Vision & Mission

Since its establishment in 1995, the Mekong River Commission (MRC) has strived to develop programmes and strategies that best serve its mission to provide effective support for sustainable management and development of water and related resources. Over the years, with a vision to bring about an economically prosperous, socially just and environmentally sound Mekong River Basin, we have placed regional cooperation and basin-wide planning at the heart of our operation.

Moving towards a new era in regional cooperation, in early 2016 the MRC Council endorsed an updated IWRM-based Mekong Basin Development Strategy 2016-2020 (BDS), and the Strategic Plan 2016-2020 that reflect the new direction of the organisation. 

The strategy provides regional and transboundary perspectives for basin development planning, representing over two decades of collaboration between Member Countries on their shared understanding of the river’s opportunities and risks associated with development. Meanwhile the Strategic Plan breaks down the main areas of work and their expected results, taking into account emerging needs and challenges, and the ongoing organisational reform.

 

Visions and Mission

VISION for the Mekong River Basin

An economically prosperous, socially just and environmentally sound Mekong River Basin

VISION for the Mekong River Commission

A world class, financially secure, International River Basin Organisation serving the Mekong countries to achieve the basin Vision

MISSION of the Mekong River Commission

To promote and coordinate sustainable management and development of water and related resources for the countries' mutual benefit and the people's well-being

Latest News

Mekong countries urged to address low water flows: Mekong River Commission

The six Mekong countries are being urged to address regional low water flows as the Lower Mekong River Basin (LMB) endures record lows for the second consecutive year, according to a Mekong River Commission report.

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

A Joint Committee Working Group (JCWG) of the Mekong River Commission yesterday agreed on a starting date of a six-month prior consultation process for the Sanakham dam that Lao PDR had proposed to build on the Mekong mainstream. Picking July 30 as the ki

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