Lancang-Mekong Baby On Drought Solution

Lancang-Mekong area is one of the regions with the greatest development potential in Asia and beyond. 2022 marks the 6th year of the Lancang-Mekong Cooperation (LMC) mechanism.

"Shared river, Shared future" is the cooperation theme standing for 'a Community of Shared Future of Peace and Prosperity Among Lancang-Mekong Countries. Six countries are facing the challenges due to extreme climate and drought is one of the issues expecting smart solutions.

LMC experts find the reservoir is able to control over negative impact of drought on river basin as it plays a significant role in storing flood water in the wet season and discharging more water in the dry season. Water projects have effectively mitigated the droughts. 

Lancang-Mekong(LM) Baby (click photo below linking to the show) in the video is guiding us to dig more about this topic.

LM Baby is also delivering multiply linguistic versions of Thai, Vietnamese, Laotian, Cambodian and Burmese for your watching. (Pls open links on the right column)

Background information

Lancang and Mekong differ in name, but refer to the same river—an important river running across China and the Indo-China Peninsula. Originating from China's Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, the river has its source in Yushu of Qinghai Province. It is called Lancang River in China, while in its downstream after flowing out of Yunnan Province, it is called the Mekong River, running across Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam, measuring 4,880 kilometers in length, covering an area of 795,000 square kilometers, and feeding altogether 326 million people. The five Mekong River countries are home to 230 million people and boast a combined GDP over US$600 billion and an average annual growth rate of nearly 7%. Linked by mountains and rivers, the six Lancang-Mekong Cooperation (LMC) countries feature cultural similarities, and enjoy profound traditional good neighborliness and friendship and share closely inter-connected security and development interests.

LMC is characterized by pragmatism, high efficiency, focus on concrete projects. Since its launch in March 2016, the mechanism has achieved fast progress, demonstrating LMC speed and LMC efficiency. It has developed a Lancang-Mekong cooperation culture of equality, sincerity, mutual assistance, and affinity.

LMC aims at bolstering the economic and social development of the Sub-regional countries, enhancing the wellbeing of their people, narrowing the development gap among regional countries and supporting ASEAN Community building as well as promoting the implementation of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and advancing South-South cooperation. LMC will be conducted within a framework featuring leaders' guidance, all-round cooperation and broad participation, and follow a government-guided, multiple-participation and project-oriented model, aimed at building a community of shared future of peace and prosperity among Lancang-Mekong Countries and establishing the LMC as an example of a new form of international relations featuring win-win cooperation.