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Good health and effective education go hand in hand with significant improvements in general development. School health programs are ideal vehicles to link the health and education sectors in order to achieve better results in poverty reduction and development. However, health, education and sanitation indicators are lagging behind the agreed targets of the Millennium Development Goals and other frameworks in many countries.

In Lao PDR, Many rural communities are unaware of appropriate sanitation and hygiene practices. Over 35% of population (32% of rural population) has not access to improved sanitation facilities in 2014.

Therefore, LIRE provides support to increase awareness about hygiene and access to appropriate facilities for example by constructing washing facilities in primary schools and other locations, or sewage network in Vientiane City.

Project:DEWATS Pre-Feasibility Study for Wastewater Management at Luang Prabang Agricultural College
Duration:2009
Province:Luang Prabang
Project Partner / Donors:BORDA
Project Description: This pre-feasibility study aims to assess opportunities to provide solutions for wastewater treatment for the new Agriculture School, 20 km from Luang Prabang city centre. It aims to create a demonstration site for appropriate wastewater (WW) treatment and implementation of school based sanitation with health and hygiene education.
Project:Luang Prabang Agriculture and Forestry College Erosion control of the shore adjacent to the Mekong River
Duration:2009
Province:Luang Prabang
Project Partner / Donors:Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation
MAF
Helvetas
Project Description: The aims of this sub-project were to present a diagnosis of embankment erosion adjacent to the Mekong River, and provide recommendations on mitigation strategies. The first stage of the project entailed a field survey to determine embankment quality and erosion rates. As such, the following information was gathered:
  • Overall assessment of embankment erosion
  • Identify high spots of erosion
  • Identify erosion drivers
  • Propose technical solutions for erosion control
Based on the results of the survey, LIRE was able to make recommendations to limit embankment erosion.
Project:Luang Prabang Agriculture and Forestry College Erosion control of the shore adjacent to the Mekong River
Duration:2009
Province:Luang Prabang
Project Partner / Donors:Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation
MAF
Helvetas
Project Description:

The aims for this study were to provide recommendations for water distribution to the Luang Prabang Agriculture and Forestry College (“the College”) for the purposes of agriculture, washing and cleaning, and drinking. Initially, LIRE conducted a survey to determine the status quo capacity of the water distribution system at the College. As such, information was gathered pertaining to the following:

  • Location and quality of all existing water distribution equipment, such as tanks, piping and pumps;
  • Extents of the distribution system including the amount of water required for each purpose;
  • Potential locations for potential water distribution equipment; and
  • Proposed future expansion of the system.
Based on the results of the survey, LIRE was able to make recommendations to provide water distribution options to suit the capacity of the College as it is forecasted for the year 2020.
  • 2009: DEWATS Pre-Feasibility Study for Wastewater Management at Luang Prabang Agricultural College - PDF (1,17 MB)
  • 2009: Erosion control of the shore adjacent to the Mekong River - PDF (1,43 MB)
  • 2009: Luang Prabang Agriculture and Forestry College - Water Distribution and Purification - PDF in Lao (2,89 MB)