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upper-river-and-boat.jpg   15 October 2010 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Results of Strategic Environmental Assessment of Hydropower on the Mekong Mainstream Released

The Mekong River Commission (MRC) today released the draft final report of the Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) for hydropower development projects proposed on the mainstream Mekong River. In response to a high level of interest to construct up to twelve mainstream hydropower projects in Cambodia, Lao PDR and on the Lao-Thai border, the SEA weighs the proposed projects' opportunities against the risks.
fishing dam   22 September 2010 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

MRC receives first notification of mainstream Mekong project

 
mekong source liu Shaochuang   27 August 2010 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Increased cooperation with China and Myanmar

Representatives from the Mekong River Commission (MRC) Member Countries of Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Viet Nam are meeting with Chinese and Myanmar officials this week in Phnom Penh. They discuss opportunities for increased levels of cooperation in managing the upper and lower Mekong River Basins.
MRC 00000001   26 August 2010 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

MRC opens second office in Cambodia

The Mekong River Commission (MRC) has said that Phnom Penh will see significant benefits as its Secretariat officially opened a new office in Cambodia today after moving some of its divisions from Vientiane, Lao PDR.
mrcOSV   29 July 2010 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Options for Mekong water use debated at Vientiane forum

Plans for the future use of Mekong Basin water resources as a tool for promoting economic growth are under scrutiny as water experts, NGOs and private sector developers meet with Mekong government representatives for two days in Vientiane, Lao PDR.
mrc 07 July 2010 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Mekong River Commission Secretariat starts move to second office in Cambodia

The Mekong River Commission has begun the process of dividing its Secretariat office between two locations: Phnom Penh, Cambodia and Vientiane, Lao PDR following an agreement between the two countries last year to permanently co-host the organisation.
mrc 28 June 2010 , Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam

Mekong officials discuss environmental mitigation for mainstream dams

Environmental and hydropower experts will be meeting in Ho Chi Minh City over the next two days to discuss an assessment of the environmental and social impact of the 12 hydropower dams proposed for construction on the mainstream lower Mekong.
mrc 07 June 2010 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Mekong Commission visits China dams and will discuss future cooperation

A delegation of Lower Mekong government officials and the Mekong River Commission (MRC) Secretariat will visit dams in China this week for the first time and this will be followed by meetings in Beijing to discuss future cooperation between China and MRC. The visit comes after Beijing expressed its commitment to continue strengthening cooperation with MRC at the First MRC Summit meeting held in Hua Hin, Thailand in April.
mrc 31 May 2010 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

3S Basins take another step towards shared long term trans-boundary vision

If you don’t know where you are going you will probably end up somewhere else.
mrc 26 May 2010 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Community involvement key to countering flood risks, says the MRC

Communities who live in the Mekong River Basin will significantly benefit from the improvements in flood forecasting and guidance that have been developed by the Flood Management and Mitigation Programme says the Mekong River Commission (MRC).

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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

MRC, Morocco concretize cooperation, eying for a regional educational visitor center in Laos

The Mekong River Commission and the Moroccan government last week brought their cooperation in renewable energy and eco-tourism to a new level as they sought to strengthen the existing partnership.

Laos to undertake prior consultation for Luang Prabang hydropower project

The Lao Government will undertake the Mekong River Commission’s prior consultation process for the Luang Prabang hydropower project located between the proposed Pak Beng project on the upstream and the nearly completed downstream Xayaburi project. The run

Public hearing from Mississippi, an example to increase community participation in a systematic structure

The Public Hearing would make a good example for the MRC to consider for its public consultation and outreach activities to public from national to regional levels, especially for the update and implementation of basin-wide strategies and the Prior Notifi

Interactive report for the Council Study

The interactive report for the Council Study is the first interactive version for the MRC reports. It leads audience through main conclusions linking to detailed assessments in the technical Council Study reports ...


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