Vietnam Mekong River Commission holds second plenary in 2019

The Vietnam Mekong River Commission (VMRC) held its second plenary meeting in 2019 in the Central Highlands province of Dak Nong on December 3.

The meeting heard experts’ reports on water use strategies of Thailand and other regional countries, and the consultation process for the Luang Prabang hydropower project of Laos, and development of hydropower plants in the Mekong River’s mainstream.

Participants underlined the role of VMRC, especially in setting directions for addressing Mekong River-related issues. They pointed out negative impacts on socio-economic development in the Mekong River’s mainstream.

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