Bilateral development assistance

Development Assistance Committee (DAC) members

Vietnam seeks Japan’s assistance in climate change response

President Tran Dai Quang asked for Japan’s continued assistance in responding to climate change, especially drought and saline intrusion in the central, Central Highlands and southern regions, while receiving Japanese Ambassador to Vietnam Fukada Hiroshi in Hanoi on 19 April. The State leader thanked Japan for ...

Japanese ODA approved for transport, environment plans

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has signed agreements with Viet Nam to provide Official Development Assistance loans worth a total of 95.17 billion yen (US$847.39 million) to develop four projects. The ODA loans are expected to enhance the country’s competitiveness and promote environmental improvements. Keep reading ...

Australians pledge continued support for child development

Australians have pledged to continue their support for child development in Laos with a focus on strengthening the quality of primary education. This was the message given by Australian Ambassador to Laos John Williams and officials from Plan International Australia at a reception held on 18 ...

Laos, EU seek more effective poverty reduction

Laos and its development partner the European Union have sought ways to strengthen their cooperation on the implementation of focal work to ensure more effective results from projects in Laos. Keep reading ...

KOICA conducts hydropower pre-feasibility study in Laos

The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) has sent a group of Korean experts to Vientiane province for a pre-feasibility study of a small hydropower pilot project from 12-31 January. The main objective of this preliminary study is to make a proper evaluation on the feasibility of ...

Japan plans water infrastructure projects

Japan is planning to help Cambodia design, build and operate water infrastructure projects in 10 of its largest cities, a delegation from the city of Kitakyushu said on 26 January. The projects will “most likely” include tap water systems and wastewater treatment plants. The funding, with ...

Japan pledges over $800 million for Vietnam's infrastructure projects

Japanese government will lend 95 billion yen (US$811.53 million) in official development loans (ODA) for three transport infrastructure projects and one climate change response plan in Vietnam, the government website has reported.   The loans, whose agreements were signed in Hanoi on 15 January, were part of ...

Japan provides grant for bridge reconstruction

Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has provided a grant of over 4.6 billion kip (70 million Japanese yen) for the detailed design component of the reconstruction of two bridges on National Road No. 9. The project will be carried out under a cooperation agreement between JICA ...

EU pledges 70 million euros in project funding

The European Union on 21 December announced an additional 70 million euros (US$76 million) in funding for projects focused on police training, food and nutrition security, and support to the peace process. Roland Kobia, EU ambassador, said in a statement, “Since the start of reforms in 2011, ...

EU gives boost to nutrition, food security in Xekong

The European Union is assisting the Laos Partnerships for Poverty Reduction and Women’s Empowerment Project in Dakcheung district, Xekong province, with a view to ensuring that children have access to nutritious food. As with other EU funded nutrition and food security projects in many provinces across ...

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