Invitation to 25th Meeting of the MRC Council


WHAT: Twenty-fifth Meeting of the Mekong River Commission Council

WHEN: Wednesday, 28 November 2018 @13.30 – 18:30

WHERE: FLC Convention Center, Ha Long City, Quang Ninh Province, Viet Nam

WHO: Water and environment ministers of Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Viet Nam, Development Partners of the MRC, CEO of the MRC Secretariat and staff. 


Every year, water and environment ministers of Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Viet Nam who are members of the MRC Council convene to review and come to mutual conclusion on the management and development of water and related resources of the lower Mekong basin within the framework of the 1995 Mekong Agreement.

At the upcoming 25th Meeting, to be held on 28 November 2018 from 13:30, the MRC Council will discuss management and financial matters, including recruitment of the MRC Secretariat’s 2nd riparian CEO, progress on operational and mid-term reviews, progress on the prior consultation process for Pak Lay hydropower project, information on hydrological conditions of the basin, and annual work plan for 2019.

At the sidelines of the Meeting, there will also be grant signing ceremonies between the MRC and the EU, and the MRC and German technical development organization, GIZ, with a total budget of about EUR 9 million.

Members of the media interested in attending the Meeting are requested to confirm their attendance on or before 27 November 2018.