Lao PDR (FN), Dec. 13 – The German Government today provided additional 2 million euro (approximately USD2.2 million) to the Mekong River Commission to increase cross-border water dialogue and cooperation and support efforts in monitoring transboundary environmental impacts from Mekong mainstream dams, according to the press release dated Friday.

The funding agreement was made in a signing ceremony between the MRC Secretariat’s Chief Executive Officer Dr. An Pich Hatda and the German Ambassador to Lao PDR Mr. Jens Lütkenherm in Vientiane on Friday.

“This extra funding has brought the German contribution to the MRC to 6.4 million euro for the current strategic plan 2016-2020 and the beginning of the new plan 2021-2025.”

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