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The Government of the Laos, formally known as the People's Democratic Republic (Lao PDR), has received a technical assistance grant of $900,000 from the World Bank/Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) for the Building Resilience to Natural Hazards Project, it was announced Wednesday.

Read more: Laos gets World Bank grant for disaster risk management

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Laos and Japan have looked to strengthen bilateral cooperation on reducing carbon emissions in Laos by transferring low carbon technologies to the country.

Experts discussed the prospective cooperation with Lao private sector companies in Vientiane yesterday, aiming to share experiences on the transfer of low carbon technologies.

Read more: Japan steps in to help Laos cut carbon emission

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VIENTIANE, Laos (MindaNews/24 September) — The sky is still dark when 48-year old Ms Kham Phanyavong leaves her house at 3:30 AM on Saturday. She has to be at That Luang organic market before the customers arrive. She pays 40,000 kip to transport four baskets of vegetables from Nontae village in Xaythany district here. In her baskets are long beans, onions, morning glory, cucumber, papaya and carrots, all from her garden.

Earning four million kip a month, cash comes in regularly from selling vegetables and not from her two rai (0.32 hectare) of rice farm.

Read more: Lao farmers need no ‘magic’ to adapt to climate change

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