S. Korea funds waste management in Vientiane, Pakxe

The Republic of Korea will provide a grant of US$6.78 million to fund a wastewater and solid waste treatment capacity-building project for improved environmental management in Vientiane and Pakxe. The Korean government will provide grant aid of US$6.5 million, while an additional US$280,000 will come from ...

Times Reporters

Laos, South Korean foundation recommit to health cooperation

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Local authorities have confirmed they will continue to cooperate with the Korea Foundation for International Healthcare (KOFIH) in improving the capacity of Lao health professionals.Minister of Health, Associate Prof. Dr Bounkong Syhavong recently told the ‘2019 Lao PDR KOFIH Global Alumni ...

Phetphoxay Sengpaseuth

Laos, South Korea agree to build state-of-the-art hospital

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The governments of Laos and South Korea are teaming up to build a modern hospital in Vientiane to provide advanced healthcare services and reduce the number of people seeking treatment in neighbouring countries.The hospital is to be built at a cost ...

Phonsavanh Vongsay

Laos, S Korea assess projects to provide vocational training for women

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – South Korea’s Ministry of Gender Equality and Family has been providing support to the Lao Women’s Training Centre, run by the Lao Women’s Union, for the provision of vocational courses for marginalised women.A consultative meeting on the three-year project (from 2016-2018) ...

Viengdavanh Banphahaksa

KOICA President’s visit aims to enhance Laos-Korea cooperation

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) is preparing an integrated recovery programme for Attapeu province and will continue to support Laos in many other areas.This support was discussed when KOICA President Ms Lee Mikyung met with Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith during ...

Times Reporters

Laos, South Korea agree to further rural development

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) –– South Korea has agreed to continue supporting Laos in rural community development activities through the Saemaul Undong project.The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) on Wednesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry to carry on ...

News Desk

KOICA grants US$5.5 million for UXO sector in Laos

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) has provided more than 4.7 billion kip (US$5.5 million) for the second phase of a UXO project in Laos, up from the US$3 million contributed for the first phase.An agreement concerning the funding contribution for ...

Viengdavang Banphahaksa

Laos, South Korea strengthen ties in community development

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Laos is continuing its cooperation with South Korea in the expansion of the Saemaul Undong development project in five provinces.Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, Dr Lien Thikeo, recently told Korean media that the Saemaul Undong project will expand its operations in ...

News Desk

Forensic investigators receive training in Korea

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) is supporting Lao police to attend a Capacity Building Programme for Forensic Science and Crime Investigation Technology, in the Republic of Korea.KOICA has invited 15 officials from the Ministry of Public Security to attend the ...

Keoviengkhone Bounviseth

Korea International Cooperation Agency supports capacity building for labour inspectors

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) has been hosting a series of fellowship programmes to improve the capacity of Lao labour inspectors through enhanced background knowledge and practical case studies.The initiative is scheduled to run for three years from 2018 to ...

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