Japan helps advance MRC capacity in addressing Mekong flood issues

The government of Japan last Friday granted USD2.9 million to the Mekong River Commission (MRC) to implement its new strategic plan, seeking to promote responsible development in the region.

The Mekong River and its tributaries support nearly 70 million people in the Lower Mekong Basin, providing livelihoods, food security and rich ecosystem services.

Countries in the LMB suffered record low water levels along the Mekong River in 2019 and 2020 and saw livelihoods disrupted.

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