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Nutritional integration programme launched in Khammouane

A signing ceremony of the Memorandum of Understanding for the nutritional integration programme to be carried out in two districts of Ngommalat and Xaybouathong, Khammouan province was held here on Tuesday.

Khammouan’s Vice Governor Keo-Udon Boutsingkhone, Director of Provincial Health Department Kenchan Thongsavath, Acting Director of Suphanimit International Organization to Laos Ashit Kumar and representatives from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Health officials witnessed the signing ceremony.

The nutritional integration program was supported by the International Organization in Laos, targeting in two districts of Ngommalat and Xaybouathong covering 13 villages in each district.

The main objective of the program is to contribute to the 9th Socio-Economic Development Plan (2021-2025) by speeding up the improvement of maternal and child health and ending hunger, achieving food security and improving nutrition and promoting sustainable agriculture and the national program on improving nutrition in the field of the Ministry of Health to create convenient conditions for households and increase nutrition in the targeted villages and towns of the project.

The project will run 2022-2025 starting from the date of signing the memorandum of understanding has a total value of 983,209 US dollars, of which Xaybouathong is 533,008 US dollars and Ngommalat is 450,201 US dollars.


Source: Lao News Agency


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