Luxemburg Supports Disaster Recovery Efforts In Laos | Lao Tribune

Luxemburg Supports Disaster Recovery Efforts In Laos

(KPL) The government of Luxemburg has supported a project on building capacities for resilient post disaster recovery worth over US$ 981,000.

The government of Laos has also shared US$ 219,928 of the total spending for the project which will be implemented at both central and local levels including risk reduction planning, and post disaster community-based capacity building.

It will be implemented in Paksan district of Bolikhamxay province and Khongxedon district of Saravane province.

A memorandum of understanding on the grant support was signed by Deputy Minister of Labour and Social Welfare Baykham Katthiya and UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative Kaarina Immonen in Vientiane on April 22.

The project will focus on supporting central and local authorities to achieve 4 main outputs: building policy, institutional and financial capacities to ensure the development of sustainable recovery plans and their implementation; post disaster need assessment and recovery framework development; and promotion of capacity for sustainable community-based recovery assistance, among others, said Mr Vilayphong Sisomvang, Acting Director of Social Welfare Department, Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare.

Source: Lao News Agency