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Japan presents 47 ambulances to Lao government

The Japanese government has donated 47 ambulances to the Lao government to support its Covid-19 prevention and response efforts.

With the latest donation, the number of ambulances provided by the Japanese Government to the Lao PDR has reached 81.

The handover ceremony was held at the Ministry of Health in Vientiane on Jun 6 between Minister of Health Bounfeng Phoummalaisith, and Ambassador of Japan to Laos Kenichi Kobayashi.

At the handover ceremony, Minister Bounfeng expressed gratitude to the Japanese government and noted that the assistance will help the Lao people gain access to health services and respond to the urgent needs, especially of emergency patients.

Since 2020, the Government of Japan has been assisting the Lao government in preventing and controlling the outbreak of Covid-19 by providing medical supplies, ambulances, worth more than 26 million US dollars

Source: Lao News Agency