Japan provides 3.9 mln USD to help manage flood, drought in lower Mekong basin

The Japanese government will provide 3.9 million USD in non-refundable aid to help the Mekong River Commission to increase its flood and drought monitoring and forecasting capacity in the lower Mekong basin.

A document to this effect was signed in Vientiane, Laos, on Friday between representatives from the Japanese government and Mekong River Commission (MRC). The funding will be allocated in four years from 2020–2023. It is to transform the MRC’s Regional Flood and Drought Management Centre (RFDMC) in Phnom Penh into a centre of excellence in providing faster and more accurate flood and drought forecasting and early warning to the lower Mekong countries – Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam.

Source: VOV5