In Lao PDR, on 8 October 2020, the World Habitat Day was organised by the Ministry of Public Works and Transport (MPWT) and Vientiane Mayor’s Office in collaboration with UN-Habitat, which was attended by approximately 150 representatives from relevant ministries and departments including the Department of Housing and Urban Planning (DHUP) and Information Bureau of Central Committee Party. An additional 250 provincial government officials also participated virtually from their respective offices through a video conference call.

The Minister of MPWT chaired the meeting and consultations on this year’s theme, “Housing For All: A Better Urban Future”. The meeting was co-chaired by Vice Mayor of Vientiane Capital City and UN-Habitat.

UN-Habitat shared the Executive Director’s WHD message and delivered presentations on “Housing for All” principles and ongoing shelter projects in Lao PDR.

In addition, Lao National Urban Forum (LNUF) was launched by the Minister of MPWT. The preparatory work on the LNUF was led by UN-Habitat and DHUP (MPWT).

Names and Titles of Speakers

Minister, MPWT;
Avi Sarkar, UN-Habitat Lao PDR;
Buahom Sengkhamyong, UN-Habitat, Lao PDR;
Moe Mashiko, UN-Habitat, Lao PDR

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