MRC reform moves forwards as Joint Committee decides immediate steps

Can Tho, Viet Nam, 17 March 2016 – The ongoing organisational reform of the Mekong River Commission (MRC) has further moved forwards as the MRC’s higher body has decided immediate steps to implement the reform agenda during its bi-annual meeting in Can Tho, Viet Nam.

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

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