Govt attempts to rebuild flood victims’ lives amid budget constraints

The government estimates that about 3 trillion kip is needed to repair the damage caused by recent flooding and to restore flood-hit communities to normal.

The impacts of disasters are a major challenge for Laos in working towards poverty eradication, with many families now lacking housing as a result of floods.

Speaking at the Round Table Pre-Consultation meeting on post-disaster recovery and disaster risk reduction indicative support, Minister of Labour and Social Welfare and Chairman of the National Disaster Prevention and Control Committee, Dr Khampheng Saysompheng, said the government is attempting to rebuild the lives of flood-affected villagers in the south and central provinces.

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Phetphoxay Sengpaseuth