Aid and development

EU reaffirms support for govt’s education, nutrition initiatives

The Delegation of the European Union to Laos (EU) has reiterated its support for the government’s ongoing efforts to develop and improve the education system and nutrition in all areas of the country.This includes financial and technical assistance for initiatives such as the Basic Education ...

Sangkhomsay Bubphanouvong

Govt pushes 2020 development plan

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The government is holding a special meeting to establish common ground among state agencies about ways to ensure effective implementation of the national development plan for 2020.Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith presided over the opening of the two-day open government meeting at ...

Times Reporters

Japan grants support for school, water supply projects in Laos’ poor communities

(KPL) The government of Japan is providing grant assistance worth over US$159,000 for two education related projects in Bokeo and Xekong Provinces and one water supply system project in Xayabouly Province through its Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP).Grant contracts were signed at ...

KPL News Desk

Laos planning ministry tackles socio-economic development programme

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The Ministry of Planning and Investment has summarised efforts to implement the socio-economic development agenda for this year and turned its focus to the execution of plans for 2020.A planning and investment briefing meeting was held yesterday in Vientiane and chaired by ...

Viengdavanh Banphahaksa

UNDP launches inequalities analysis in Laos

Vientiane (Vientiane Times/ANN) – United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Laos has launched an inequalities analysis in three steps of ‘beyond income, beyond averages, and beyond today,’ proposing a battery of policy options to tackle it.The 2019 edition of UNDP’s Human Development Report (HDR) on ...

News Desk

Japan Provides UXO Clearance Machine For Cluster Munitions Removal in Xieng Khuang

(KPL) The Government of Japan has provided grant assistance worth USD 746,128 to support the removal of unexploded ordnance – UXO – utilizing cluster munitions machine in Xieng Khuang Province on Dec 11, 2019.A contract on the grant project was signed at the Embassy of ...

KPL News Desk

South Korea fund to provide nearly US$44 million for water supply projects in Laos

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – South Korea’s Economic Development Cooperation Fund (EDCF) has agreed to provide low interest loans worth almost US$44 million to support water supply development projects in Champassak and Saravan provinces in southern Laos.This was decided at a meeting between representatives of EDCF ...

News Desk

Japan Supports Improving Basic Education for Children of Ethnic Minorities in Oudomxay

(KPL) The government of Japan provided grant assistance worth USD 526,999 to support basic education for children of ethnic minorities in Oudomxay Province of the Lao PDR.A contract on the grant project was signed at the Japanese Embassy in Vientiane on Dec 3 between Ambassador ...

KPL News Desk

Lao PDR: Additional World Bank Funding Approved for National Poverty Reduction Fund

WASHINGTON, December 2, 2019 – The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors today approved $22.5 million in additional funding for the Poverty Reduction Fund, one of the Lao PDR Government’s main vehicles to address rural poverty.The additional funding will support agriculture-related activities under the government’s National ...

World Bank

Japan Supports Improving Reading Skills of Children in Thapangthong

(KPL) The government of Japan has provided grant assistance worth US$516,347 to support improving the reading skills of children and the learning environment as well as the advancement of primary schools in the Lao PDR.A contract on the grant project was signed at the Japanese ...

KPL News Desk

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