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main banner   16th November 2017 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Mekong River Commission prepares for 3rd Summit and work plan 2018

*16 November 2017, Vientiane Capital, Lao PDR* – Yesterday, the Mekong River Commission (MRC) officials met to prepare for the 3rd Summit of prime ministers on 5 April 2018 in Siem Reap to be hosted by the Kingdom of Cambodia. A series of activities and deliverables are planned leading up to the Summit and included in the Annual Work Plan for the organization for next year.
Mekong Basin 15   14th November 2017 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Op’ed - Improving Navigation Channels While Protecting the Environment

China’s Mekong development plan have stirred debate as potentially becoming an environmental and social peril for downstream Mekong countries. China’s navigation channel improvement plan has recently attracted attention from environmentalists, activists, to the media alike. More so since mid of this year, when news[http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-silkroad-mekong/chinas-silk-road-push-in-thailand-may-founder-on-mekong-river-row-idUSKBN17Y2N9] reported waterway clearance by China was progressing into Thailand. The Bangkok post in several of its articles reported China’s rock-blasting plan would damage the Mekong 1, and most recently claimed ‘the environment will never be the same’.2
MRC Songkla late 3   6th November 2017 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Sister Lakes to Document Learning Processes for Policy Recommendations

*Bangkok, Thailand, on 6 November 2017* – In order to amplify what the sister lakes of Cambodia’s Tonle Sap and Thailand’s Songkhla have learnt on community-based lake governance, the two sides agreed today on how and what to document in two upcoming papers they are preparing for policy development and implementation of better governance of the lakes.

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mrc 15th November 2017 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

The Regional Stakeholder Forum on the Council Study, updated PDG and Sustainable Hydropower Development Strategy

*The Study on Sustainable Development and Management of the Mekong River, including the Impacts of Mainstream Hydropower Projects *
mrc 6th November 2017 to 30th November 2017

Weekly Upcoming Events, 6 to 30 November 2017

*UPCOMING EVENTS* 
mrc 23rd October 2017 to 27th October 2017

Weekly Upcoming Events, 23 to 27 October 2017

*UPCOMING EVENTS* 

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JEP9869 edit   17th January 2017 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Pak Beng hydropower project

The Pak Beng hydropower project is proposed on the Mekong mainstream in the northern territory of Lao PDR. The run-of-river project with capacity of 912 MW and the average annual generation of 4,775 GWh is expected to produce power for domestic supply and export. The dam is located between the Jinghong hydropower project in China and the Xayaburi hydropower project in Laos.
BDP-consultation2014.jpg   20th November 2014 to 22nd November 2014 , Siem Reap, Cambodia

4th Regional Forum on the Basin Development Strategy

*Moving towards optimal development of the Mekong River Basin*
mrc 20th November 2014 to 22nd November 2014 , Siem Reap, Cambodia

4th BDP Regional Forum on the Basin Development Strategy - Powerpoint Presentations