This report is a record of the proceedings of the Regional Stakeholder Forum on the Pak Beng Hydropower Project and Council Study hosted by the Lao Government and the MRC Secretariat on 22-23 February 2017 in Luang Prabang, Lao PDR.
2015 marks the 20th anniversary of the Mekong Agreement on Cooperation for the Sustainable Development of the Mekong River Basin. The report illustrates how the MRC has been helping its Member Countries co-manage and develop their shared water resources.
Moving towards optimal development of the Mekong River Basin
The report describes results from the discussions at the 4th Regional Stakeholder Forum organised as part of the preparation of the Basin Development Strategy (BDS), under the theme of “Moving towards Optimal Development of the Mekong River Basin”.
The Report presents achievements made under the MRC Strategic Plan 2011-2015, including in the areas of climate change, navigation, regional cooperation, organisational reform and the implementation of the MRC Procedures.
The Report discusses decentralisation of the MRC’s Core River Basin Management Functions, the development and implementation of the Basin Development Plan and achievements made under the MRC programmes.