Vientiane, 18th December 2017. Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) organized the 5th Project Review Committee (PRC), focused on reviewing the implementation of Regional Economic Integration of Laos into ASEAN, Trade and Entrepreneurship and Development Project (RELATED) and Initiative for ASEAN Integration (IAI).

The meeting was chaired by Mr. Sirisamphanh Vorachith, Director General, Department of Planning and Cooperation, Ministry of Industry and Commerce (MoIC), and co-chaired by Ms. Selma Ulrichs, Portfolio Manager, GIZ Office in Lao PDR together with over 40 representatives from line governments and development agencies participated the meeting.

The purpose of meeting was to review the project’s implementation progress and activities in the past six months. In addition, the meeting was designed for a presentation and discussions on key work plan of the project for 2018 in order to seek preliminary agreements from relevant agencies before submitting work plans to the Program Executive Committee (PEC) for consideration and endorsements in early of next year.

Both RELATED and IAI are projects that aims at providing assistance to Lao PDR in terms of taking advantage of potentials and reducing economic risks of the ASEAN Economic Community. 

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