UXO Lao warmly welcomed Delegations of Round Table Meeting to UXO Lao Champasak province
On 22 November 2017, delegations of Round Table Meeting paid a visit to Lao National Unexploded Ordnance Programme (UXO Lao)’s site in Kaeng-Yao School, Kaeng-Yao village, Bachiengchalernsouk district, Champasak Province.
The visit to UXO Lao Champasak were led by Mr. Kikao Chanthaburi, Deputy Minister of Ministry of Planning and Investment, Mrs. Kaarina Immonen, UNDP representative in Lao PDR, ambassadors, and representatives from development partners. All delegations were warmly welcomed by Mrs. Baikham Khattiya, Deputy Minister of Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare, Governor of Bachiengchalernsouk District, Kaeng-Yao School’s director and teachers, village authorities and UXO Lao team from Vientiane and Champasak. On this occasion, Mr. Wanthong KHAMDALA, Deputy Director of UXO Lao briefed distinguished guests about UXO problem in Lao PDR, 20 years achievements and future plan of UXO Lao. Also, Mr. Thongkeo SINGHAVONG, UXO Lao Champasak Provincial Coordinator provided the information about the implementation and key achievements. Then, UXO Lao team invited all delegations to expose to mine risk education activity through soccer, puppet show, asking-answering questions about UXO and singing.
In addition, different displays and exhibitions of UXO Lao activities were available for all delegations. This includes free from explosive (no explosive) display UXO, South-South Cooperation (Laos-Cambodia) display, equipment and processes of UXO surveys, UXO clearance demonstration and Brush Cutting exhibitions.