• Wed, 12 Sep 2018 16:50
    NGOs to boycott MRC meet
    The floodwaters of the Mekong River have begun to recede across the country, but concerns remain over damage caused in Stung Treng and Kratie provinces.
    Breaking News
  • Sat, 18 Aug 2018 01:00
    SPECIAL REPORT: Don’t make dam business solely about profits, say advocates
    Last month’s dam collapse at the Xe-Pian Xe-Namnoy hydropower project in Laos’ Attapeu province has so far claimed 35 lives, with 99 missing and thousands displaced.
    national
  • Fri, 10 Aug 2018 19:20
    Mekong Commission starts Laos new-dam consult same week as govt announces freeze
    The Mekong River Commission (MRC) has kicked off a consultation process on Laos’s latest proposed hydropower project on the mainstream of the river even though the government in Vientiane last week announced a review of dams after the recent disaster.
    Breaking News
  • Sat, 16 Jun 2018 01:00
    Laos proposes new Mekong power project
    LAOS will undertake a prior consultation with Mekong River Commission (MRC) members over a new Mekong hydropower project, the MRC Secretariat has announced.
    ASEAN+
  • Wed, 16 May 2018 01:00
    Mekong commission backs Laos’ green initiative
    THE MEKONG River Commission (MRC) has expressed strong support for Laos over its green growth strategy, adding that the inter-governmental organisation is ready to share its resources to ensure this initiative is sustainable.
    ASEAN+
  • Fri, 06 Apr 2018 01:00
    Pact calls for talks before major Mekong projects
    LEADERS OF the lower Mekong basin countries – Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam – agreed yesterday to continue implementing rules and procedures for water use under the Mekong River Commission (MRC) in order to regulate controversial projects on Southeast Asia’s longest river.
    ASEAN+
  • Tue, 03 Apr 2018 01:00
    Mekong River conference hears of determination to work with LMC
    Sustainability key as two bodies discuss future management of vital waterway.
    national
  • Wed, 03 Jan 2018 01:00
    Multiple Mekong forums risk igniting rivalry
    LEADERS FROM six riparian states along the Mekong River will be busy this year as meetings on many cooperation schemes in the region are scheduled in a situaton that observers have said is overlapping. 
    ASEAN+
  • Sat, 23 Dec 2017 01:00
    China offers assurances on Mekong's use
    China has pledged its cooperation on water-resource management and protection of the environment of the Mekong River, but is unlikely to become a full member of the Mekong River Commission (MRC), Chinese officials said this week.
    ASEAN+
  • Fri, 05 May 2017 01:00
    Mekong River Commission is striking balance between development and protection 
    A major infrastructure project on the Mekong mainstream, the Pak Beng Hydropower Dam in Oudomxay Province, Laos, is currently undergoing a prior consultation process at the Mekong River Commission (MRC).
    opinion
  • Fri, 24 Feb 2017 09:20
    MRC completes first round of consultation on Pak Beng hydropower dam
    The Mekong River Commission (MRC) finished its first round of prior consultation process yesterday on the construction of the Pak Beng hydropower dam in the mainstream of the river.
    ASEAN+
  • Thu, 23 Feb 2017 19:44
    Mekong regulation body urged to ensure meaningful river reform
    Progress and updates on Pak Beng hydropower project provided.
    Breaking News
  • Sun, 29 Jan 2017 01:00
    Netherlands grants $2.17m to MRC 
    The government of the Netherlands has granted US$2.17 million (Bt76.4 million) to the Mekong River Commission in support of its MRC Strategic Plan for 2016-2020 including the Flood Management and Mitigation Initial Studies. 
    Economy
  • Tue, 24 Jan 2017 01:00
    Mekong diplomacy: a bridge that has failed
    The Mekong River Commission (MRC) bears an enormous weight on its shoulders, overseeing both the development and the protection of a channel on whom millions of people depend. But the commission has proved powerless in the latter mission, failing to protect or involve communities in hydropower projects that threaten their livelihoods. 
    national
  • Fri, 20 Jan 2017 01:00
    The wrong kind of MEKONG BOOM
    Countries through which the Mekong River flows have long held an ambition to turn the 4,000-kilometre channel into a “fast track” for trade.
    national
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