ADB, Lao PDR sign agreement to enhance sanitary, phytosanitary management systems

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) signed an agreement on 13 November for a $10 million grant as additional financing for a project that will enhance Lao PDR’s sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) capacity, and improve food safety as well as plant and animal safety in the country.

[…]The additional assistance follows a $14 million loan and grant approved by ADB in 2012 for the Improved Sanitary and Phytosanitary Handling in Greater Mekong Subregion Trade Project to improve capacity for SPS management systems in the Lao PDR through enhancing surveillance and monitoring of plant health, animal health, and food safety.

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