Technical seminar on Natural Disaster Protection and the construction of road tunnels in Lao PDR

 On 13 February 2013, a technical seminar on Natural Disaster Protection (Bank Protection) and the construction of road tunnels in Lao PDR, was held at Meeting Room number 1 of MPWT. The seminar was honored to be attended by Mr. Bounchanh Sinthavong, Vice Minister of MPWT, and Mr. Isamu Bito from Ministry of Land Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism of Japan. The seminar was also attended by Permanent Secretariat Office; heads and deputies from Cabinet and the departments of Personal, Inspection, Planning and Cooperation, Roads and Bridges, Chamber of Science and Technology, the Road Fund, National University of Laos, Vientiane Capital and Provincial Departments of Public Works and Transport, Survey and Design, Rural Roads and River Transport, and. One representative from each  of State Enterprise No. 8; No.20; Construction and Communication; and LTEC, and Construction Materials Testing service also attended. In total, participants numbered about 70 persons

In the seminar, guideline for tree planting to resist bank erosion in Lao was presented and discussed in 4 parts being:

1.      General application

2.      Type of bank erosion

3.      Tree planting to resist road bank erosion

4.      Planning and Construction for road bank erosion

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