08 July 2017

News Story: Laos, UNDP sign new support project on unexploded ordnance

VIENTIANE, July 7 (Xinhua) ---- The Lao government and the United Nations Development Program on Friday signed a new support project on unexploded ordnance (UXO) in the Lao capital Vientiane, Lao News Agency reported.

The project, comprising a financial envelope by UNDP to Laos of 84 million U.S. dollars, will focus on enhanced support to livelihood activities for affected populations, improved efficiency of clearance operations and progress in the effort to establish a national baseline of UXO contamination, among others, the report said, quoting Lao Minister of Labor and Social Welfare Khampheng Xaysompheng.

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