Member countries of the Mekong River Commission request Laos to carry out thorough impact studies prior to dam construction.
Nearly 500 species of fish in the Mekong river basin are recorded by MRC.
Cambodia and other Mekong River Commission member countries will keep cooperating to achieve sustainable development.
The EU pledges to support the Mekong River Commission with about $10 million.
Ha Long city, Vietnam – The German government and the European Union have pledged to give about $10 million to support the Mekong River Commission.
The German government has committed about $4.6 million to the Mekong River Commission to increase dialogue.
Activists are urging Laos to halt the Pak Lay Hydropower project.
The MRC’s 5th Regional Stakeholder Forum will be a valuable opportunity to come together and influence the plans for the newly proposed Pak Lay hydropower project.
Twenty civil society organisations in Cambodia have called on the Mekong River Commission to delay a regional forum.
The Mekong River Commission have welcomed a decision by the Laos government to suspend approval of new dams.
The Japanese government pledges its continued support to improve irrigation facilities.
The Mekong Basin is home to about 70 million people, 80 percent of whom live in rural areas and their livelihood is much dependent on agriculture and natural resources.