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MRC frontpage   28 August 2018 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Mekong River Commission Cutting Short the Last Mile between its Mekong Flood Forecasting and Public

The page can be accessed directly at http://www.mrcmekong.org/mekong-flood-forecasting or through the frontpage of the MRC website at www.mrcmekong.org. By clicking to zoom symbol next to the text Mekong Flood Forecasting, audience can get the full screen of flood forecast situation on mainstream of the Mekong river, indicating clearly where the alarming and flood alerts are. The flood situation can be also viewed in a format of Mekong map at http://ffw.mrcmekong.org/index.php. The update is conducted daily and is recorded to the websites during 10.30am to 11am with a forecasting bulletin  released at 11am.
Mekong Pak Beng00014   28 August 2018 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Stakeholders invited to voice concerns during MRC prior consultation process for Mekong hydropower development

Vientiane, Lao PDR, 28 August 2018 – The Mekong River Commission is organizing a regional stakeholder forum for the proposed Pak Lay hydropower project and key hydropower-related topics and calling for an open and inclusive participation from stakeholders from communities, non-governmental organizations, civil society organizations, academia, and the private sector.
main Hidropower leflat poster 2   27 August 2018 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Mekong River Commission’s key strategic documents to back Laos in updating hydropower strategy and plan

Vientiane, Lao PDR, 27 August 2018 – The Mekong River Commission Secretariat has outlined several key strategic and technical documents to back Lao PDR in updating its hydropower strategy and plan.
2 Bounphet Phommachanh Jettana Viengsaly MRC L Res   21 August 2018 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Mekong water levels to increase slightly with some stations reaching their alarm levels

Vientiane, Lao PDR, 21 August 2018 – The Mekong River’s water levels will slightly increase during the period 20 – 25 August, with an average rise of 0.40 meters in some stations along the mainstream. Many of them will reach their alarm level, a situation when a flood level is forecast within the next three days.
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.
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.

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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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