Laos and China innovate poverty reduction cooperation along Mekong River

Sept. 11 (Xinhua): Along the Mekong River which winds through the mountains in northern and central Laos, the poverty alleviation projects with China aid are solidly advanced there with innovation made.

In the steepy mountains and deep valleys of the Mekong River Basin, infrastructure is weak. The China-aided rural poverty alleviation facilities are scheduled to be completed by April 2022.

The electricity and water supply project in Vangbong Village and the public health project in Pakchim Village of the Luang Prabang Province, some 220 km north of Lao capital Vientiane, will be put into use by Oct. 30, 2021, ahead of schedule, to meet the urgent needs of the villagers.

“Our village had been looking forward to electricity and water supply in a future time, and now the Chinese brothers have helped us achieve the goals beyond our expectation. We are grateful for that,” Kai, the village head of Vangbong, told Xinhua in this July. “With the electricity supply, we can contact the outside to promote our produce, while with clean water supply, we will be healthier to live a better life.”

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