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Lao Young Officials Leave for Japan to Upgrade Knowledge, Skills

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Ten young Lao officials from provinces and ministries left yesterday for Japan to attend an intensive training course on Urban Environmental Management through the 2016 Training Programme for Young Leaders.

They will spend 18 days in Japan in order to participate in various programmes relating to their respective specialties.Chief Representative of the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Laos Office, Mr. Yusuke Murakami hosted a farewell reception for the ten young Lao officials on August 12 in Vientiane Capital.

“The 2016 Training Program for Young Leaders is available for a limited number of the international community’s best, brightest and most promising individuals who have shown aptitude and potential to become key policymakers and leading nation-builders in the future,” Mr. Murakami said at the farewell reception.

“This year, JICA is conducting two training programmes in response to a request from the Lao government, namely an ‘Urban Environmental Management Course’ and an equivalent ‘Agri-Business/Agri-Eco-tourism’,” he went on.

The course will provide participants with the opportunity to gain a broader range of knowledge and awareness of legal and regulatory measures taken in Japan for the improvement of the environment.

The farewell reception was attended by Deputy Permanent Secretary of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Youth Union Ms Keo Oudon Sengmanivong, and Deputy Director General of the International Cooperation Department of the Ministry of Planning and Investment Ms Saymonkham Mangnomek.

Source: KPL