Posts Tagged ‘Oudomxay’
February 2nd, 2016
By: Pangthong Xayyavong, FLP CLE Lecturer and Pavina Thephithuck, Senior Legal Fellow
On the 24th January to 2nd February 2016, The Faculty of Law and Political Science Clinical Legal Education(FLP CLE) had been to the North of Laos, Luangnamtha and Oudomxay Province to do a 2days Training of Trainer (Each District) to the 29 Village Leader, in 3 District which are from Sing District, Luangnamtha Province and Lar and Namor District in Oudomxay Province. Which were support by Care International Oganization. More than 261 Village Leader attend the workshop. In this member of participants are include: Head of the Village, Duty Head of the Village, Woman’s union, Elderly, Police of the Village, Land unit in the village, Youth unit and Village mediation unit.
October 22nd, 2015
Vientiane Times, October 22, 2015.
Xayaboury province will impose restrictions on banana farms following reports which suggested that farms in several provinces had used harmful chemicals which leaked into the soil and threatened local livelihoods. Governor of the northwestern province, Mr Phongsavanh Sitthavong, recently informed the media that Xayaboury would allow only companies that had already been granted a concession to plant bananas on approved areas. New investments or the expansion of existing plantations will not be allowed.
October 16th, 2014
UNDP, 16 Sep 2014
Saravane 16th September 2014 – Food and Nutrition Security, among other off-track Millennium Development Goals, continued to be on top of the discussion agenda at this year’s provincial Round Table consultation meeting, held in Saravane from 15th to 17th of September.
More than 100 Government officials and development partners took part in the meeting to review the progress made since last year’s consultations in Luang Namtha, which resulted in the development of a multisectoral food and nutrition security action plan to address malnutrition in the country. The provincial consultation is a part of the Round Table Process and a key milestone leading up to the annual Round Table Implementation Meeting (RTIM).
October 9th, 2014
Vientiane Times, 9 Oct 2014
In the first six months of this year rubber reached the top of the list of Lao agricultural exports as the highest revenue earner after the number of rubber trees mature enough to tap increased substantially. The country exported about 16,650 tonnes of unfinished and raw rubber products to China, Vietnam and Thailand and received almost US$37 million according to an official Agriculture Department report. Other major agricultural export earners were sweetcorn, 186,000 tonnes worth US$36 million; coffee, over 7,000 tonnnes worth almost US$16 million and cassava, 50,000 tonnes worth about US$12 million.
April 23rd, 2014
Vientiane Times, 23 April 2014
A Vietnamese company has shown interest in building a rubber processing factory in Oudomxay province despite high competition from Chinese investors. The Provincial Planning and Investment Department’s investment promotion section Deputy Head, Ms Maly Panyasith told Vientiane Times on Monday that the company had proposed the idea to provincial authorities however it has yet to begin any operations.
May 22nd, 2013
Vientiane Times, 21 May, 2013
Rubber processing factories in Oudomxay province are facing unexpected problems because China is not allowing the import of rubber from Laos at the moment, causing large amounts of the material to remain in stock. Sino-Lao Rubber Company Director Mr Oun told the media recently that, after the company had invested in the building of a rubber processing factory, they encountered an export problem when China refused to allow imports of their rubber, forcing the factory to hold 270 tonnes of processed rubber, worth over one billion kip, in stock.
May 1st, 2013
Growing bananas under a contract farming arrangement with a Chinese company. Photo from Phongsaly Province (2012).
Vientiane Times, 1 May, 2013
Oudomxay provincial authorities will not issue new investment licenses for the plantation of bananas for export. The decision to impose the ban has been made after banana growing has caused negative impacts to the environment and a reduction in rice production in the province.
Deputy Head of the Provincial Agriculture and Foresty Department Mr Souvik Chanthayod told the Vientiane Timesthis week that the provincial authority has already banned new banana investment projects for two years.
February 17th, 2012
Vientiane Time, February 17, 2012
The capacity for commercial agriculture plantations to alleviate poverty in rural areas of Laos must increasingly be weighed against the potential impacts on ecosystem services, sustainability of land resources and traditional livelihoods.
The National Economic Research Institute (NERI) yesterday presented the results from a study on the economic valuation of ecosystem services for sustainable land use at a national policy workshop in Vientiane. The case study compared both the financial returns and the environmental costs of different land uses such as non-timber forest products collection, upland rice farming and maize and rubber plantations in Oudomxay province.
January 3rd, 2012
Another rubber concession has been approved despite concerns over the environmental impacts caused by industrial tree plantations. Photo from Sekong province; clearing land for a rubber concession.
Vientiane Times, January 3, 2012
The government has allocated another sizeable area of land for a Vietnamese firm to grow rubber trees despite concerns over the environmental impacts caused by industrial tree plantations. Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Dr Akhom Tounalom on Friday signed a 40-year land concession for the Lao-Viet joint venture to grow rubber trees on 131 plots of land totaling 4,739 hectares. Senior officials from the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Ministry of Planning and Investment, Ministry of Natural Resource and Environment were present at the agreement signing in Vientiane.