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Govt hopes to benefit from land reclassification

Vientiane Times, 23 April, 2013

The government is preparing to reclassify the land in the Phou Khao Khuay National Protected Area where the Nam Mang 1 hydropower plant is located in hopes of benefitting further from the project by generating funding for forest protection. The matter was raised for discussion by the National Assembly’s Standing Committee which met last week in preparation for the Assembly’s upcoming fifth ordinary session.

Laos does not need new mining projects: World Bank economist

Vientiane Times, May 28, 2012

The Lao economy will not experience a sharp decline over the next few years, despite the government’s decision not to encourage new mining proposals, a senior World Bank economist has said. Ms Genevieve Boyreau made the comment on Wednesday amid concerns that the Lao economy will see a major downturn over the next few years once  the government imposes its new policy. The mining sector has made a major contribution to economic growth over the past five years and the government’s decision to call a halt to new mining investments has caused public concern.

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