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Mekong River Commission reaches out to China to avert dam damage

China’s participation key to minimising losses from Mekong dams, says head of Mekong River Commission Pham Tuan Phan Keep reading ...

Stakeholders discuss Oudomxay’s proposed Pakbaeng dam

Stakeholder groups met in Vientiane last week to learn about progress and responses on concerns raised at the 1st Regional Stakeholder Forum held in February in Luang Prabang to discuss the proposed dam in Oudomxay province. Meeting at the Mekong River Commission’s 2nd Regional Stakeholder ...

Joint panel discusses prior consultation process for Pakbaeng dam

Delegates from Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam met on April 4 at the second meeting of the Joint Committee Working Group on the procedures for notification, prior consultation and agreement for the Pakbeng hydropower project. The Pakbaeng hydropower project is one of the five Mekong mainstream ...

Striking a balance between conservation and development at the heart of Mekong struggle

Depending on who you speak to, there are naturally differing perspectives in regard to the future of the Mekong River, as most people living along the river look for a sustainable future through conservation of the existing ecosystem, while governments seek balanced resource usage and benefit-sharing ...

As Budget Drops, Commission Prepares for New Laos Dam

The Mekong River Commission is still reeling from the blowback over its handling of the consultation process around the Don Sahong and Xayaburi dams in Laos, both of which are expected to have severe environmental consequences on those living downstream. Now, with its budget slashed—its funding ...

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