Wednesday November 30, 2022

VN Express

The governing body of the Mekong River Commission, which has Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam as its members, has approved two major initiatives to better protect the river.

At the 29th Meeting of the Mekong River Commission Council held last week in the southern province of Ba Ria – Vung Tau, representatives of member nations approved a Multi-Year Work Plan (MWP) for 2023-2024 to assist every national agency working to implement the MRC’s Strategic Plan (SP) 2021-2025.

The SP covers crucial areas for the Mekong River Basin to maintain its ecological functions, including: enabling inclusive access and use of its water and related resources; enhancing optimal, sustainable development of its water and related resources; strengthening resilience against climate risks like floods and droughts; and strengthening cooperation among all MRC countries and stakeholders.

The MRC Council’s Chairperson for 2022, Vietnam’s Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Tran Hong Ha, said the MWP “will kick-start the second important phase of the Strategic Plan.”

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