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31 May 2019 VIENTIANE
The government of Japan has agreed to provide 97 million yen (US$880,201) to expand the water supply system in the city of Luang Prabang. The project will be carried out from June 1, 2019, to October 10, 2022.
12 May 2019 VIENTIANE, Laos
The World Bank has announced commitment to address mother and child malnutrition and to improve access to water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) services in four northern provinces of Laos. A $27 Million USD commitment to the Reducing Rural Poverty and Malnutrition Project will target poor households with direct cash transfers that are conditional upon adoption of improved health, nutrition, and hygiene practices...
27 Apr 2019 MANDALAY, Myanmar
Frequent drought occurences will intensify in Southeast Asia if actions are not taken now, a new study reports.Joint research from United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) assessed climate risk and its effects in South-East Asia and offers three priority areas of intervention to improve the region’s resilience to increasing incidents of drought...
13 May 2016 BANGKOK
The Export-Import Bank of Thailand (EXIM) Bank has established an agreement to provide an additional long-term loan for the construction of a tap water manufacturing facility in Luang Prabang, Laos, to facilitate water consumption in the Laos capital.
23 Mar 2016 LONDON, United Kingdom
The poorest people in the world are paying the most for water, according to a report released on World Water Day (March 22nd) by international charity WaterAid.“It is often assumed that the poorest people in the world don’t have formal water supplies because they cannot afford the bills,” WaterAid said in the report...
12 Nov 2015 LAHORE, Pakistan
The Health Department in Pakistan's Punjab province on November 11th confirmed that poliovirus had been detected in samples taken from the sewage system in the city of Lahore.An anti-polio vaccination campaign will be launched on November 17th with the goal of preventing an outbreak of the disease, local media quoted department officials as saying...
13 Oct 2015 VIENTIANE, Laos
The World Health Organization (WHO) this week reported one death from vaccine-derived polio in Laos. The victim was an 8-year-old boy.Genetic sequencing showed that the viral strain had been circulating in Laos' Bolikhamxay province for more than two years, the WHO said.One of the three attenuated strains of weakened virus found in the oral polio vaccine can, in rare cases, mutate to become more virulent...
18 Nov 2014 NEW DELHI, India
The International Toilet Festival, being held in India this week, will bring together representatives from seven Asian nations -- India, Bhutan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Laos, Vietnam and Afghanistan -- with the aim of shining light on the lack of sanitation services that plagues much of the continent.The three-day event, which started in New Delhi today (November 18th), was organized by India-based social service organization Sulabh International...
1 Oct 2013 VIENTIANE, Laos
The extensive flooding in recent months, which affected 10 ofLaos’ 17 provinces, underscores the country’s need for a more comprehensive disaster response plan that includes much more funding to address these situations, according to development experts.“(One of the challenges is that) there is limited funding for small-scale disasters like floods,” said Amelia Merrick, national director of humanitarian relief organization World Vision Laos...
29 Aug 2013 BEIJING, China
Chinese activities in the Mekong River basin, particularly mineral resource and hydropower projects, have had a negative impact on the region’s environment, according to a new “blue book” published by the Social Sciences Academic Press (China).The report says Chinese mining projects are dumping waste that is damaging to the environment, while the hydropower project the nation is working on with Myanmar and Laos has raised concerns over water flows and fish habitats...
3 Jul 2013 BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Brunei
Foreign ministers from the Lower Mekong nations endorsed six development and policy pillars, as well as new plans and project, during the 6th Lower Mekong Initiative Ministerial meeting in Brunei this week.The meeting of foreign ministers of Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam took place alongside a series of Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) meeting, including the ASEAN Foreign Minister's Meeting, a Post Ministerial Conference, the 20th ASEAN Regional Forum and the 3rd East Asia Summit Foreign Ministers' Meeting...
2 Jul 2013 HO CHI MINH CITY
The municipal administration plans to reduce and ban exploitation of underground water in phases beginning in 2015, in order to protect its natural water sources and minimise environmental pollution. A source from the city's Department of Natural Resources and Environment (DNRE) said the city's decision had been made in line with a water supply development plan from now to 2025 approved by Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung...