MRC, USAID partner to enhance Mekong Basin management

The US Agency for International Development (USAID) has signed a grant agreement worth $5 million with the Mekong River Commission (MRC) to launch their new Mekong Basin Partnership. ...

Khmer Times Staff

MRC members see 61 projects along the Mekong River and its tributaries

Cambodia and Thailand have the fewest infrastructure projects on the Mekong or its tributaries among the four member countries of the Mekong River Commission (MRC). According to the commission, there are a total of 61 projects on the tributaries and the main body of one ...

Niem Chheng

Cambodia’s ambitious Funan Techo canal project sparks concerns near and far

Heang Nang Eng, 60, had a bad feeling when she first heard rumors about a canal project that would impact the Prek Ta Hing stream near where she lives. ...

Seoung Nimol and Ly Rosslan

Ministry: The Sulfuric Acid spills incident in Nam Khan River in Laos does not affect the quality of the river

The Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology, the authoritative body in such matters, announced that the experts of Laos have confirmed that there was no impact on the quality of the Nam Khan Rive and Mekong River caused by the overturning of chemical trucks. ...

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Water Resources minister calls for ‘Closer Monitoring and Stronger Action’ as Mekong water flows change

Water Resources and Meteorology Minister Thor Chetha has called for greater collective efforts to mitigate the impacts of flood and drought amid changing hydrological conditions on the Mekong River. ...

Khmer Times Staff

MRC advances fund for climate-hit residents

The Mekong River Commission (MRC) took an important step towards creating a fund to aid residents most affected by climate change, combined with water infrastructure development, at the 56th meeting of the MRC joint committee in the Laotian capital Vientiane, on September 27. ...

Ry Sochan

MRC releases 2022 report, identify ‘challenges’, outline achievements

The Mekong River Commission (MRC) has released its annual report for 2022, which identifies the major transboundary challenges facing the Mekong River Basin while calling for continued cooperation for solutions. “The report documents our multiple achievements over the past year, as well as key challenges ...

Ry Sochan

Infrastructure projects intact under new gov’t: Chanthol

Minister of Public Works and Transport Sun Chanthol has confirmed the continuation of significant infrastructure projects in Cambodia, expressing that the construction of the Funan-Techo canal and a 400km expressway will proceed. ...

Neang Sokunthea

Emergency plan in place as Mekong levels rise and fall

The Mekong River Commission (MRC) warned on August 9 that water levels in the Mekong from Stung Treng to Kratie are likely to drop significantly. The decrease is expected to be from 0.20m to 1m over the next five days. ...

Ry Sochan

MRC launches television channel on flood and drought risks

The Mekong River Commission (MRC) said Friday it had set up a television channel on Facebook and YouTube to improve public awareness of flood and drought risks in the Lower Mekong River Basin (LMB). ...

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MRC members seek to address Mekong challenges

The four Mekong River Commission (MRC) member countries – Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam – and their partners China and Myanmar intend to call for new solutions to the tremendous changes facing the Mekong River Basin. ...

Ry Sochan

New MRC report calls for collective action on plastics pollution

The Mekong River Commission is sounding the alarm on the growing challenge of macroplastics and microplastics, urging its four Member Countries to establish a joint, permanent mechanism to monitor and clean up pollutants that seep into the soil, air and fisheries – and can affect ...

Khmer Times Staff

16 Cambodia socio-economic development projects approved

Sixteen socio-economic development projects for Cambodia were approved at the 25th GMS Ministerial Conference (MC-25) held in Luang Prabang, Lao PDR, last week. ...

Adur Pradeep

MRC improves monitor plans, int’l integration of commission

The Mekong River Commission (MRC) council approved two initiatives to protect the Mekong River by strengthening regional cooperation. ...

Ry Sochan

Mixed findings in Mekong River hydropower report

Two hydropower projects along Southeast Asia’s most important river have had a measurable though moderate impact on water flows, sediment and fisheries, according to a press release on the preliminary findings of a report by the Mekong River Commission (MRC) released last week. ...

Ry Sochan

MRC unveils monitoring station in Laos’ north near Myanmar

The Mekong River Commission (MRC) on March 31 unveiled the first water-level monitoring station near the top of the Lower Mekong River Basin, in Long district of Laos’ Luang Namtha province. ...

Ry Sochan

Mekong under threat: MRC

The Mekong River Commission (MRC) called for urgent action to protect the river for the benefit of the millions of people throughout Southeast Asia who depend on it. The Mekong is severely impacted by water infrastructure projects and climate change, it said. ...

Ry Sochan

MRC issues urgent call to tackle falling water level

The Mekong River Commission (MRC) has called for its members to take urgent steps to protect Asia’s largest river, following a report that the water level is at its lowest. ...

Son Minea

Mekong River data sharing key to impact measurement

Minister of Water Resources and Meteorology Lim Kean Hor has requested that Mekong River water data be shared to accurately measure the impact of the river’s flow on the social and economic wellbeing of the region. ...

Ry Sochan

CSOs cheer coal, hydro ban

A group of 10 civil society organisations (CSOs) applauded Minister of Environment Say Samal’s affirmation of Cambodia’s commitment to refrain from developing any new coal-fired power plants and from building any new hydropower dams along the Mekong River. ...

Ry Sochan

MRC and LMC to study changing hydrology across Mekong Basin

The Mekong River Commission (MRC) and Dialogue Partners China and Myanmar have approved a joint study of changing hydrological conditions across the Mekong River Basin. ...

Khmer Times Staff

MRC seeks joint efforts to tackle floods, drought

The Mekong River Commission (MRC) announced yesterday that flood and drought problems remain one of the key challenges for the Lower Mekong region, causing more damage and fatalities than any other natural disaster. The repercussions of floods alone account for $70 million annually. ...

Sen David

Sustainable pathways needed for water-secure Asean region

The inaugural Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) and Mekong River Commission (MRC) Water Security Dialogue held last week has tabled three thematic solutions related to policy, technology, and partnership that can help countries in the Mekong and broader Asean address existential water security challenges ...

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Water security in the Mekong and ASEAN key to a safe and sustainable future

The inaugural ASEAN-MRC Water Security Dialogue held last week has tabled three thematic solutions related to policy, technology, and partnership that can help countries in the Mekong and broader ASEAN address existential water security challenges that confront the region. ...

Khmer Times Staff

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