Project Reference Profiles – Lao PDR(LA09) WW + SW Treatment Capacity Building Project for City Env Improvement in Lao PDR

At a Glance

Strategic Outcomes SO2, SO3
Start Date Q1  July 26, 2019
End Date q1 Dec 31 2024
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 660,963
Budget Percentage 58%
Actual Expenditure (USD) 381,490
Status Active
GGGI Share (USD) 0
Poverty and Gender Policy Markers poverty
Name of Client (Lead/Prime implementer if GGGI is part of a consortium) Ministry of Public Works and Transport
Participating Organization (Funding/donor) KOICA
Name of consortium members, if any BORDA
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities

Project context, objectives and description

The situation for the management of solid waste and wastewater is weak in Lao PDR. Current policies are focused on promoting full coverage of waste collection without a comprehensive approach to solid waste management. There are no centralized sewerage systems and cities rely on individual investments in onsite sanitation. Poor sanitation is not only bad for the environment, but it also leads to serious public health issues, disease, stunting and economic losses. 

The project objective to support the Government of Lao PDR to operationalize the national priorities on urban development and further guide implementation of the new urban planning through complementary activities that together aim to address both immediate needs to improve access to and quality of urban solid waste and wastewater services as well as build capacity within leading government institutions to guide sustainable urban development into the future. 

Activities of the project are i.) Development of Green Cities Vision and Action Plan for Vientiane and Pakse ii.) Development of implementation strategy for solid waste management in Vientiane iii.) Deployment of waste-to-resource initiatives and facilities in Vientiane iv.) Development of implementation strategy for wastewater management in Pakse v.) Deployment of wastewater management facilities (DEWATS and FSM) in Pakse vi.) Improvement of National Urban Sanitation Strategy .

Type of services provided, and results achieved

Impact: Enhancement of Lao PDR capacity to manage green city development and improvement of access to sustainable solid waste and wastewater management services. 

Outcome: N/A 

Project Outputs completed in 2019: 

i. Green Growth Policies:N/A

ii. Green Investments:N/A

iii. Capacity Building and Knowledge Products: 

  • 1 Capacity building activity in the form of a workshop to help Lao PDR move toward the development of Green Cities by improving public health and sanitation, increasing access to waste management services and wastewater treatment and creating green jobs. 

Number of staff provided

Project Manager: Jaeseung Lee 

Annaka Peterson, Christophe Assicot, Shomi Kim, Ankit Bhatt


Rwanda Green Building Minimum Compliance System Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting
Rwanda Green Building Minimum Compliance System

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Hướng dẫn phát triển Đô thị xanh Viet Nam  • Green Cities  • Cross Cutting
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Viet Nam  • Green Cities  • Cross Cutting

Thematic Areas
Project Reference Profiles – Mongolia(MN08) Sectoral Analysis for NDC Update 2020 – Agriculture and IPPU
Start Date Q1 Jan 1 2019
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 89,682
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
News • May 20, 2019

Core Training on Climate Change Integration into Urban Development in Lao PDR

On May 13-14, the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) held a two-day technical training for city stakeholders with funding support from the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA). Participants from several ministries were joined by provincial and district level representatives from Vientiane Capital, Khammouane, Savannakhet, Champasack, and Luang […]