This report is a record of the proceedings of the 3rd Regional Stakeholder Forum on Basin Development Planning, took place in Vientiane, Lao PDR, from 29 – 30 July 2010. The Forum engage stakeholders at regional level for input into planning and decision-making on water and related resources development.
The report presents the proceedings of the the 2nd Regional Stakeholder Forum took place in Chiang Rai, Thailand, from 15 – 16 October 2009. The Forum aims to move the basin development planning process forward in the direction proposed by the 1st Regional Stakeholder Consultation held in Vientiane, Lao PDR.
This Communications Strategy seeks to promote the MRC as a world class river basin organisation that serves the peoples of its Member States in their need to sustainably develop the water resources of the Mekong River Basin.
The Report features the 2008 flood which caused millions worth of damage to property and crops, and destroyed livelihoods of the people in the Mekong region. It also highlights the MRC’s efforts in helping the Member Countries prepare for natural disasters.
The Report presents achievements of the first year implementation of the Basin Development 2006-2010 covering the MRC programmes: environment, navigation, agriculture and irrigation, fisheries and hydropower.