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WASHINGTON, DECEMBER 13, 2016 – The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors approved today a US $25 million credit from the International Development Association (IDA) to help Lao PDR strengthen its road maintenance systems and improve road connectivity throughout the country.

Read more: Lao PDR to Strengthen and Climate-Proof Rural Roads with World Bank Support

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Laos’ Intended Nationally Determined Contribution for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions is being implemented with the help of a new project, according to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

The project was funded by the Global Environment Facility in partnership with UNDP and the Department of Disaster Management and Climate Change.

Read more: Laos Contributes to Global Climate Change Agenda

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VIENTIANE, July 1 (Xinhua) -- The effects of climate change can already be seen, getting worse and will hamper efforts to achieve development and freedom from poverty in developing countries like Laos unless it is addressed both globally and locally.

The country's Director General of the Department of Disaster Management and Climate Change Phouvong Luangxaysana told an international symposium that unexpected and extreme weather events, particularly droughts, storms and flooding, were increasing in regularity and severity.

Read more: Climate change hampering Laos' development, alleviation of poverty

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