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Fish Trap Chong Feun00016   20 August 2018 , Hat Yai, Thailand

Tonle Sap and Songkhla Lakes Pledge Continued Friendship and Joint Learning for Post-Project

Hat Yai, Thailand, 17 August 2018 – Officials and community members of Thailand’s Songkhla Lake basin and Cambodia’s Tonle Sap Lake pledged today to continue their friendship and joint learning in the future even after their bilateral outreach project on lake resources management ends this year.
Xayaburi Hydroelectric Power Project Xayaburi00002   15 August 2018 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

MRC ready to support review and update of Lao hydropower strategy and plan

Vientiane, Lao PDR, 15 August 2018 – The Mekong River Commission (MRC) has welcomed the highly applauded and progressive decision of the Prime Minister of Lao PDR, following an extra-ordinary meeting of his cabinet on 6 August 2018, that the country will review all existing and under-construction dams and suspend the consideration of all new hydropower investments considering the Xepian Xenamnoy dam break.
Fish in Lao PDR   14 August 2018 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

FAO recognizes MRC fisheries valuation research

Vientiane, Lao PDR, 14 August 2018 – The Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has acknowledged work by the Mekong River Commission (MRC) to estimate the economic value of inland fisheries in the lower Mekong basin.
Xayaburi Hydroelectric Power Project Xayaburi00065   14 August 2018 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Water flow in Jinghong to decrease, but without significant impact downstream

Vientiane, Lao PDR, 14 August 2018 — The outflow of water at the Jinghong hydropower station in China will gradually decrease by about two-fifths over a two-day period during this weekend, according to an official notification from China’s Ministry of Water Resources being copied to the Mekong River Commission Secretariat today.
10 August 2018 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Starting date for Pak Lay hydropower project Prior Consultation process agreed

Vientiane, Lao PDR, 10 August 2018 – The Joint Committee Working Group (JCWG) for the Procedures for Notification, Prior Consultation and Agreement (PNPCA) of the Mekong River Commission has agreed on the starting date of a six-month prior consultation process for the proposed 770-MW Pak Lay hydropower project on the Mekong mainstream in Lao PDR.
Extent of Flooding and Water Level Rise from Dam Break in Southern Laos   27 July 2018 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Extent of Flooding and Water Level Rise from Dam Break in Southern Laos

Initial and preliminary analysis for the extent of the water level rise in Stung Treng due to the dam break shows about 20 cm compared to normal condition.
MRC procedures just cover 01   27 July 2018 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

New Booklet Explains MRC’s Rule-based Mekong Water Cooperation

Vientiane, Lao PDR, 27 July 2018 – A new booklet “An Introduction to MRC Procedural Rules for Mekong Water Cooperation” has been published online to help understand how the regional intergovernmental organization promotes rule-based water cooperation among its member countries of Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Viet Nam.
Mekong river   25 July 2018 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Rapid increase in water levels caused by extremely high rainfall from tropical storm Son-Tinh

Vientiane, Lao PDR, 25 July 2018 – The Mekong River’s water levels have increased rapidly during the period of July 15 – 24, with a rise of over four meters in some stations along the mainstream. But they are not at the alarm level yet.
OnlineFlood Edit   25 July 2018 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

MRC monitors the flooding situation in Southern Laos closely

Vientiane, Lao PDR, 25 July 2018 – The Mekong River Commission is monitoring closely the situation unfolding since 24 July on the flooding in Attapeu Province in southern Lao PDR due to the incident with the Xe-Pian Xe-Namnoy Hydropower Project.
Winners pose for photo with senior management members of MRCS   24 July 2018 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

MRC awards writing competition winners to celebrate Mekong’s shared value, promote inclusive planning and management

Vientiane, Lao PDR, 24 July 2018 – The Mekong River Commission today awarded winners of its writing competition to celebrate the shared value and resources of the Mekong River and raise awareness of the importance of coordinated planning and management of this river basin.  

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Key recommendations and suggestions to manage risks for Pak Lay project discussed

A summary of recommendations and suggestions of proposed impact mitigation and risk management measures and a final draft technical review report (TRR) of the Lao PDR’s proposed Pak Lay hydropower

Second riparian Chief Executive Officer assumes office today

An Pich Hatda of Cambodia took the helm of the Mekong River Commission (MRC) Secretariat today, assuming the post of Chief Executive Officer.

Stakeholders continue debating Pak Lay project, offers a set of recommendations to improve it

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MRC Council reaches conclusions on key managerial and policy matters

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