(KPL) Six government officers departed from Vientiane on Feb 11 for Japan to participate in the Exchange for Improvement of Atmospheric Environment by Mekong-5 Countries and Japan, or a programme conducted under the framework of JENESYS 2018, which is supported by the Japanese government.
The government officers, selected in collaboration with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, will stay in Japan from 12 to 19 February.
This programme aims at sharing Japan’s experiences of overcoming environmental pollution during periods of high economic growth, and conducting environmental education for the prevention of air pollution and improvement of air quality.
During this programme, the Lao participants together with fellows from the other Mekong countries will study policies, regulations and systems related to air pollution control in Japan. They will also visit several institutes, industries and corporations and have chance to consult with Japanese experts and the delegates from the Mekong region.
They are expected to make use of these experiences to accelerate environmental improvement on their return to the Lao PDR.
JENESYS is a people-to-people exchange programme between Japan and the Asia-Pacific region, which began in 2007. The Japanese government will invite about 120 young Lao people to visit Japan this fiscal year.
Source: Lao News Agency