UN-HABITAT, ADB and government of Lao PDR agree on the benefits and synergy of a partnership. The dialogue with the government and ADB, has already resulted in agreement on a joint initiative on the recently approved ADB-funded Northern and Central Regions Water Supply Development Project. UN-HABITAT will be providing $0.5 million capacity building assistance to this $25 million project for water supply and sanitation improvements in secondary towns. The capacity building will cover aspects such as operation and maintenance, customer relations, household sanitation, community participation in operation and maintenance, accounting and management, the development of community action teams, and land acquisition and resettlement.
The Capacity Building Initiative will cover:
- Operation and maintenance
- Customer relations
- household sanitation
- community participation in operation and maintenance,
- accounting and management
- Development of Community action teams
- Land Management
In line with the emerging strategic framework for collaboration between ADB and UN-HABITAT, and building on the success of the joint initiative for the Northern and Central Regions Water Supply Development Project.