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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.
Riparian CEO   18 January 2016 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

First riparian Chief Executive Officer assumes his office today

Vientiane, Lao PDR, 18 January 2016 – Pham Tuan Phan of Viet Nam today assumed the post of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at the Mekong River Commission (MRC) Secretariat.
DSC 0838 8 106 forPR small   13 January 2016 , Phnom Penh

MRC Council concludes a future direction for the organisation

Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 13 January 2016 – Ministerial delegates from the Mekong River Commission Council (the MRC Council) today approved a Strategic Plan 2016-2020 and set out a new direction and structure for the MRC Secretariat.
AFD grant to HYCOS   18 December 2015 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

France provides 1 million euro to support the expansion of a Mekong hydro-meteorological network and data application

Vientiane, Lao PDR, 18 December 2015—The French government today committed 1 million euro to the Mekong River Commission (MRC) to strengthen its Mekong hydro-meteorological network, a near-real time river monitoring system for flood and drought forecasting.

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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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