lao pdr resources

  • Geography of Laos - Wikipedia

    The United Nations Development Programme warns: "Protecting the environment and sustainable use of natural resources in Lao PDR is vital for poverty reduction and economic growth." In April 2011, The Independent newspaper reported that Laos had started work on the controversial Xayaburi Dam on the Mekong River without getting formal approval ...

  • Education | UNICEF Lao People's Democratic Republic

    Resources; Challenges. With a primary net enrolment in primary education of 98.7% (2017), Lao PDR has met the Millennium Development Goals target of universal access to primary education with gender parity. Despite this achievement, Lao PDR still has some of the poorest education indicators in Southeast Asia. Approximately 70% of 5-year-old ...

  • Laos | History, Geography, & Culture | Britannica

    Jul 10, 2019 · Bolovens Plateau Bolovens Plateau, southern Laos. CortoMaltese_1999; Colonization by the French from the late 19th to the mid-20th century infused Laos with a European cultural element, which intensified throughout the country's embroilment in World War II and the Indochina wars, as well as a civil war of its own in the second half of the 20th century.

  • Sustainable Natural Resource Development Key for Lao PDR's ...

    The Lao PDR Development Report 2010 focuses on natural resource management for sustainable development with specific emphasis on hydropower and mining. "The hydropower and mining sectors combined have significantly contributed to Lao PDR's rapid economic growth, accounting for, on average, about one third of the country's 7.5 percent ...

  • Lao PDR to Improve Water Resources Management

    "Supporting integrated water resources management practices in the lower Mekong basin is a high priority in our partnership with Lao PDR as we seek to support the Government's commitment to green growth, including the sustainable management of rivers," said Ms. Ellen Goldstein, new World Bank Country Director for Cambodia, Lao PDR, and ...

  • Lao PDR - ASEAN Law Resources - LibGuides at National ...

    Aug 05, 2019 · ASEAN Judiciaries Portal: Laos Information on the legal system of Lao PDR published by the Council of ASEAN Chief Justices. Global Legal Monitor: Laos Global Legal Monitor is an online publication from the Law Library of Congress covering legal news and developments worldwide. The Laos section contains posts by Constance Johnson and Wendy Zeldin.

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  • Water Resources Management in Lao PDR

    Resources in Lao PDR Lao PDR is located in South-East Asia with total land area of 236,800 km2, approx. population 6.49 mill. (2015); 90% of the country territory is located in the Mekong Basin Water resources per capita is around 55,000 m3 per year; 35% of annual flow (or equal 270,000 mil.

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  • LAO PEOPLE'S DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC

    Translation Endorsed by the Law Committee of the National Assembly of the Lao PDR The use of water in the production of electrical power and irrigation shall be specifically regulated. Water and water resources may be used for a single purpose or for ple purposes, as the case may be and as appropriate. Underground water

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  • State of water : Laos

    Overview. Lao PDR has rich water resources, mainly good quality fresh water. Water is an essential part of the life and culture of Lao people, and also contributes to the socio-economic development goals of the country. Ultimately the welfare of Lao PDR is bound up with water and all development plans will depend on water resources in some way.

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  • Lao PDR - Mekong Integrated Water Resources Management ...

    Lao PDR - Mekong Integrated Water Resources Management Project (English) Abstract. Lao PDR is a mountainous and water rich country located almost entirely within the Mekong River Basin, which is one of the world's largest river systems, and has significant hydropower potential, for both domestic use and export to neighboring countries...