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Media Release Mekong leaders reaffirm the Mekong River Commissions primary and unique role in sustainable development of the Mekong River Basin   05 April 2018 , Siem Reap, Cambodia

Media Release - Mekong leaders reaffirm the Mekong River Commission’s primary and unique role in sustainable development of the Mekong River Basin

Siem Reap, Cambodia, 5 April 2018 — As the 3rd Mekong River Commission (MRC) Summit came to a close today, the Siem Reap Declaration was adopted by the MRC member countries, represented by Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen; the Prime Minister of the Lao People's Democratic Republic H.E. Dr. Thongloun Sisoulith; the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Thailand H.E. General Prayut Chan-o-cha; and the Prime Minister of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam H.E. Mr. Nguyen Xuan Phuc.
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China notified about discharge of Jinghong Reservoir 5 days in advance

4 April 2018, Vientiane, Lao PDR – Today, MRC received a Notification of hydrological information on Lancang River from China – its dialogue partner – about its planned water discharge from the Jinghong Reservoir to the lower Mekong River from 9 to 17 April 2018, aimed to ensure power grid security. It is also to support the traditional activities Dai ethnic minority in China on the Lancang River during their water Splashing Festival.
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Media Release - International conference recommends priorities for the lower Mekong countries to achieve sustainable development agenda

Siem Reap, Cambodia, 3 April 2018 — A two-day international conference convened by the Mekong River Commission (MRC) comes to a close today. In one of the largest gatherings ever convened by the MRC, the meeting welcomed about 400 stakeholders from Mekong country governments, non-governmental organisations, academia, the private sector, and other river basin organisations. They collectively made many recommendations for enhancing joint efforts and partnerships to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the region.
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3rd MRC Summit sets out to strengthen joint efforts and partnerships for sustainable development in the Mekong River Basin

Vientiane, Lao PDR, 29 March 2018 — Next week, the Mekong River Commission (MRC) will convene the 3rd MRC Summit in Siem Reap, Cambodia. This capstone event will bring together the four Prime Ministers of Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand, and Viet Nam, and high-level representatives from China and Myanmar, the MRC’s dialogue partners.
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Five riparians win MRC writing competition: What does the Mekong mean to you?

Vientiane, Lao PDR, 28 March 2018 – Today, five Mekong riparians were named as winners of a Mekong River Commission (MRC) writing competition, which had posed the question: What does the Mekong River mean to you?
Lively discussion on the findings and results of the Council Study in Vietnam 1   20 March 2018 , Vietnam

Lively discussion on the findings and results of the Council Study in Vietnam

On 13 March 2018, a briefing on results of the Study on Sustainable Management and Development of the Mekong River Including the Impact of the Hydropower Development Projects - known as the ‘Council Study’ ,was organised in Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam by Vietnam’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) through Vietnam National Mekong Committee (VNMC) and Mekong River Commission Secretariat (MRCS). Deputy Minister Tran Quy Kien participated and chaired the meeting together with Director General of the VNMC Le Duc Trung and MRC CEO Pham Tuan Phan.
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Findings from the Council Study reported to high level officials from Cambodia

Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 5 March 2018 – A team of specialists from the Mekong River Commission Secretariat reported key findings from the MRC’s flagship study to more than 60 representatives from Cambodia National Mekong Committee and its line ministries and agencies at a national high-level briefing and dissemination meeting held in Phnom Penh late last week.
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Media Release: MRC Launches Writing Competition for Mekong Citizens ahead of Summit – What Does the Mekong Mean to You?

Vientiane, Lao PDR, 15 February 2018 – The Mekong River Commission (MRC) today launched a regional writing competition in which citizens and residents of all ages from Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Viet Nam can enter and stand a chance to win different prizes.
Cambodia Thailand to Finalize Lessons and Policy Papers for Better Lake Management   13 February 2018 , Siem Reap, Cambodia

Cambodia, Thailand to Finalize Lessons and Policy Papers for Better Lake Management

Siem Reap, Cambodia, 13 February 2018 – In an effort to help Cambodia’s Tonle Sap Lake and Thailand’s Songkhla Lake better manage their resources, a bilateral team from the two countries are finalizing two major reports documenting learning experiences and policy recommendations for addressing major threats facing both lakes.
Regional Stakeholder Forum on the Council Study and the Pak Beng HD Project   12 February 2018 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Reporting Findings and Results from the Council Study to Member Countries

The Study on the Sustainable Development and Management of the Mekong River, including impacts by mainstream hydropower projects – known as the ‘Council Study’ was conducted by the Mekong River Commission (MRC) from 2012 to 2017. Following a number of technical consultations at the regional and national levels, as well as stakeholder feedback at open forums, the final report is being refined for publishing in mid-February 2018.

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

The outflow of water at the Jinghong hydropower station in China will gradually decrease by almost half over a seven-day period in April, according to an official notification from China’s Ministry of Water Resources being copied to the Mekong River Commi

MRC awards green campaign winners to celebrate Mekong Day, raise awareness of plastic pollution

The Mekong River Commission (MRC) today awarded winners of its green campaign to celebrate the Mekong Day anniversary and raise awareness of the danger of plastic waste in the Mekong River basin.

Statement on Prior Consultation process for Pak Lay agreed, Joint Action Plans for Pak Beng and Pak Lay approved

Vientiane, Lao PDR, 4 April 2019 — The Mekong River Commission (MRC) member countries Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Viet Nam today agreed on a Statement on the prior consultation process for the proposed Pak Lay hydropower project.

Op-ed: MRC reinforces knowledge hub and water diplomacy role for resilient Mekong futures

Today, we who live in the Mekong River basin face unprecedented risks and challenges. More extreme weather—floods, storms and droughts—are already changing the river basin we once knew.

Invitation to Mekong Day “Let’s Act Green for a Greener Mekong”

The anniversary of the Mekong Agreement, which was signed on 5 April 1995, is commemorated every year with the celebration of the Mekong Day. This year, the occasion will be celebrated by exhibiting green actions of a recent green campaign “Let’s Act Gree


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