PMs of Laos, Japan agree to UXO clearance, medical cooperation

Japan has agreed to support unexploded-ordnance related projects in Laos at the cost of 900 million yen as well as facilitate cooperation between Mittaphab hospital in Vientiane and Kitahara Neurosurgical Institute of Japan.More ...

Times Reporters

Laos, Russia joint effort to clear UXO in Borikhamxay

Lao and Russian military personnel are joining forces to combat the unexploded ordnance (UXO) threat in Khamkeuth district of Borikhamxay province.  Their mission will begin this month and last until March 2019, according to the official in charge of the Ministry of National Defence’s Humanitarian UXO ...

Times Reporters

Russian Sappers To Clear Remaining US Bombs From Laos - Defense Ministry

KUBINKA (Moscow region) (UrduPoint News / Sputnik – 03rd October, 2018) The bomb squad of the Russian Armed Forces’ International Mine Action Centre will be going to Laos this month to help the country clear out remaining unexploded US bombs from the Laotian Civil War, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Wednesday.The assignment will last from October to March 2019, ...

Mohammad Ali

US supports ongoing UXO clearance efforts with US$14.5 million

The United States government has confirmed continued support of US$14.5 million for MAG Laos to conduct survey and unexploded ordnance (UXO) clearance operations in seven target districts of Xieng Khuang province.More ...

Times Reporters

Japan supports UXO clearance in Xieng Khuang 

The Japanese government has provided grant assistance worth more than 5 billion kip (US$598,330) for the cluster submunition machine clearance project in Xieng Khuang province.More ...

Times Reporters

UK Renews Its Support For UXO Clearance In Laos

(Mark Field, Minister for Asia and the Pacific of the United Kingdom)(KPL) During my very recent first visit to Laos, I was briefed by the Mine Action Group (MAG) and The Halo Trust (HALO) about the state of UXO clearance in Laos, and I spent ...


Laos calls on int’l community to join forces against cluster munitions

Laos has affirmed its commitment to the Convention on Cluster Munitions, while calling on countries the world over to also support the ban on the use of such devices.More ...

Times Reporters

Clearance crews remove UXO from planned housing sites in Sanamxay 

A UXO Lao team working in Attapeu province hopes to finish clearing explosive devices from land allocated for new housing for flood victims in Sanamxay district next month. One of the sites has now been decontaminated, with technicians removing and destroying 14 cluster bombs.More ...

Times Reporters

Korea pledges ongoing financial support for UXO clearance

The Republic of Korea will provide US$5.5 million for the second phase of a plan to improve unexploded ordnance (UXO) survivors’ quality of life after the first phase finishes this year.More ...

Times Reporters

New tax incentives offered in special economic zones

The Lao government has offered special tax incentives for businesses operating in special economic zones (SEZs) in the hope that this will boost investment in these areas.More ...

Ekaphone Phouthonesy

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