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95 signing agreement v2   02 April 2019 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

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

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Morocco invites CEO for visit and will support MRC with irrigation training and renewable energy assessment

Vientiane, Lao PDR, 1 April 2019 - H.E. Mr. Abdelilah EL HOUSNI, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Morocco to Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar paid a courtesy call on Dr. An Pich Hatda, Chief Executive Officer of the Mekong River Commission Secretariat, delivering an Invitation Letter from his Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation to the CEO for a working visit to Morocco. In addition, Morocco also will cooperate with MRC on irrigation training and assessing renewable energy.
IMG 8281 Edit v2   18 March 2019 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Mekong River Commission to advance its data and information systems

Vientiane, Lao PDR, 18 March 2019 – The Mekong River Commission (MRC) Secretariat is reinvigorating its data, modeling and information systems to provide enhanced and timely information to the public and MRC member countries of Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Viet Nam, according to the Secretariat's top management.  
Key priorities agreed for Cambodia Lao PDR joint transboundary project   06 March 2019 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Key priorities agreed for Cambodia-Lao PDR joint transboundary project

Vientiane, Lao PDR, 6 March 2019 – Officials from National Mekong Committees and line agencies of Cambodia and Lao PDR last week agreed on joint actions of key priorities for a joint project on cross-border water resource development and management between Cambodia (Stung Treng) and Lao PDR (Champasak).
Cover v6   22 February 2019 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

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

Vientiane, Lao PDR, 22 February 2019 – 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 project were among the key topics that the Mekong River Commission (MRC) Joint Committee Working Group (JCWG) for the Procedures for Notification, Prior Consultation and Agreement (PNPCA) deliberated today in Vientiane during its third and last meeting.
CEO Hatda MRC   18 January 2019 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Second riparian Chief Executive Officer assumes office today

Vientiane, Lao PDR, 18 January 2019 – An Pich Hatda of Cambodia took the helm of the Mekong River Commission (MRC) Secretariat today, assuming the post of Chief Executive Officer.
MRC Stakeholders continue debating Pak Lay project Cover   17 January 2019 , Luang Prabang, Lao PDR

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

Luang Prabang, Lao PDR, 17 January 2019 – More than 120 participants from various stakeholder groups gathered today in Luang Prabang to further debate the proposed Pak Lay hydropower project as the Mekong River Commission (MRC) convened the 2nd regional stakeholder session on the project, as part of its 6th Regional Stakeholder Forum. At the forum, they collectively made recommendations to make the project a more sustainable and environmentally friendly one.
Cover v4   28 November 2018

Germany, EU renew support to strengthen Mekong transboundary water cooperation

Ha Long City, Viet Nam, 28 November 2018 — The Mekong River Commission (MRC) and the government of Germany and the European Union today signed agreements worth EUR 8.92 million (approx. $10 million) to enhance Mekong cross-border water cooperation, at the sidelines of the 25th Meeting of the MRC Council.
Cover v5   28 November 2018

MRC Council reaches conclusions on key managerial and policy matters

Ha Long City, Viet Nam, 28 November 2018 — Ministerial delegates from the Mekong River Commission (MRC) Council today reaffirmed the organization’s reform commitment and regional relevance as it agreed on key issues, including the endorsement of the selected candidate for the MRC Secretariat’s second riparian Chief Executive Officer and the annual work plan for 2019, including priority works.

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Starting date for Sanakham dam picked, giving prior consultation more flexibility

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

Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam requested Laos to conduct rigorous transboundary impact assessments and enhance proposed measures to mitigate potential adverse impacts

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New strategy to address Mekong wide challenges near finishing line

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Sanakham project prior consultation to start after Luang Prabang consultation ends in June

The scheduled conclusion of the prior consultation process of the 1,460-megawatt Luang Prabang hydropower project the Lao government has proposed to build on the Mekong mainstream in the northern province of Luang Prabang has now moved to 30 June 2020, ac


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