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First nationwide analysis on land concessions released

Vientiane Times, 26 Jan, 2013

With a predominantly rural population still dependent on the land, issues regarding land use in Laos are of paramount importance for the future, and so the first nationwide analysis of land concessions should be welcomed by all concerned. The culmination of years of hard work and planning by various departments and international organisations, the report entitled “Concessions and Leases in the Lao PDR” was unveiled at a workshop held in Vientiane on Wednesday.

Better management of agricultural land needed

Vientiane Times, 24 Jan 2013

Many people have expressed concern about food security in the coming years, as large tracts of rice fields disappear to make way for property development, especially houses and factories, on the urban fringes. With population growth and increasing economic expansion, greater attention is required in regards to managing agricultural land and ensuring food security, which requires more sophisticated monitoring tools.

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