Luang Prabang, Lao PDR, 17th Jan 2013
Session 3: Adoption of Minutes
Nineteenth Meeting of the MRC Council
Mekong River Commission
17 January 2013, Luang Prabang, Lao PDR.
His Excellency Mr. Noulinh Sinbandhit
Minister of Natural Resources and Environment
Chairperson of the Lao National Mekong Committee
Member of the MRC Council for the Lao PDR
Chairperson of the MRC Council for 2012/2013
Excellency Mr. Sin Niny
Permanent Vice - Chairman of the Cambodia National Mekong Committee
Alternate Member of the MRC Council for Cambodia
Head of Delegation
Mr. Chaiporn Siripornpibul
Deputy Director General
Department of Water Resources
Alternate Member of the MRC Joint Committee for Thailand
On behalf of the Chairman of the MRC Joint Committee for 2012-2013
Head of Delegation
Head of Viet Nam Delegation
Distinguished delegates, ladies and gentlemen,
We are now at the end of the Nineteenth Meeting of the MRC Council and I would like to express my sincere thanks to all delegates for their hard work in contributing to this meeting.
It is with deep regret its witness that due to difficulties of member countries, we could not sign our 19th MRC Council Minute of the Meeting.
I also convey my thanks to both the Lao National Mekong Committee Secretariat and the MRC Secretariat for all their efforts in preparing for this meeting.
I am also glad to report the successful signing of a new funding agreement with the European Union in support of the Climate Change and Adaptation Initiative for 2011-2015.
On this note, I would like to ask you to join me for dinner tonight at Heuan Luang Prabang Restaurant.
Tomorrow, we will set off for the field trip to the Xayaburi Hydropower Project site. For those of you who must leave us before our field trip, I wish you a safe journey home.
With this, I declare the Nineteenth Meeting of the MRC Council closed.