Monday April 4, 2022

Khmer Times

The Mekong River Commission (MRC) on Friday unveiled the first water-level monitoring station to be positioned atop the Lower Mekong River Basin as part of a broader MRC plan to reduce vulnerability for millions of Southeast Asians whose lives and livelihoods downstream face the risk of flooding.

Anoulak Kittikhoun, MRC Secretariat CEO, said the new station will record the flow of water from the upper reaches of the Mekong River in China, which is about 130 kilometers from the station.

He added that it was a strategic monitoring station which can provide immediate information on water discharge, rainfall and closure of gates.

They can now provide better information to member countries and local communities about dam operations, he said.

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