Following the increasing number of COVID-19 cases, on 29 March the Government of Lao PDR formally announced nation-wide lockdown. Despite the still limited number of COVID-19 cases, the outbreak in the region has impacted trade, construction and tourism and has therefore a significant effect on the economy.
The grounds where Latngon Primary and Secondary School are, used to be hazardous, with risks lying beneath every footstep. As 1 of the 5 chosen schools to be given sporting equipment as part of the Safe Ground Project I for Laos, the students have been counting the days to try out their new toys.
The above mentioned project has received support from the South-South Cooperation Assistance Funds (SSCAF), to strengthen the preparedness and responding capacity at the Asia-Pacific regional level this project with special focus in 5 countries including Lao PDR.
The main objective of the study is to understand the problem and the causes leading to open burning and air pollution in Vientiane Capital which can be related to waste management service and other factors.
The NDC Support Programme provides technical support for countries to pursue a “whole-of-society”, integrated approach that strengthens national systems, facilitates climate action and increases access to finance for transformative sustainable development.
The Government of New Zealand has been a long-term partner and generous supporter of the Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) sector or more than twenty years. It has now reiterated this support through an additional four years of funding through the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), from 2021 to 2024, in a sum totalling NZ$10,300,000.

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