The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment and its development partners organised a review of the Second Lao Environment and Social Project in 2016 and planning meeting for next year’s works. The concerned departments at the ministry highlighted the key achievements of 13 sub-projects under the Second Lao Environment and Social Project at the meeting on December 13 in Vientiane. The Planning and Cooperation Department reviewed the sub-project named Strength building, planning and coordination for the natural resources and environment sectors, at a cost of US$498,000. The department also highlighted the achievements of a sub-project in 2016 which was supporting local natural resources and environment sectors in eight target provinces and upgrading the skills of department officials. Meanwhile, department representatives also outlined plans for next year, as the project will continue to support sub-projects in other provinces around the country. The Environmental Quality Promotion Department reviewed a sub-project called General capacity building for scaling up ISP and SEA, which is being un dertaken at a cost of US$799,115.