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Japanese government to keep supporting MRC

The Japanese government has pledged its continued support for the Mekong River Commission’s ongoing efforts to improve irrigation facilities under a four-year $1.4 million project involving Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam. ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50510824/japanese-government-to-keep-supporting-mrc/

China’s sway clear at Mekong summit

China’s ever increasing influence over the Mekong River Basin was apparent on the first day of a Mekong River Commission (MRC) summit on Monday, where cooperation between the MRC and the Chinese-backed Lancang-Mekong Cooperation (LMC) mechanism was floated. ...

Alessandro Marazzi Sassoon
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/chinas-sway-clear-mekong-summit

China dams blamed for exacerbating SE Asia water shortage

As China opened one of its six dams on the upper Mekong River last month to help parched Southeast Asian countries down river cope with a record drought, it was hailed as benevolent water diplomacy. But to critics of hydroelectric dams built on the Mekong over ...

Tran Van Minh and Stephen Wright
http://www.chinapost.com.tw/china/national-news/2016/04/04/462555/China-dams.htm

Centre in China to aid Mekong management

The governments of China, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam have agreed to set up a centre in China where the six countries can work together to find solutions to water resource management problems, the Mekong River Commission said in a statement released yesterday.   ...

Igor Kossov
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/centre-china-aid-mekong-management

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