Grant agreement signed for MRC’s Strategic Plan 2016 - 2020

11/08/2016 18:14
Email Print 1630
KPL (KPL) Mr Tim Enderlin, Regional Director for the Mekong Region of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), and Dr Pham Tuan Phan, CEO of the Mekong River Commission (MRC) Secretariat, signed an agreement for Switzerland’s contribution of US$7.4 million to the implementation of MRC’s new Strategic Plan 2016 – 2020. Representatives of the Lao National Mekong Commission Secretariat and of MRC’s Development Partners were also present at the signing ceremony at MRC’s Office in Vientiane.

(KPL) Mr Tim Enderlin, Regional Director for the Mekong Region of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), and Dr Pham Tuan Phan, CEO of the Mekong River Commission (MRC) Secretariat, signed an agreement for Switzerland’s contribution of US$7.4 million to the implementation of MRC’s new Strategic Plan 2016 – 2020. Representatives of the Lao National Mekong Commission Secretariat and of MRC’s Development Partners were also present at the signing ceremony at MRC’s Office in Vientiane.

Switzerland has supported the MRC since the signing of the 1995 Mekong Agreement.

The Lower Mekong Basin provides water, fish, and soil nutrients for over 60 million people in Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam.

Its fresh-water fisheries are the biggest in the world and provide between 50 and 80% of all animal protein consumed by its people.

There are major developments currently threatening the sustainable use of the basin’s water resources, such as industrial agriculture, logging and mining that are all having an impact on the quantity, quality and pulse of the Mekong’s water flow.

Trans-boundary water governance is one of the major development challenges in the Mekong region.   

The Swiss government believes in the value and potential of the MRC as a platform for regional cooperation and consensus-building. 

It also believes that the MRC’s ongoing strategic and institutional reform processes will strengthen its profile as the regional platform for water diplomacy and result in the MRC becoming a more efficient and effective organization.

KPL

ຂ່າວອື່ນໆ

    • Laos to have a satellite data management and service centreGeneral

      Laos to have a satellite data management and service centre

      6/24/2024 3:28:53 PM

      (KPL) The Ministry of Technology and Communications has signed an agreement with the Satellite Technology Co., Ltd to establish a national satellite data service and management centre.

    • 10th International Day of Yoga celebrates in VientianeGeneral

      10th International Day of Yoga celebrates in Vientiane

      6/22/2024 6:52:06 PM

      (KPL) The 10th International Day of Yoga (IDY) celebrated in Vientiane on Saturday, 22 June 2024 by Embassy of India in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and Sports, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Lao-India Friendship Association with support from its partners Art of Living Laos.

    • Laos, China promote cultural exchange General

      Laos, China promote cultural exchange

      6/21/2024 9:05:40 PM

      (KPL) Lao and Chinese officials and journalists attended a cultural exchange event held in Mengla County, Xishuangbanna Dai Autonomous Prefecture, Yunnan Province, China to promote cultural exchange between five northern provinces of Laos and Yunnan Province of China on Jun 20.

    • Green City Action Plan identifies Investment Scopes for a Low-Carbon VientianeGeneral

      Green City Action Plan identifies Investment Scopes for a Low-Carbon Vientiane

      6/21/2024 8:52:45 PM

      (KPL) To address the Lao PDR’s growing infrastructure needs amid rapid urbanization, IFC has been supporting the government to develop an action plan for Vientiane to transform it into a low-carbon, climate-resilient city while helping tackle the country’s climate challenges.

    • Parties debate solutions to labour shortageGeneral

      Parties debate solutions to labour shortage

      6/21/2024 3:06:18 PM

      (KPL) The Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare on Jun 20 organized a meeting to discuss solutions to labor shortage and improvement of workers’ welfare.


Top