MRC Releases Video on Cross Border Water Cooperation among Mekong Members

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(KPL) The Mekong River Commission (MRC) has released a new video to raise public awareness on the potential for improved water cooperation among the lower Mekong countries – Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Viet Nam through the MRC’s Mekong Integrated Water Resources Management Project (M-IWRMP).

Titled Mekong Transboundary Dialogue, the 7-minute film gives an overview of five bilateral projects focusing on fisheries, wetland, delta, lake and river basin management to address transboundary water issues in the Lower Mekong Basin (LMB).

The projects have been implemented by the four MRC’s member countries as part of the M-IWRMP since 2013-2014 and are expected to be completed in 2018.

“The video highlights water management challenges along the Mekong borders and presents solutions and efforts made by the riparian countries to improve water dialogue and governance in the Mekong basin,” said An Pich Hatda, MRC’s Director of the Planning Division.

In the video, government officials and community members share their views on impacts of urbanization, infrastructure development and climate change that affect riverine communities across borders.

They join the MRC and its development partners in their call for better transboundary cooperation to tackle those issues.

The short film was produced in collaboration with the National Mekong Committee of Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Viet Nam, with financial support from the World Bank through the MRC’s M-IWRMP that facilitates cross-border cooperation for sustainable development of the LMB.

The video can be watched here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45rqjz6qXRo

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