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IMG 2151 web1   24 November 2016 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Government of Sweden provides USD 5.3 million to MRC for more sustainable development of the Mekong basin

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.
council members   23 November 2016 , Pakse, Lao PDR

The 23rd MRC Council Meeting approves one Secretariat Office relocation plan

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.
JEP8951   14 November 2016 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

China’s emergency water supply increased Mekong’s water level, says an MRC-China joint study

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.
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.

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Laos urged to better assess impacts, provide effective mitigation measures, as Luang Prabang dam moves forwards

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Laos to undertake prior consultation for Sanakham hydropower project

Lao PDR will undertake the Mekong River Commission’s (MRC) prior consultation process for its Sanakham hydropower project, the sixth proposed project on the Mekong mainstream. The run-of-river dam will operate continuously year-round and produce 684 megaw


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