France to help protect Laos’ cultural heritage

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Source: Vientiane Times, 20190207

via Vientiane Times, 07 Feb 2019: Heritage sites in Savannakhet and Champassak provinces to receive aid.

A French aid organisation has expressed its intention to help the Lao government protect heritage sites and infrastructure in Savannakhet and Champassak provinces.

Director General of the Heritage Department, under the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism, Mr Thongbay Phothisan, said yesterday that Agence Francaise De Developpement (AFD) has sent a team of French experts to Laos to set up a project that will preserve some of Laos’ oldest and most important buildings.

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