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French Red Cross provides EUR429,119 supporting disaster risk reduction efforts

By Phouangphayom

(KPL) An agreement on the implementation of a natural disaster risk reduction project in two districts Mahaxay and Xebangfay of Khammuan Province was signed on Monday in Vientiane Capital between the President of the Lao Red Cross Society, Mr. Thongphachanh Sonenasinh, and representative of the French Red Cross, Mr. David BOISSON.

Witnessing the signing event were Governor of Khammuan Province and relevant officials of both sides.

The programme was commenced in August 2014 and will last till February 2016. Ten villages are expected to benefit from the EUR429,119 project which targets 4,500 people. The funding for the project includes 85 per cent from European Union and 15 per cent from the French Red Cross.

            The project aimed to promote the capacity building on natural disaster risk reduction in at central and provincial levels.

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