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11th Regional Stakeholder Forum on Sustainable Hydropower Practice on Regional Consultation (November 30, 2021)

Category: CNMC_Feb21

Siem Reap: The Mekong River Commission Secretariat had organized the Second Day ​of the 11th Regional Stakeholder Forum on Sustainable Hydropower Practice on Regional Consultation on Sanakham Hydropower Project’s Prior Consultation Process, presided over by His Excellency Mr. Sinava Souphanouvong, Vice Minister of Energy and Mines of Lao PDR. and also welcomed by Dr. An Pich Hatda, MRCS CEO, and facilitated by Mr. Meas Sopheak, Communication Officer of MRCS, including the Government Officials from relevant LAs of the MRC MCs, the Management and operation staff of Hydropower Developers and Operators, International and National Professional Hydropower-related Associations, MRC Development Partners and Dialogue Partners, SCOs, INGOs, LNGOs, Academia, Local Communities, MRC Secretariat staff, and invited speakers from MRC region and also other region. The Forum is proceeded via VDO Conferencing with the primary hub, hosted by the MRCS in Vientiane and Co-host hubs in each Member Country. The Co-host hub in Cambodia is located in Siem Reap, in Thailand is located in Bangkok, and in Viet Nam is located in Hanoi.

The Co-host hub in Siem Reap is facilitated by His Excellency Mr. Kol Vathana, Deputy Secretary General of the Cambodia National Mekong Committee (CNMC) with participation by the relevant staff of the CNMC General Secretariat, representatives of the relevant ministries, NGOs, CSOs, Academia, Local Communities, and National Expert.

The main objective of the Day-2 of the Forum is to share and consult stakeholders with the PC process of the proposed Sanakham hydropower project. It will therefore provide a platform for stakeholders to:

- listen to the current status and update on results from national consultations; and

- discuss, register their concerns, and provides needed recommendations on the final draft Technical Review Report of the project.

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