Aid and development

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

S. Korea to support 'logistical hub' campaign of Laos

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Tuesday his country will help Laos achieve its goal of becoming a “transportation and logistical hub” in the region.He made the commitment in bilateral talks with Laotian Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith in Busan, some 450 kilometers southeast of Seoul. ...

Yonhap

Mekong countries gather in Vientiane to drive community development agenda

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Representatives of Mekong countries promoted mutual understanding and shared experiences and best practices at the Lancang-Mekong Seminar on Community-Driven Development held in Vientiane on Friday.The best practices are aimed at strengthening cooperation in the area of community-driven development as an effective ...

News Desk

Course organisers assess scheme to provide Lao rural women with job skills

The Lao Women’s Union and the Republic of Korea’s Ministry of Gender Equality and Family have joined forces to provide vocational training for Lao women, to improve their job prospects.A meeting to discuss the management of the project took place on Friday at the Lao ...

Viengdavanh Banphahaksa

Laos, ILO celebrate partnership in advancing workers’ rights

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Laos will continue to work with its development partners, including the International Labour Organisation (ILO), to advance social justice and promote decent work for all.An event held in Vientiane on Saturday to mark the ILO Centenary and 55th anniversary of Laos’ ...

Phetphoxay Sengpaseuth

Feature: China-Laos joint poverty alleviation project transforms Lao hilly village

VIENTIANE, Nov. 17 (Xinhua) — Some two hours’ drive on bumpy roads to the north from Laos’ capital Vientiane lies the village Ban Xor of Sangthong district, settled among the hills.Among the 407 households, or 2,007 residents in the village, half live in poverty with ...

Yurou

Planning officials debate content of Vientiane Declaration

The Ministry of Planning and Investment and involved government bodies last week held a brainstorming session on pre-consultation to discuss the implementation of the Vientiane Declaration on Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation.The session was organised to encourage all the authorities involved to share their ideas ...

Phetphoxay Sengpaseuth

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