The Government of Japan has agreed to provide a grant totaling US$ 679,611 in support of UXO Lao operations in the provinces of Sekong and Attapue for 2010. The Grant Contract of the project was signed on 25th January 2010 in Vientiane Between Lao National UXO Programme Director Mr. Bounpone Sayasenh and Ambassador of Japan to the Lao PDR H.E. Mr. Masaaki Miyashita, witnessed by Vice Minister of Labour and Social Welfare Mr. Laolee Faiphengyoua and UNDP Resident Representative Assistant Mr. Iori KATO.. The grant will be channelled through the UXO Trust Fund for Lao PDR managed by UNDP.
The Handover Ceremony of 4 Vallon UXO Detectors from Polish Government to UXO LAO was held on October 16, 2009 in UXO Lao Sepon District, Savannakhet Province between Dr.Jerzy Bayer, Polish Ambassador to Lao PDR and Mr. Bounpone Sayasenh, Lao National UXO Programme Director, as witnessed by the staff of both sides. The 4 Vallon UXO Detectors, worth EUR 10,729 will be used by UXO LAO Clearance teams in Savannakhet Province to replace some old detectors.