ADB commits assistance to Laos’ development goals

Infrastructure development for transportation connectivity, telecommunications, along with the power, education and health sectors will all be the focus of Asian Development Bank in its continuous assistance to Laos in upcoming years. Director General for ADB’s Southeast Asia Department James Nugent disseminated this plan in his interview with Vientiane Times and Lao News Agency last week on the sidelines of a ceremony held in Vientiane to mark the 50 year partnership between ADB and Laos. “We will continue the work on regional infrastructure, both in hardware and software,” Mr Nugent said on the ADB’s future cooperation. He pointed to projects which ADB had cooperated on such as development of the East-West Economic Corridor, road, rail, telecommunications and power sector.

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