Agricultural management systems and technologies

Irrigation and water management

Weeks after tropical storm Ma-On batters northern Laos, residents struggle to recover

Two weeks after tropical storm Ma-On battered Southeast Asia, northern Laos is digging itself out of the devastation, as authorities contend with damaged infrastructure, inundated farmland, and hundreds of displaced people at risk of disease from lack of access to clean water.  Keep reading ...


Rebuilt dam near site of devastating collapse releases water, scaring residents

The company responsible for Laos’ worst ever dam collapse more than three years ago announced last week that its rebuilt dam would begin releasing water, scaring downstream residents, including survivors of the disaster. Keep reading ...

Eugene Whong

Unitel, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry extend cooperation in study on digitalisation of irrigation systems

The MOU is a reference for the cooperation of both parties in a study on the development of water supply services using digital systems and to study and develop technical services in relation to irrigation, agriculture and fishery. These activities will improve water management and ...

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Australia, Germany, Switzerland to provide nearly USD13 m to improve Mekong’s overall state

Australia, Germany, and Switzerland on Jun 24 committed nearly USD13 million in funding to the Mekong River Commission (MRC) to assist Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand, and Viet Nam to respond to pressing challenges while safeguarding the ecological function of the Mekong River and improving people’s ...


MRC to monitor Mekong flow with French support

The French Government granted EUR 1.5 million to the Mekong River Commission (MRC) to monitor rainfall and river flow in order to better understand flow changes and the corresponding impacts on development projects. New funding will continue to improve and expand its network for better ...

Times Reporters

SUNWIP provides clean water supply for people in Xeno area, Savannakhet

Lao News Agency-KPL- The Lao government and the European Union (EU) jointly strive to improve access to clean water in Khammuan and Savannakhet provinces through the Scaling-Up Nutrition and WASH Infrastructure Project (SUNWIP) to contribute to achieving SDG 2 “End hunger, achieve food security and ...


Lao, Korean experts approve Vientiane irrigation reservoir ahead of handover

Technical officials from Laos’ Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry and the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs of the Republic of Korea on Wednesday finished verifying the quality of an irrigation reservoir in Sangthong district, Vientiane.Approval of the reservoir, which is located near Nhaynachaleun ...

Sangkhomsay Bubphanouvong

Irrigation system to provide water for 1,500 hectares of crops

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – A newly completed irrigation scheme is set to benefit more than 60,000 residents of Vientiane by supplying water to 1,542 hectares of farmland.The project was officially handed over yesterday by the developer to the Vientiane government in Dongkhuay village, Xaythany district.The ...

Keoviengkhone Bounviseth

Japan grant aid making a splash with Laos' Tha Ngon crop irrigation

The Japanese government is providing further grant aid to the Lao government for improvement of the Irrigation Agriculture Project at Tha Ngon farmland in Xaythany district, Vientiane, to ensure food security and commercial farm production.A ground breaking ceremony for the project was held last Thursday, ...

Times Reporters

Agriculture ministry seeking funds to repair damaged irrigation systems

The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry will accelerate cooperation with provincial officials in seeking funding to repair flood-affected irrigation systems and help farmers plant dry season crops. Almost 600 irrigation projects have been affected by heavy flooding that resulted from tropical storms Son-tinh and Bebinca last ...

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