17 January 2020

Water supply department riding wave of international cooperation

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- Environment Protection Fund gives boost to natural resource management
The Environment Protection Fund is providing 10.122 billion kip for the preservation of natural resources in six target areas.
The funding will support environmental protection activities in Vientiane, Borikhamxay, Khammuan, Xieng Khuang, Luang Prabang and Savannakhet provinces.
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- City receives funding to clear drains and prevent flooding
The Environment Protection Fund will give 500 million kip to the Vientiane City Operation and Management Service to help with flood prevention in the rainy season by clearing drains and waterways.
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- Water supply department riding wave of international cooperation
The Department of Water Supply under the Ministry of Public Works and Transport is targeting an expansion of projects across the country this year after racking up achievements in the sector during 2019.
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