Japan Handed Over Training Center’s Buildings to UXO Lao to support UXO Lao Operation

In the morning on October 12, 2017, Lao National Unexploded Ordnance Programme (UXO Lao) held Hand Over Ceremony of UXO Lao Training Center Buildings under the project of technical transfer to UXO Lao and rebuilding the training center supporting UXO Lao operation supported by the government of Japan through Japan Mine Action Service (JMAS) totaling value of US $2.6 million in Vientiane.

Handed over by H.E. Mr. Takeshi HIKIHARA, Japanese Ambassador to Lao PDR and received by H.E. Dr. Khampheng Xaysompheng, Minister of Labour and Social Welfare with attendance of representatives from Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare, Ministry of Planning and Investment, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, US Embassy in Lao PDR, UNDP,JMAS,  JICA, Naxaythong district authority, Elay vill   age authority, Construction Company, UXO clearance operators and UXO Lao.

For this support, the government of Japan granted totaling value of US $ 2.6 million under the project of Rebuilding the UXO Lao Training Center and Technical Transfer to UXO Lao  through JMAS.

UXO Lao and JMAS started cooperation since 2006 and there were total of 4 projects were implemented together, totaling value of more than US $10 million.

Especially for cooperative project between UXO Lao and JMAS during 2014-2017, UXO Lao was support for rebuilding including: 1 class room building, 1 dormitory, 1 office, 1 kitchen and dining room, and 1 toilet and other facilities totaling value of US $2.6 million. Besides that, under this project, UXO Lao 235 field staffs had been trained on bomb cutting with electric saw course. This contributes directly and importantly to UXO Lao operation and creating good environment for training and capacity building for UXO Lao staff. By using this technique, it will enhance efficiency and speed-up on UXO clearance operation to aim at contributing to achieve development goals of the Lao government and international convention that Lao PDR is a state parties.

Besides implementing this project, UXO Lao and JMAS also implement using cluster munitions destroying machines together that has been implementing in Xiengkhuang province for 2 years. This technique is modern and being used to destroy cluster munitions.

This support from the government of Japan will help UXO Lao to be able to operates UXO clearance more efficiently and also support rural development and poverty eradication in Lao PDR step by step.     

ພະນະທ່ານ ນາຍົກລັດຖະມົນຕີ ແຫ່ງ ສປປ ລາວ ຢ້ຽມຢາມໂຄງການເກັບກູ້ລະເບີດແຫ່ງຊາດ ປະຈໍາແຂວງຊຽງຂວາງ

H.E. Prime Minister of the Lao PDR paid a visit to UXO Lao Xiengkhuang Province

ໃນຕອນເຊົ້າມື້ນີ້, ພະນະທ່ານ ທອງລຸນ ສີສຸລິດ, ນາຍົກລັດຖະມົນຕີ ແຫ່ງ ສປປ ລາວ ພ້ອມດ້ວຍຄະນະ ຈາກຂັ້ນສູນກາງ ແລະ ຂັ້ນແຂວງ ໄດ້ໃຫ້ກຽດ ຢ້ຽມຢາມຫ້ອງການໂຄງການເກັບກູ້ລະເບີດແຫ່ງຊາດ ປະຈໍາ ແຂວງ ຊຽງຂວາງ.

ພ້ອມດຽວກັນນັ້ນ, ພະນະທ່ານ ນາຍົກລັດຖະມົນຕີ ກໍ່ໄດ້ລົງຢ້ຽມຢາມສະໜາມເກັບກູ້ລະເບີດບໍ່ທັນແຕກ ທີ່ ບ້ານ ຍວນທອງ ເມືອງແປກ ເພື່ອຮັບຊົມ ການປະຕິບັດວຽກງານພາກສະໜາມໃນການແກ້ໄຂບັນຫາລະເບີດບໍ່ທັນແຕກ ຂອງພະນັກງານໂຄງການເກັບກູ້ລະເບີດແຫ່ງຊາດ ປະຈໍາ ແຂວງ ຊຽງຂວາງ. ໃນໂອກາດນີ້ ພະນະທ່ານ ນາຍົກລັດຖະມົນຕີ ກໍ່ໄດ້ທໍາລາຍລະເບີດບໍ່ທັນແຕກໃນສະໜາມ ດ້ວຍຕົວທ່ານເອງອີກດ້ວຍ.

ໂຄງການເກັບກູ້ລະເບີດແຫ່ງຊາດ ຂໍຂອບໃຈ ພະນະທ່ານ ນາຍົກລັດຖະມົນຕີ ທີ່ໃຫ້ກຽດມາຢ້ຽມຢາມພວກເຮົາໃນຄັ້ງນີ້ຢ່າງສຸດໃຈ.

 

This morning, His Excellency Mr. Thongloun SISOULITH, Prime Minister of the Lao PDR and his delegation from central and provincial authorities paid a visit to UXO Lao Xiengkhuang Province.

At the same time, Prime Minister Thongloun also visited UXO Lao’s clearance site in Nyuane Thong Village of Pek District to see UXO Lao field staff working on the site to addressing UXO issues. On this occasion, Prime Minster Thongloun also helped UXO Lao team to demolished UXOs at the site by himself.

UXO Lao would like to wholeheartedly thanks Prime Minister Thongloun for visiting us today.

ຄກລ ຕ້ອນຮັບຄະນະສະມາຊິກພັກຂັ້ນສູງຂອງ ສະຫະລັດອາເມລິກາ ທີ່ແຂວງ ຫຼວງພະບາງ

     UXO Lao Welcomed U.S. High-Level Political Party at Louang Prabang Province

ໃນວັນສຸກທີ່ຜ່ານມາ, 28 ກໍລະກົດ 2017, ໂຄງການເກັບກູ້ລະເບີດແຫ່ງຊາດ ໄດ້ຕ້ອນຮັບຄະນະສະມາຊິກພັກຂັ້ນສູງຂອງ ສະຫະລັດອາເມລິກາ; ທ່ານ ເອກອັກຄະ ລັດຖະທູດ ສະຫະລັດອາເມລິກາ ປະຈໍາ ສປປ ລາວ ແລະ ຄະນະຈາກກະຊວງທີ່ກ່ຽວຂ້ອງຂັ້ນສູນກາງຂອງ ສປປ ລາວ ທີ່ມາຢ້ຽມຢາມ ສູນຢ້ຽມຢາມໂຄງການເກັບກູ້ລະເບີດ ຢູ່ທີ່ ແຂວງ ຫຼວງພະບາງ.

Last Friday, July 28, 2017, UXO Lao welcomed the U.S. Delegation High Level Political Party; U.S. Ambassador to the Lao PDR and Lao Government staff from Ministry concerned visited to UXO Visitor Center in Louang Prabang Province.

ໃນໂອກາດນີ້, ຄະນະຜູ້ແທນທີ່ມາຢ້ຽມຢາມ ໄດ້ຮັບຟັງການລາຍງານຫຍໍ້ຈາກທ່ານ ຫຸມພັນ ຈັນທະວົງ, ຫົວໜ້າ ຫ້ອງການໂຄງການເກັບກູ້ລະເບີດແຫ່ງຊາດ ປະຈໍາແຂວງ ຫຼວງພະບາງ ກ່ຽວກັບ ສະພາບບັນຫາລະເບີດບໍ່ທັນແຕກທີ່ຕົກຄ້າງຢູ່ທີ່ແຂວງ ຫຼວງພະບາງ, ພ້ອມທັງຜົນສໍາເລັດຂອງວຽກງານຕ່າງໆ ນັບຕັ້ງແຕ່ ຫ້ອງການ ໂຄງການເກັບກູ້ລະເບີດແຫ່ງຊາດ ປະຈໍາ ແຂວງ ຫຼວງພະບາງ ໄດ້ສ້າງຕັ້ງຂຶ້ນໃນປີ 1998 ຈົນເຖິງປະຈຸບັນ.

On this occasion, the delegation was briefed by Mr. Houmphanh Chanthavong, Director of UXO Lao Louang Prabang Office about the UXO problems in Louang Prabang Province and UXO Lao works in Louang Prabang, detailing progress so far of operations and achievements since UXO Lao Louang Prabang Office was established in 1998 to present.

ພາຍຫຼັງຄະນະຜູ້ແທນໄດ້ທ່ຽວຊົມຫ້ອງວາງສະແດງລູກລະເບີດເປົ່າ ຢູ່ທີ່ ສູນຢ້ຽມຢາມໂຄງການເກັບກູ້ລະເບີດແລ້ວ ກໍ່ໄດ້ເດີນທາງໄປຍັງສະໜາມເກັບກູ້ລະເບີດ ທີ່ ບ້ານ ພິກໃຫຍ່, ເມືອງ ຫຼວງພະບາງ. ການຢ້ຽມຢາມສະໜາມ ແມ່ນໃຊ້ເວລາຢູ່ 40 ນາທີ ເພື່ອຮັບຟັງການລາຍງານຫຍໍ້ ກ່ຽວກັບ ຂະບວນການໃນການເຮັດວຽກ ຂອງໂຄງການເກັບກູ້ລະເບີດແຫ່ງຊາດ ເຊິ່ງລາຍງານໂດຍນັກວິຊາການທໍາລາຍລະເບີດຂັ້ນສູງຂອງ ຄກລ ແຂວງ ຫຼວງພະບາງ. ຈາກນັ້ນ ຄະນະຜູ້ແທນ ກໍ່ໄດ້ ເຂົ້າຊົມສະໜາມເກັບກູ້ລະເບີດ ເພື່ອເບິ່ງລະເບີດທີ່ທີມງານເກັບກູ້ ສາມາດກວດພົບໄດ້ໃນມື້ນັ້ນ, ກ່ອນເດີນທາງກັບ ຕາງໜ້າຄະນະຜູ້ແທນ 1 ທ່ານ ໄດ້ທໍາລາຍ ລະເບີດລູກຫວ່ານ ຫຼື ລະເບີດບົ່ມບີ່ (ປະເພດ BLU 26), ຈໍານວນ 09 ໜ່ວຍ ຢູ່ທີ່ສະໜາມແຫ່ງນັ້ນອີກດ້ວຍ.

ໂຄງການເກັບກູ້ລະເບີດແຫ່ງຊາດ ຂໍສະແດງຄວາມຂອບໃຈມາຍັງຄະນະຜູ້ແທນຈາກສະຫະລັດອາເມລິກາ ທີ່ໃຫ້ກຽດມາຢ້ຽມຢາມໃນຄັ້ງນີ້ ແລະ ຫວັງວ່າຈະໄດ້ຕ້ອນຮັບ ການມາຢ້ຽມຢາມອີກໃນຄັ້ງຕໍ່ໆໄປ.

Once all delegation finished touring around and see display of all type of UXOs (Free From Explosive) at the visitor center, all delegation was then travelled to a UXO clearance site in Phik Gnai Village, Louangprabang District. The delegation spent 40 minutes at the site listened to UXO Lao’s operations processes which briefed by a senior EOD, followed by exploring the site to see UXO in which the clearance team have found on that day. Before leaving, one of the delegation also helped clearance team to demolished 9 items of BLU-26 cluster munitions or bombies on that site.

UXO Lao would like to express our sincere thanks to the U.S. Delegation for this visit and sincerely hope to welcome again for the next visits.

UXO LAO – CMAC SUCCESSFUL COMPLETED THE FOURTH ON-THE-JOB-TRAINING

  The fourth theme of exchange focused on “Technology Application  and Methodology Development; Survey and Clearance and SOP”  and was carried out through four-weeks-on-the-job-training, including   two weeks in Cambodia and two weeks in Lao PDR

 There were 11 participants attending the whole course of four-week   on-the-job-training, 5 for CMAC and 6 for UXO Lao and they are  working  core persons  who are working in operation sections in CMAC  and UXO  Lao Headquarters and  Provincial offices/Demining units.

 The first session took place from 24th April – 5th June 2016 at CMAC   Headquarters in  Phnom Penh, Demining Unit 5 and UXO site visit in   Kompong Cham province, Technical  Institute of Mine Action and   Harvesting Program Site in Kompong Chhnang  province. The second   session in Laos took place from 22nd May – 02nd June 2016 at UXO Lao Headquarters in Vientiane and Xiengkhuang Province.

In addition to the training program, both sides organized for city sightseeing on weekends of the first week of training, participants were given a chance to visit various tourist and historical sites in Siem Reap province, Vientiane capital and Xiengkhuang province.

On the last day, all training participants had share what they have gained from four-week on-the-job-training with UXO Lao and CMAC management, along with Senior representatives of JICA Lao office and representative from JICA Cambodia office. At the end of the closing ceremony, certificates of completion were distributed to all training participants, handed-over by UXO Lao Director Mr. Thiphasone SOUKHATHAMMAVONG, and H.E. Mr. Ek BOLIN, Director of Support and Human Resource of CMAC and Mr. Shunsuke SAKUDO, Senior Representative of JICA in Lao PDR at UXO Lao Headquarter.

 

Dr. Khampheng XAYSOMPHENG paid a visit to UXO Lao in Xiengkhuang

Between 28 – 31 March 2017, His Excellency Dr. Khampheng XAYSOMPHENG, Labour and Social Welfare Minister and Prof. Dr. Chaleun YEARPAOHER, Minister to the Prime Minister Office, Government’s Spokesman and delegations visited to Vientiane, Xaysomboun, Xiengkhuang and Huaphanh Provinces to steer the works of labour and social welfare.

On this occasion, Minister and his delegations also paid a visit to UXO Lao Xiengkhuang Province and its clearance site.

Photo credit to: Labour and Social Welfare Information’s Facebook Page.

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