Germany offers $2.2 million to cross-border water cooperation

The German government today provided an additional 2 million euro ($2.2 million) to the Mekong River Commission (MRC) to increase cross-border water dialogue, cooperation, and support efforts in monitoring trans boundary environmental impacts from Mekong mainstream dams.

The funding agreement was made in a signing ceremony between the MRC Secretariat’s Chief Executive Officer Dr. An Pich Hatda and German Ambassador to Lao PDR Jens Lutkenherm in Vientiane on Friday, according to a press release.

The statement noted that the funding aims to boost dialogue and cooperation on trans boundary water resource planning and management among the four lower Mekong countries – Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand, and Vietnam.

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