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Lao PDR: Additional Funding Approved for Disaster Recovery

(KPL) The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors approved on Dec 13 US$50 million of additional financing for the Lao People’s Democratic Republic Southeast Asia Disaster Risk Management Project and the Lao Road Sector Project II.The additional funding will help reduce the financing gap for ...

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Rice Support for Flooded Farmers

(KPL) Saravan and Sekong farmers whose crops were damaged by floods in September have received rice and rice seeds donated by two power companies.The handover ceremony for the assistance was held on Dec 10 in Saravan and Sekong provinces.The Theun-Hinboun Power Company (THPC) and its ...

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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 ...

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Irrigation Upgrade Boosts Hinboun Farmers

(KPL) Farmers in two villages of Hinboun district, Khammuan province, have taken control of a new irrigation system built by the Theun-Hinboun Power Company (THPC).Nateuy and Nongdong villages now each have 300 metres of upgraded irrigation facilities, servicing a combined area of 60 ha of ...

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New Data Reveals Progress On Nutritional Status of Children

(KPL) New data on the progress on the nutritional status of children was shared today, Dec 9, in Vientiane using the National Information Platforms for Nutrition (NIPN), which aims at strengthening information systems for nutrition to prevent malnutrition and its consequences, showing advancement on implementing ...

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U.S. Provides 100,000 Rapid Diagnostic Test Kits for Early Malaria Detection, Treatment

(KPL) Continuing the United States’ leading support to the Lao PDR in its mission to eliminate malaria by 2030, U.S. Ambassador to Laos Rena Bitter presented 100,000 rapid diagnostic test (RDT) kits to Dr. Phouthone Muoangpak, Vice Minister of Health, at a handover ceremony in ...

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Laos, R. Korea exchange lessons on E-government

(KPL) The E-government Centre, Ministry of Post and Telecommunications of Laos in cooperation with the Ministry of Interior and Safety of the Republic of Korea held a workshop on E-government development in Laos and the Republic of Korea in Vientiane, Lao PDR on Dec 5.This ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Fight against emerging diseases in Laos, the region: 3rd steering committee of the ECOMORE 2 project

(KPL) On the 27th and 28th of November 2019, the third steering committee of ECOMORE 2 project, funded by the French Development Agency (AFD), took place at Settha Palace, Vientiane.To fight dengue fever and leptospirosis – two infectious diseases whose emergence in Southeast Asia is correlated with ...

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