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DSC7251   10 November 2016 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Media Advisory: Invitation for media coverage of the 23rd Meeting of the MRC Council

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JEP9769   01 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   14 October 2016 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Luxembourg continues to support MRC’s strategic work

 
IMG 3132 edit   29 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   31 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 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

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Avenues to make MRC’s prior consultation process more meaningful should be explored, says a public regional forum

Opportunities to make the Mekong River Commission’s Prior Consultation process more meaningful should be explored, and the required data and information on the Lao PDR’s proposed Luang Prabang hydropower project should be supplied, according to a public r

Stakeholders suggest key priorities for next Mekong basin development strategy

Improving information management and sharing, moving towards coordinated operation of dams, increasing cooperation with Mekong related frameworks, creating more space for community engagement, and increasing efforts to protect environmental assets were so

Taking a closer look at the MRC’s prior consultation process, Khmer Times

About 200 people representing civil society, academics, the private sector, governments and development partners have gathered in Laos for the Mekong River Commission’s regional forum. Today, participants discussed the Lao-proposed Luang Prabang hydropowe

Mekong water related resources need urgent protection, better planning and management, says a new MRC report

The apparent permanent modification of mainstream flow regime, the substantial reduction in sediment flows due to sediment trapping, the continuing loss of wetlands, the deterioration of riverine habitats, the growing pressures on capture fisheries, and t

Prior Consultation process starting date for Luang Prabang project agreed

The Mekong River Commission’s Joint Committee Working Group (JCWG) for the Procedures for Notification, Prior Consultation and Agreement (PNPCA) has agreed on the official starting date of a six-month prior consultation process for the 1,460-megawatt Luan


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