Hanoi hosts 21st meeting of Mekong River Commission Council

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The 21 st meeting of the Mekong River Commission (MRC) Council focusing on action orientations for 2015 commenced in Hanoi on January 15.

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Council discusses Mekong resources

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A review of new hydropower plant projects along the Mekong River, especially the Don Sahong Hydropower Plant, was on the agenda at the first meeting of the Mekong River Commission (MRC) Council this year.

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Delegation heads to MRC Council meeting welcomed

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(VOV) -Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai on January 15 received ministers and delegation leaders attending the 21st meeting of the Mekong River Commission (MRC) Council in Hanoi.

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Mekong River Commission outlines course of action for 2015

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Mekong River Commission outlines course of action for 2015

(VOV) - The 21st meeting of the Mekong River Commission (MRC), underway in Hanoi on January 15-16, aims to review the results achieved in 2014 and map out a course of action for 2015.

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Critically endangered giant barb sold to Saigon restaurant

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Critically endangered giant barb sold to Saigon restaurant

VietNamNet Bridge – A fisherman in the southern province of Dong Thap on Tuesday morning sold a 110kg giant carb to a restaurant in HCM City for VND150 million ($7,000).

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Mekong conqueror plans river clean-up

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Mekong conqueror plans river clean-up

After Remi Camus ended his six-month-long, 4,400-km swim along the Mekong River in Viet Nam's Tien Giang Province last year, he returned six months later to seek partners for his initiative to collect rubbish dumped in the world's 10th-longest river.

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VN calls for sustainable management of Mekong River water at GMS 5

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VN calls for sustainable management of Mekong River water at GMS 5

On December 20, 2014, the 5th Greater Mekong Sub-region Summit (GMS 5) took place in Bangkok, Thailand with the participation of many countries’ Prime Ministers including Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand and China; the President of Myanmar and the President of the Asian Development Bank (ADB).

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Who will benefit from Don Sahong?

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Who will benefit from Don Sahong?

VietNamNet Bridge – Laos should be warned that the economic benefits it can expect from the Don Sahong hydropower plant are very modest compared with the damages it may cause, scientists say.

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Vietnam urged to develop its national rice brand

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(VOV) - Although Vietnam was the second-largest rice exporter in the world for 2014, it is in urgent need of investment to develop a national brand to increase the value of its rice harvests.

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Hydropower plants likely to affect Mekong River’s fishery resources: experts

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Hydropower plants likely to affect Mekong River’s fishery resources: experts

VietNamNet Bridge – While hydroelectricity is considered as a “green” energy source, such projects along the Mekong River have been placing adverse impacts on fishery resources as well as people residing by this water body, experts argued.

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GMS leaders issue Joint Declaration

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VGP - Leaders of the Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS) issued a Joint Declaration of their 5th Summit in Bangkok, Thailand on December 20, committing to the inclusive and sustainable development of the subregion, especially the effective management and use of Mekong River water resources.

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Concerns raised on Laos’ Don Sahong hydroelectric plant

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Concerns raised on Laos’ Don Sahong hydroelectric plant

VietNamNet Bridge – Agricultural officials from 13 provinces in the Mekong Delta expressed their deep concern about Laos’ proposed hydroelectric dam on the Mekong River, saying it would have adverse impacts on the lower section of the river.

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Concerns raised on Laos’ Don Sahong hydroelectric plant

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Concerns raised on Laos’ Don Sahong hydroelectric plant

Agricultural officials from 13 provinces in the Mekong Delta expressed their deep concern about Laos’ proposed hydroelectric dam on the Mekong River, saying it would have adverse impacts on the lower section of the river.

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Don Sahong dam would block river

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A national consultation meeting was held in Ha Noi yesterday to examine the potential impacts of the 260mW Don Sahong hydropower plant on the Mekong River in Laos.

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Meeting examines impacts of Don Sahong hydropower project

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A national consultation meeting was held in Hanoi on December 22 to examine the possible impacts of the 260-megawatt Don Sahong hydropower plant on the Mekong River.

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