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									                GMS Sustainable Tourism Development Project in Lao PDR
                              ADB Grant - 0117 Lao [SF]

                              PCU Quarterly Progress Report 3
                             1 October 2009 – 31 December 2009


1.      Introduction
Grant Data: ADB Grant 0117 Lao [SF]
Grant Amount: US$ 10 million
Estimated Project Cost: USD ($) 10.99 million
Date of Grant Effectiveness: 30 March 2009
Project Implementation Period: 1 April 2009 – 31 December 2013 (54 months)
Time Elapsed Since Grant Effectiveness: 9 months (16.6%; 9 of 54 months)
Overall Implementation Progress: 20.84 %

Project Budget
ADB: 10,000,000 US$
Government Contribution: 994,276.98 US$
Total: 10,994,276.98 US$

Expenditure projection for this 3-month reporting period: 531,342.50 US$
Government contribution : 13,500 US$
Budget spent for this 3 month reporting period: 433,914.63 US$
Government contribution : 24,371.08 US$
Cumulative expenditure since Grant effectiveness
  Q1: 431,433.12
+ Q2: 423,126.35
+ Q3: 433,914.63
= 1,288,474.10 US$ or 11.72% of $10,994,277

Project Scope:
The GMS Sustainable Tourism Development Project (GMS-STDP) in Lao PDR is mainly
financed by a US$ 10 million grant from the Asian Development Bank with additional budgetary
resources of $0.87 million sourced from the Government of Lao PDR. The Lao National Tourism
Administration (LNTA) is the executing agency responsible for the coordination, management
and implementation of the project in the 9 target provinces of Champasak, Salavanh,
Savannakhet, Vientiane Province, Houaphanh, Oudomxay, Sayabouli, Bokeo and Luang Namtha.

The expected impacts of the Project are the development of a sustainable, culturally and
environmentally sound, pro-poor approach to tourism in the GMS and the preservation of natural
and cultural heritage. Expected project outcomes in Lao PDR are poverty reduction, sustainable
development, protection of the natural and cultural heritage and protection of vulnerable groups
from exploitation. To achieve this goal the project seeks to enhance the protection and
conservation of natural, cultural and urban heritage assets of importance for tourism; increase
tourism‟s contribution to poverty reduction by expanding the traditional community-based tourism
approach to include tourism-related supply and value chains interventions; improve the
facilitation of tourism along the economic corridors by improving services and management of
tourist attractions found there; raise public sector official‟s tourism management skills at the
national, provincial, district and site level; improve service and hygiene standards among staff in
small to medium hospitality enterprises; and enhance local private sector participation in small
and medium scale tourism enterprise investment and operation.

There are 5 parts of the project in Lao PDR:
Part 1.A: Biodiversity Conservation and Protection through Tourism at the Siphandone Wetland
Part 1.B: Urban Environment Protection and Management - Vang Vieng Town Waste Water
Centralization and Treatment
Part 2: Pro-Poor Tourism Development in Salavanh, Vientiane Province, Houaphanh, Oudomxay,
Sayabouli and Bokeo
Part 3: Facilitation of Tourism on the North-South (Part 3.A) and East-West (Part 3.B) Economic
Corridors
Part 4: Human Resource Development
Part 5: Institutional Strengthening and Implementation Assistance

The GMS-STDP also includes the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam where the project shares the
same goal and expected outcomes. Implementation, coordination and management of the
project in Viet Nam is the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism in 5 target provinces of Bac
Kan, Cao Bang, Quang Binh, Quang Tri, and Thua Tien Hue. The East-West Economic Corridor
traverses Quang Tri and Savannakhet provinces in Central Lao PDR and Central Viet Nam.
Other target provinces that share common borders are Thua Tien Hue in central Viet Nam and
Salavanh in southern Lao PDR.

This report concerns project progress in Lao PDR only.

Summary of Project Progress:
Implementation of the GMS Sustainable tourism development project in Lao PDR is proceeding
smoothly, and in general, the project is on track to achieve or exceed its expected outcomes. The
Lao National Tourism Administration is effectively fulfilling its role as the project‟s executing
agency and has established project supervisory, financial, and technical and personnel
administration systems that meet ADB and Lao Government (GoL) guidelines.

Adequate facilities have been established at the LNTA headquarters in Vientiane, 9 Provincial
Tourism Departments and Vang Vieng Urban Management Authority to house the PCU and 10
PIU‟s. Computers, vehicles and office equipment and supplies have been provided to each
PIU/PCU to facilitate project logistics and implementation. Each PIU/PCU is staffed with a
contingent of at least 4 civil servants and sub-contractors to implement and administer the project.

International and Domestic consultants have been contracted by the EA as needed and on
schedule. A complete list of project staff and consultants that have been involved with the project
since its inception is shown in attachment D. Consultants are effectively fulfilling their role to build
the capacity of the EA and PIU‟s to implement the project and are providing both advisory
services and hands-on assistance to ensure project activity implementation meets set targets,
and project administration is in-line with ADB and GoL requirements.

While individual consultants and the Firm Lao Consultants Group have been recruited on
schedule, the preparation of construction drawings and cost estimates is proceeding slower than
anticipated because of the high number of proposed works/structures that need to be designed
and costed. It is anticipated that the Procurement plan will need to be adjusted slightly to
accommodate delays in advertising bidding documents. The proposed amended Procurement
Plan shown in section 5 of this report reflects the anticipated delays/adjustments in procuring civil
works contractors.

Project progress by weighted activity is 20.84% as calculated in attachment A [excel filename//
weighted implementation table-GMS-STDP in Lao PDR]. Figure 1 illustrates the percentage of
project progress relative to percentage of project funds disbursed and time elapsed.

A record participation and outcomes of project-supported training activities and workshops is
shown in attachment B. A complete record of the percentage of activity outputs achieved for APP
2 (from 1 October 2009 – 31 December 2009) versus activity targets, including gender
disaggregated data, is summarized in attachment C.

A review of attachments B and C shows that the PCU and PIU‟s met or exceeded most individual
activity targets, however, all the activities in the ambitious work plan were not completed on
schedule due to heavy PIU/PCU workloads associated with preparations for the SEA Games
Athletic competition in Vientiane from 9 – 18 December 2009. Postponement of Q.3 activities to
Q.4 still do fall into the current APP timeframe and it is expected the PCU/PIU‟s will be able to
make up for lost time during Q.4.
As reported above, in general the project is making solid progress, but the large number of PIU‟s,
complicated ADB and GoL administrative requirements, ambitious work plan and geographically
disbursed project target areas is both challenging and exhausting project staff and consultants.
PIU‟s generally low capacity and a lack of experience to plan for and develop stainable tourism
independently without assistance from project consultants exacerbates this challenge.


 Figure 1. GMS-STDP in Lao PDR: Time elapsed, disbursement and weighted activity progress
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              40                                                       Disbursement
                                                                       Weighted Progress
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                    1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
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2.                 Project Organization and Management

Implementation Arrangements:
The Lao National Tourism Administration (LNTA) has appointed a Vice – Chairman of the LNTA
to serve as the Lao PDR representative on the project‟s Subregional Project Steering Committee.
No Subregional Steering Committee meetings or STDP technical exchanges were held during
this reporting period because of delays in launching the project in Viet Nam. A project progress
report was given at the GMS Tourism Working Group in Hoi Anh, Vietnam in early November.

At the national level, the National Project Director (Director-general of the LNTA‟s Department of
Planning and Cooperation) serves as the National Project Steering Committee Chairman and
members of relevant organizations (Planning and Investment, Foreign Affairs, Prime Minister‟s
Office, Finance, Water Resource and Environment Agency and Vice-Governors from
participating provinces) have appointed representatives to the National Project Steering
Committee. The next 6-month project review and planning meeting is scheduled for the end of
March 2010.

At the provincial level in 9 provinces, Provincial Steering Committees are established and chaired
by the Deputy Provincial Governor. This committee is comprised of related Departments
(Transport, Environment, Culture and Information, Planning and Investment) and district
authorities.

Establishment of village tourism committees and service groups has been completed in 7 of the
project‟s 9 target provinces, involving approximately 40 of the projects 47 main target
communities.

Establishment of PCU and PIU’s: A project PCU with 3 full time supervisors & 3 staff has been
established in the Lao National Tourism Administration headquarters building in Vientiane and 10
PIU‟s established in 9 provinces. Vientiane Province has two PIU‟s – one embedded in the
Provincial Tourism Department to implement and manage part 2 of the project and one
embedded in the Vang Vieng Urban Management Authority to manage part 1 B of the project.
Each PIU is staffed with 4-5 individuals seconded from the Provincial Tourism Department or
Urban Management Authorities (for Vang Vieng). A roster of PCU and PIU staff and project
consultants active during this reporting period is shown in attachment D. Equipment and
materials to outfit each PIU has been purchased as needed and within budgetary resources
available. Requests to purchase additional project-related equipment will be made to ADB on an
as-needed basis for the remainder of the project.

Organization and Staffing of PCU and PIU’s: The PCU consists of a National Project Director,
National Project Manager, Financial Controller, Accountant, Secretary and Administration
Assistant. Each of the 10 project PIU‟ is staffed by a PIU Director, PIU Manager, Accountant, and
1-2 Technical Officers that meet the requirements outlined in Job Descriptions included in the
Project Administrative Memorandum (PAM).

3.       Assessment of Implementation Progress
Part 1.A: Biodiversity Conservation and Protection through Tourism at the Siphandone
Wetland: The main accomplishments under part 1.A include finalization of Lao language
translations of the Tourism Master Plan for the Siphandone Wetlands and district and community
level information and education seminars about sustainable tourism and sanitation. One skills
training on value-adding to locally produced palm sugar was held in Ban Hin Siew, a community
being supported by the project‟s tourism-related supply chain development facility. Research
and publication of the 200 page Lao-language historic textbook „Siphandone – Past and Present‟
was completed in November and 1,000 copies of the book printed in December.

Based on initial engineering and topographic surveys, the Firm (Lao Consulting Group) is
finalizing construction design for Nakasang, Don Det and Don Khone. Implementation/updating
of the project‟s Resettlement Plan for Siphandone Wetlands is proceeding as planned, including
detailed community consultation and explanation of the project‟s Grievance Redress Mechanism
that will be applied to all project interventions involving large-scale civil works.

Part 1.B: Urban Environment Protection and Management - Vang Vieng Town Waste Water
Centralization and Treatment: The Lao and English versions of the document “Town Master
Plan for Vang Vieng Town & its Environs 2010 – 2020 have been refined following the final
stakeholders consultative meeting held in Vang Vieng on 9 November 2009. The English version
of the Master Plan may be downloaded at http://www.stdplaos.com/reports.html. To support the
Master Plan‟s (and the project‟s) proposed Environmental Awareness campaign, a poster and
booklet to underpin the Town slogan “Vang Vieng – A Clean Green, Safe and Friendly Town” is
being designed and will be distributed in Vang Vieng during Q. 4.

Following initial engineering surveys carried out in Vang Vieng in September 2009, the Firm is
now preparing detailed construction drawings, cost estimates, environmental surveys and
assessing whether or not there are any compensation issues in Vang Vieng.

Part 2: Pro-Poor Tourism Development in Salavanh, Vientiane Province, Houaphanh,
Oudomxay, Sayabouli and Bokeo: During this quarter PIU‟s mainly focused on preparing
individual CBT site development/infrastructure plans including a development plan for Tad Lo
Waterfall in Salavanh, site surveys at Vat Don Keo and Khoun Lang Cave in Vientiane, the
Viengthong Hot spring and Saloei Waterfall development plan (Houaphanh), Ban Yor Handicraft
Market in Oudomxay, Houay Kang Medicinal Plants Preserve and Community Spa Facilities in
Sayabouli and the Nam Fa Hot Springs in Bokeo. All of the project‟s target villages identified in
the Baseline Report have now taken part in a tourism awareness seminar and established
community service and local product support groups. District authorities in all areas where the
project is active have also participated in Tourism Awareness Seminars implemented by the
project. Local Community Panels (with a designated village “tourism officer” have been
established in each target village and all districts have at least one District Tourism Officer or
Tourism Coordinator to serve as the official contact point for project/ tourism related issues at the
district level.
Part 3.A: Facilitation of Tourism on the North-South Economic Corridor:
The NSEC Thematic Interpretation Plan & Strategy to Encourage Tourists to Stay Longer on the
North-South Economic Corridor has been translated into Lao and accepted in principle by the
Luang Namtha and Bokeo Provincial Authorities and LNTA. As in all project areas identified in
the baseline report, target villages and district officials have taken part in tourism awareness
seminars and established community service and local product support groups. Local
Community Panels (with a designated village “tourism officer” have been established in each
target village and all districts have at least one District Tourism Officer or Tourism Coordinator to
serve as the official contact point for project/ tourism related issues at the district level.

Following initial engineering surveys that were carried out along the NSEC in September 2009,
the Firm is now preparing detailed construction drawings, cost estimates, environmental surveys
and assessing whether or not there are any compensation issues in Luang Namtha and Bokeo.
The baseline environmental survey for the Nam Eng Cave will be carried out in March 2010.

Design of small civil works (fencing & signage) and equipment supply (tables and vendor kiosks)
to improve the Night Market in Luang Namtha is being handled by the Luang Namtha PIU directly.
It is expected that all works/equipment supply for this NSEC site will be completed by April 2010.

Part 3.B Facilitation of Tourism on East-West Economic Corridor: Following provincial/LNTA
accepted in principle of the Thematic Interpretation Plan & Strategy to Encourage Tourists to
Stay Longer on the East-West Economic Corridor in Savannakhet, the PIU prepared text for the
guidebook „Savannakhet Historic Trail” and exhibition panels for the Savannakhet Tourist
Information Centre. It is expected 5,000 copies of the guide will be published in March 2010. As
in all project areas identified in the baseline report, target villages and district officials have taken
part in tourism awareness seminars and established community service and local product
support groups. Local Community Panels (with a designated village “tourism officer” have been
established in each target village and all districts have at least one District Tourism Officer or
Tourism Coordinator to serve as the official contact point for project/ tourism related issues at the
district level.

Following initial engineering surveys were carried out along the EWEC in September 2009, now
preparing detailed construction drawings, cost estimates, environmental surveys and assessing
whether or not there are any compensation issues in Phine District where the project‟s EWEC
Tourism Service Center will be constructed.


Part 4: Human Resource Development Component:
Based on recommendations in the project‟s Human Resource Development Action Plan and the
project work plan, physical improvements to the LNTA‟s Tourism and Hospitality Training Centre
are underway, mainly involving improvements to the LNTA‟s main training room and provision of
equipment for the Mobile Hospitality Training Team. LNTA has taken the lead in organizing a
national “HRD in the Tourism Sector” network to exchange ideas on how to harmonize national
tourism and hospitality training curricula. Members of this network participated in a study tour to
educational institutions in Thailand during December 2009.

English language training for LNTA and PIU staff has been launched in Vientiane and project
provinces, with 10 officials/local stakeholders targeted in each province along with 40 LNTA
officials.

During this quarter, the LNTA contracted local experts to draft training manuals on (i) tourist site
planning; (ii) mobile hospitality team training; (iii) tour guide training and; (iv) tourism statistics.
These and other manuals will be published begi8nning in March 2010, and used to support
training of master trainers and later in cascade trainings for public officials and private sector,
small-scale tourism and hospitality operators. Training of Master Trainers, and cascade
training will also be supported by the HRD web-based knowledge center that is being designed
as part of the www.stdplaos.com website. Web pages that host the center will be published by
March2010.
Part 5: Institutional Strengthening and Implementation Assistance:
As reported above, the project has successfully established a PCU and PIU‟s, recruited national
and international consultants, and purchased necessary equipment and supplies for the PCU
and each PIU. PCU and PIU staff have been trained by ADB and senior project managers in
ADB and GoL accounting procedures and financial management. During the early months of the
project the PCU produced a Lao-language, 93 page GMS-STDP in Lao PDR Project
Administration Manual for distribution to PIU‟s, that contains information on: (i) project goals,
outcomes and outputs; (ii) organizational structure; (iii) financial management, accounting,
contracting and tender procedures; (iv) activity planning and reporting; (v) auditing procedures
and applicable financial laws and regulations, and; (vi) provides various standardized project-
related forms and instructions. This manual is being used regularly and referenced by PIU staff.

Supplemental training on financial management was again provided to all PIU‟s during Q.3 by
the project‟s Financial Controller. Additional training in this area was requested by the Vientiane,
Savannakhet and Sayabouli PIU‟s.

PCU and PIU staff are working closely with International and National consultants/experts and
are taking on an increasing amount of project -related technical tasks including implementation
of training, awareness seminars, study tours, site planning and preparation of small-scale
infrastructure plans. .

Problems encountered and remedial actions taken or proposed to be taken: No major
problems were experienced during this reporting period. Activities not implemented as scheduled
are carried over to Q.4.

Proposed program of activities during the next quarter: A program of proposed activities,
estimated subcontracts, and training plan for the next quarter was submitted to ADB on 23
September 2009 as Action Plan of the Project 2 (APP 2). APP 2 covers the period of 1 October
2009 – 31March 2010 (Q.3 & Q.4)

Modifications to proposed implementation schedule: Minor modifications to APP 2 are
reported in the above paragraphs. There are no substantial changes to the project‟s
implementation schedule as published in the PAM.

Percentage of implementation progress:
According to the criteria in attachment A, Project Progress by Weighted Activity, project activities
are 20.8 % complete.


4.   Recruitment and Performance of Consultants

Summary of status of recruitment of consultants: Consultants required for implementation
support, capacity building and construction design and supervision were recruited and contracted
as needed, without delay.
Details of consultants’ inputs and general performance during Q.3
                                                                                    Performance

                                                                       Highly                           Not
          Position                         Main Inputs                               Satisfactory
                                                                     Satisfactory                   Satisfactory

                               Preparation of subcontractor
                               TOR‟s, 6-month APP, capacity
                               building for PCU and PIU staff and
International Team Leader      supervision of project‟s technical         √
                               aspects. Prepared baseline report
                               and Implementation Plan of the
                               Project.

                               Capacity building for PCU and PIU
Domestic Team Leader           staff and supervision of project‟s         √
                               technical aspects.

International Ecotourism       Not active this quarter                    -
Planner

                               Preparation of pro-poor tourism
                               strategies and action plans and
Domestic Ecotourism
                               awareness programs. Assisted               √
Planner
                               PIU‟s conduct tourism awareness
                               seminars.

                               Preparation and implementation of
                               the project‟s Gender and Social
                               Focal Point training and Gender
Domestic Social and Gender
                               and Ethnic Participation Strategy          √
Specialist
                               and Action Plan Assisted PIU‟s
                               create provincial gender and ethnic
                               Participation Strategies.

International Heritage         Preparation tourism development
Tourism Planner                and management plan for the Tad            √
                               Lao Waterfall

                               Rapid Engineering Surveys at
                               Siphandone Wetland, EWEC,
                               NSEC and Vang Vieng and                    √
                               supervised preliminary engineering
International Civil Engineer   drawings

                               Rapid Engineering Surveys at
                               Siphandone Wetland, EWEC,
                               NSEC and Vang Vieng and created            √
                               preliminary engineering drawings
Domestic Civil Engineer        for Siphandone Wetlands
                               Update Siphandone and Vang
                               Vieng resettlement Plan. Ensure all
International Resettlement     proposed civil works are compliant
                                                                          √
Specialist                     with ADB social guidelines.
                               Assisted by a local resettlement
                               specialist
                               Update IEE‟s and EMP‟s. Conduct
                               baseline environmental studies and
International Environment
                               ensure all proposed civil works are                      √
Specialist
                               compliant with ADB environmental
                               guidelines
                               Update IEE‟s and EMP‟s. Conduct
                               baseline environmental studies and
                               ensure all proposed civil works are
Domestic Environment
                               compliant with ADB environmental                         √
Specialist
                               guidelines. Ensure compliance with
                               environment-related grant
                               assurances
    5. Procurement of civil works, equipment and materials

    a. Procurement procedures to be used (ICB, NCB, IS or LCB):

Procurement of project equipment follows shopping and lowest-cost bidding methods in line with
NCB and Shopping thresholds established by ADB and GoL in the PAM. Project-related large
civil works will be procured using National Competitive Bidding (NCB) procedures and are
expected to commence in mid-2010.

While it is expected procurement of civil works construction will follow National Competitive
Bidding procedures, contract packages for civil works under parts 1A, 1B and part 3 of the
project are expected to deviate from the project‟s Procurement Plan as show in appendix 7, pp.
99 of the PAM. Cost estimates for revised contract packages, and a request to amend the
Procurement plan will be submitted to ADB between Feb and August 2010 following preparation
of construction design/costings by the Firm. The table below shows the expected revisions to the
procurement plan:

 Current Procurement Plan for Lao PDR
                             No.           Mode of        Expected date of
         Works                                                                 Cost Estimate
                           Contracts     Procurement       advertisement
 Siphandone Wetlands           1          NCB works           Q 1. 2010             $1,243,000
       Vang Vieng              1          NCB works           Q 1. 2010               $848,000
   Tourism Corridors           1          NCB works           Q 1. 2010             $1,219,000
                                           Shopping
   Pro-Poor (various)          30                            2009 – 2010        $10,000 – 50,000
                                            works
 Expected Revisions to Procurement Plan
  Siphandone Wetlands          (3)        NCB works           Q 1. 2010             $1,234,000
 1.Nakasang Access
 Road & River                  1          NCB works           Q 1. 2010                    TBD
 Promenade
 2.Nakasang Market &
                               1          NCB works           Q 1. 2010                    TBD
 Information Center
 3. All works on don
                               1          NCB works           Q 1. 2010                    TBD
 Det/Don Khone
       Vang Vieng              2          NCB works           Q 2. 2010               $848,000
   Tourism Corridors           (4)        NCB works           Q 3. 2010             $1,219,000
 1.NSEC: Fort Carnot &
 Don Xay Service               1          NCB works           Q 2. 2010                    TBD
 Center
 2.NSEC: Nam Ha
 Information Center &          1          NCB works           Q 3. 2010                    TBD
 Nam Eng Cave
 3.NSEC: Nam Pae
                               1          NCB works           Q 3. 2010                    TBD
 Viewpoint & Bor Kung
 4.EWEC: Phine
                               1          NCB works           Q 2. 2010                    TBD
 Service Center
                                        Shopping
   Pro-Poor (various)          30                        2009 – 2010       $10,000 – 50,000
                                         works
PP = Procurement Plan; figures in US$; TBD = to-be-determined following preparation of cost
estimates by the firm and PCU
a. Value of civil works contracts (estimate):

    Not available this reporting period.

b. Specifications:

    Not applicable to this reporting period.

c. Status of preparation of prequalification bid/documents:
   The firm Lao Consulting Group is preparing civil works contracts by each site, prioritized
   as follows: (i) Siphandone; (ii) Vang Vieng Urban improvements; (iii) North-South
   Economic Corridor; and (iv) East-West Economic Corridor.


e. Schedule of advertising of prequalification, bid invitations:

   Anticipated date of prequalification of contractors is March – May 2010.

f. Prequalification/bid evaluation:

   Not applicable to this reporting period.

g. Status of contract awards:

   Not applicable to this reporting period.


5. Implementation of Physical Works:

No physical or civil works have been implemented at this early stage of the project.

6. Operation and Maintenance of Project Facilities

a. Status of development of O&M manuals: No specific O&M manuals related to project
   facilities were produced during this reporting period. As reported in section 3, the PCU has
   prepared a 93 page, Lao-language, GMS-STDP in Lao PDR Project Administration Manual
   that addresses financial procedures to support PIU facilities operations & maintenance.

b. On-the-job training for O&M: No on-the-job training related to project-built facilities has
  been implemented during this reporting period. Maintenance of the PCU and PIU Offices
  follows established LNTA, Provincial Tourism Department or Vang Vieng Urban
  Management Authority procedures.


c. Equipment for O&M: No O&M related equipment was purchased during this reporting
   period.


7. Training, Survey and Capacity Building Programs

Refer to attachment C for an overview of outputs related to all activities undertaken during
this reporting period.

A summary of outcomes and participation in project supported trainings & workshops is
shown in attachment B
       8. Community Participation

        This quarter was characterized by a high degree of community participation in planning,
        training, and monitoring activities. All 45 project CBT & supply chain development
        communities and an additional 8 villages in the Vang Vieng Urban Core were visited by the
        project team and local authorities to collect baseline data and consult with local men and
        women on how they would like to engage in tourism development. The project‟s Domestic
        Team Leader facilitated the formation of Local Community Panels in target villages situated
        in 7 of 9 project province and will complete visits to all provinces/target villages in Q.4 of the
        project. Community leaders from all village-level mass organizations were involved in the
        preparation of the Vang Vieng Town Master Plan, revised Siphandone Resettlement Plan,
        Tad Lao Waterfall Development and Management Plan; Viengthong Hot springs
        Development and Management Plan and the Saloei Waterfall Development and
        Management Plan. Community-level tourism awareness seminars were held in 27
        communities, involving approximately 813 participants, 119 of which were women. Village
        level training is (and will be throughout the project) grounded in participatory, hands on
        approaches.

       9. Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E)

       a. Status and establishment of the project’s M&E system: The Project Performance and
        Management System and 5-year Implementation Plan of the Project were completed and
        promulgated among the PCU and PIU‟s during December 2009. Both documents may be
        downloaded from www.stdplaos.com “progress reports” and “workplans” folders.

       b. Status of establishment of baseline conditions:
       Baseline information was collected at the field level and compiled during October –
       November 2009 by the project‟s Team Leader with assistance from PIU and PCU staff.

       Qualitative information in the Project Baseline Report was obtained by interviewing male and
       female community leaders in each of the key project sites. Interviews were conducted in Lao
       with ethnic minority language facilitators taking part in village interviews when necessary. In
       total, community-level interviews were conducted in 45 villages, covering 17 districts and 9
       provinces. A total of 19 ethnic groups (Lao, Suay, Ngae, Katu, Katang, Phou Tai, Tai Dam,
       Lanten, Makong, Yao, Hmong, Khmu, Tai Lue, Sida, Tai Daeng, Samtao, Tai Pong and Tai
       Phouan) and greater than 75% of expected project beneficiaries for parts 1A, 2 and 3 of the
       project are rural ethnic communities. The majority of people living in the 8 villages that make
       up the urban core of Vang Vieng are ethnic Lao.

        Key baseline indicators at the national, provincial and site level wererecorde3d and will be
        revisited at project close to measure how effective the project was in achieving its intended
        outcomes. At the national level, tourist arrivals, length of stay, spending, gross tourism
        receipts, employment estimates, the number of accommodation establishments, rooms and
        occupancy rates in 2008 and 2013 will be compared using the most up-to-date information
        available at project inception and closing.

        In the 9 provinces where the project is active provincial tourist arrivals, average length of
        stay, daily spending and tourism revenue estimates are the 4 key indicators. This
        information is based on visitor surveys administered to 150-300 international tourists in each
        province during July – October 20091 and the LNTA‟s annual Statistical Report on Tourism.
        Additional provincial indicators in the Baseline Report shows the number of accommodation
        establishments and rooms, occupancy rates, market preferences, number of restaurants,
        tour operators and immigration checkpoints.

        At the site/village level tourism employment, tourism revenue, handicraft/local product
        production and sales revenue was obtained by interviewing village authorities, village level
        tourism-related service providers and handicraft producers. Revenue estimates were

1
    See the project‟s Baseline Report for full details
 calculated on a site-by-site basis by multiplying 2009 prices of a typical selection of goods
 and services by numbers of consumers or pieces sold.

 The project‟s full Baseline Report is downloadable at http://www.stdplaos.com/reports.html

 c. Status of data collection, analysis collection: As reported above.

 d. Reports submission: This report represented the project‟s third quarterly progress
 report to ADB and GoL, All other project-related financial and technical reports are up-to-date
 as required in the PAM.

 10. Compliance with Grant Covenants/Government Assurances

                           Assurance                                                      Status of Compliance
(i) Counterpart funds for project implementation will be provided on time. Each
of the EAs will make timely submission of annual budgetary appropriation                Compliant
requests to their respective MOF, and the respective MOF will ensure prompt
disbursement of appropriated funds during each year of project implementation.
(ii) Within 6 months of ADB grant and loan effectiveness, each of the EAs will
establish a project website to disclose project-related information on                  Compliant: see
procurement including the list of participating bidders, name of the winning            www.stdp.laos.com ,
bidder, details on bidding procedures, amount of contract awarded, and the list         www.ecotourismlaos/gm
of goods/services procured.                                                             s/com

(iii) Within 6 months of ADB grant and loan effectiveness, each of the EAs will
design and approve a grievance redress mechanism, acceptable to ADB, and                Compliant. The document
establish a task force at the PCUs to receive and resolve complaints/grievances        “Grievance Redress for
or act upon reports from stakeholders on misuse of funds and other                     the Sustainable Tourism
irregularities, including grievances caused by resettlement and environmental          Development Project, Lao
issues. The task force will (a) make public the existence of this grievance            PDR” describes the
redress mechanism through a public awareness campaign; (b) review and                  mechanism. This may be
address grievances of stakeholders in relation to the Project, any of the service      downloaded from
providers, or any person responsible for carrying out any aspect of the Project;       www.stdplaos.com.
and (c) proactively and constructively respond to them.
(iv) Subprojects will be selected in accordance with the agreed selection criteria      Compliant
set out in Appendix 4.
(v) Each of the participating countries‟ governments will ensure implementation
of the agreed gender action plan, as set out in Appendix 6. In particular, each of      Compliant
the participating countries‟ governments and each participating province will
ensure that the project gender action plan and the specific actions and targets         Provincial Gender and
are included in the project and provincial rolling work plans. Activities identified    Ethnic Participation
in the plan will be implemented in a timely manner and have adequate                    Plans are being created
resources allocated for preparation and implementation. Gender-related targets          by PIU gender & social
and indicators are included in the PPMS.                                                focal points during
                                                                                        APP2. Expected date of
By midterm, each province will develop a provincial gender plan for the tourism         completion/approval 31
sector, incorporating project lessons.                                                  March 2010.
(vi) Each of the participating countries‟ governments will ensure that they will not
approve any subproject that involves significant involuntary resettlement
according to ADB‟s Involuntary Resettlement Policy. Each of the participating
country governments will further ensure that all land and right-of-way required
for the Project shall be made available in a timely manner and adequate
compensation shall be paid to affected people prior to any works contract‟s
award. Any involuntary resettlement shall be carried out in accordance with
                                                                                        Compliant as of this
each of the resettlement frameworks prepared by and agreed between the
                                                                                        reporting period
respective participating countries‟ governments and ADB, and ADB‟s Involuntary
Resettlement Policy. A resettlement plan will be prepared for each subproject
involving land acquisition or resettlement and will be submitted to ADB for
review and approval prior to any related works contract‟s award. The
resettlement plan for the subproject in Siphandone, which has been prepared
and agreed between the Government of the Lao PDR and ADB, shall be
updated and submitted to ADB for review and approval following detailed design
and prior to work contracts‟ award. Any draft resettlement plans and draft
updated resettlement plans shall be disclosed to affected people prior to
submission to ADB for review and approval.
(viii) Each of the participating countries‟ governments will comply with its
/respective environmental laws and regulations and ADB‟s Environment Policy
(2002). If there is any discrepancy between the respective government‟s laws
and regulations and ADB's Environment Policy, ADB‟s Environment Policy
requirements will apply. They will ensure that the design, construction, operation
and implementation of each subproject will be carried out in accordance with the         Compliant as of this
IEEs and the EARFs, prepared and approved by each of the participating 2                 reporting period
countries‟ governments. Any adverse environmental impacts arising from the
construction, operation and implementation of the subprojects will be minimized
by implementing the environmental mitigation and management measures, and
other recommendations specified in IEE. Each of the participating countries‟
governments will ensure environmental requirements are incorporated in bidding
documents and contracts for works.
(ix) Each of the participating countries‟ governments will ensure that the Project
will be implemented in accordance with its respective government‟s applicable
laws and regulations on indigenous peoples and ADB‟s Policy on Indigenous
Peoples (1998) and will carry out the specific measures on indigenous peoples
stipulated in the agreed ethnic groups/minorities development frameworks                 Compliant
(EGMDFs), attached as Appendix 7. Each of the participating countries‟
governments will further ensure that indigenous peoples have equitable
opportunities to participate in training, recruitment, income generation activities
under the Project.
The EGMDFs will be monitored as part of the overall system for the Project, and
socioeconomic data will be disaggregated by sex and by ethnicity. Progress
reports will provide periodic updates on the effect of the Project on ethnic             Ongoing – compliant
groups.
(x) Within 12 months of ADB grant effectiveness, the Government will ensure
that the local government of Vang Vieng will issue district regulations,
acceptable to ADB, on sanitation requiring, among others (a) connecting
sewage rains and septic tanks to drains in high and medium density areas, and            Compliant
to drains or properly designed and constructed soakaways in low density areas;
(b) providing a septic tank that meets prescribed standards in each household or
business located in high and medium density areas; and (c) providing on-site
treatment facilities in hotels, restaurants, hospitals, and industrial enterprises to
treat their wastewater.
(xi) Within 36 months of ADB grant effectiveness, the Government will ensure             The revenue generating
that the local government of Vang Vieng will prepare and implement a                     mechanism is Vientiane
mechanism to ensure that public assets such as roads, drainage and solid                 Provincial Governor‟s
waste management can generate sufficient revenues. The Government will                   Order 00942 dated 15
further ensure that the revenues generated by the public asset will be used for          Nov. 2006, which
O&M.                                                                                     established fee and tariff
                                                                                         rates, collection system
                                                                                         and usage rules for the
Existing Governors Order will be translated and submitted with Quarterly Report          Vang Vieng Urban
4.                                                                                       Management Authority.
(xii) Within 36 months of ADB grant effectiveness, the provincial tourism
department of Champassak will increase the current entry fee charges to the
Siphandone area to a level sufficient to cover the required O&M of the tourist
site facilities. Such increase will be at least 50% of the current entry fee. At least   In preparation
50% of the revenues generated from the entry fee will be used for the O&M of
the facilities at the tourism site.
 11. Consulting services utilized up to this reporting period
                                                                                       Total Months
                                                        No. Months    Cumulative
                      Position/Firm                                                    Allocated in
                                                         Utilized    Months Utilized
                                                                                           PAM
International Team Leader– Tourism Sector Specialist        2              7               30
Financial Accounting Specialist                             0              0                1
International Heritage Tourism Specialist                   1              3                4
International Social and Gender Specialist                  0              1                4
International Ecotourism Planner                            0              4               14
International HRD Specialist                                0              1                4

International Supply Chain SME Specialist                   0              3                5
International Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist            1              1                2
Domestic Team Leader – Tourism Sector Specialist            3              8               30
Domestic Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist                 0              0               10
Domestic Heritage Tourism Specialist                        0              0                9
Domestic Supply Chain & SME Specialist                      0              0               15
Domestic HRD Specialist                                     0              0               12
Domestic Ecotourism Planner                                 2              6               26
Domestic Social and Gender Specialist                       3              7               18
International Civil Engineer (Firm)                        0.5             1               10
Domestic Civil Engineer (Firm)                              3             3.5              40
International Environment Specialist (Firm)                 1              1                3
Domestic Environment Specialist (Firm)                      2              2               12
International Resettlement Specialist (Firm)                1              1               1.5

                                               TOTALS     19.5            59.5           250.5


 12. Outcome of activities undertaken during this reporting period:

  a. Training: PCU and PIU staff are familiar and able to follow approved project
     implementation procedures. PIU staffs were also given on-the-job training in CBT and
     supply chain survey techniques while participating on field surveys with project
     consultants.

b. Infrastructure: Preliminary drawings/plans have been prepared for Siphandone Wetlands,
   NSEC and EWEC civil works. Drawings were also prepared for tourist information centers
   in Salavanh and Don Khong, Champasak Province.

c. Summary of Gender Action Plan and Ethnic Group Development Framework
   Activities: Following completion of the project‟s Gender and Ethnic Diversity Action Plan
   and translation of the plan into Lao, provincial gender and ethnic focal points received a
   copy of the document to prepare them to create similar plans in each province. To raise
   awareness on equitable female and ethnic participation in the tourism industry, safe
   migration, and environmental and cultural conservation, the project held workshops in 7 of
   the 9 target provinces to gain stakeholder input into provincial Gender and Participation
   Strategies.

 d. Others:
     Completion and EA approval of the 5-year Implementation Plan of the Project
     Completion and EA approval of the project‟s PPMS
          Completion of a market study in Savannakhet Province in collaboration with SNV
          Completion and EA approval of the project‟s HR development strategy to support part
         4 of the project


13.       PCU financial position:

      Status of imprest account: ( see attachment G)



14.     Subcontracts and partnerships
        A complete list of subcontracts implemented by the project with contract value is shown in
        attachment E. The project partnered with the Netherlands Development Organization SNV
        to complete the Savannakhet Market Study and Viengthong Hot Springs/Saloei Waterfall
        Development and Management plan. The project also partnered with the Wildlife
        Conservation Society Lao Programme on the Viengthong Host Spring planning works.

17.    Difficulties encountered and lessons learned:
       The project is experiencing modest difficulties managing and coordinating activities over 9
       provinces and 10 PIU‟s, but is applying diligence and lessons learned (documented in the
       project‟s RRP) from past projects, including the ADB-financed Mekong Tourism
       Development Project , to overcome these difficulties.

18. Requests and recommendations for next quarter:
      The PCU requests that ADB and the GoL continues to facilitate the timely release of
      project resources and activity approvals as was done during the first two quarters of project
      implementation.

19. Other issues
    The PCU has no other outstanding issues to report.

20. List of attachments:

      A. Percentage of Project Progress by Weighted Activity through 31 December 2009
      B. GMS-STDP Training & Workshops Record (1 October 2009 – 31 December 2009)
      C. Action Plan of the Project No. 2 with Percentage of Output Targets Achieved: 1 October
         2009 – 31 December 2009
      D. Name of PCU and PIU personnel and project consultants/local experts
      E. Cumulative list of subcontracts awarded


           Prepared by:                              Approved and Submitted to ADB by:




      Mr. Thavipheth Oula                                  Mr. Sounh Manivong
     National Project Manager                           National Project Director
Lao National Tourism Administration                Lao National Tourism Administration
Attachment A: Percentage of Project Progress by Weighted Activity

[see attached excel file // weighted implementation table-GMS-STDP in Lao PDR]

Attachment B: GMS-STDP Training & Workshops Record 1 October 2009 – 31 December 2009
GMS-STDP in Lao PDR [ADB Grant 0117-Lao]
Training PLAN: APP 2, October 1, 2009 – 31 March 2010
*Gender Targets: Minimum of 40% female participation in all training/workshops
No              Training/Activity                Date(s)             Location     Target/Actual No.            Purpose                    Outcome
                                                                                    Participants
                                                                                  M     F     Target
                                                                   LNTA,
                                                                   CPS;SLV;SV                          To improve PIU and
     English language training for PIU,                                                                                          Ongoing Activity/Report on
 1                                         Oct – Mar               K; VTE; ODX;               100      tourism official‟s
     LNTA and tourism officials                                                                                                  31 March 2010
                                                                   HPH; SXB;                           English language skills
                                                                   BKO
                                                                                                       To improve the ability           PIU-based Financial
     Financial accounting training for                                                                 of SVK and SXB               Controllers/Accountants
 2   Savannakhet & Sayabouli & Vientiane   October                 Vientiane      1     2     3        provinces ability to      have a better understanding
     provinces                                                                                         maintain project                     of ADB Financial
                                                                                                       accounts                                  procedures
                                                                                                       To involve and inform
     Workshop to approve and promulgate                                                                stakeholders of new
 3                                         Oct. 1, 2009            Vientiane                  60                                        Report in preparation
     Siphandone Master Plan                                                                            Siphandone Tourism
                                                                                                       Master Plan
                                                                                                                                 District officials and tourism-
                                                                                                                                 related stakeholders have a
                                                                   CPS;SLV;SV                          To raise district-level
                                                                                                                                       better understanding of
     District Tourism Awareness Seminars                           K; VTE; ODX;                        decision makers
 4                                         Oct. - Nov. 2009                       374   112   500                                          sustainable tourism
     (20 events)                                                   HPH; SXB;                           knowledge of
                                                                                                                                  principles and the project‟s
                                                                   BKO                                 sustainable tourism
                                                                                                                                          social/environmental
                                                                                                                                                     safeguards
                                                                                                                                 Village stakeholders have a
                                                                                                                                      better understanding of
                                                                   CPS;SLV;SV                          To raise village-level
                                                                                                                                          sustainable tourism
     Village Level Tourism Awareness                               K; VTE; ODX;                        decision makers
 5                                         Oct. 2009 - Jan. 2010                  694   119   540                                     principles and potential
     seminars (27 events)                                          HPH; SXB;                           knowledge of
                                                                                                                                      benefits and impacts of
                                                                   BKO                                 sustainable tourism
                                                                                                                                   tourism and their rights to
                                                                                                                                       take a proactive role in
GMS-STDP in Lao PDR [ADB Grant 0117-Lao]
Training PLAN: APP 2, October 1, 2009 – 31 March 2010
*Gender Targets: Minimum of 40% female participation in all training/workshops
No              Training/Activity                    Date(s)             Location      Target/Actual No.           Purpose                      Outcome
                                                                                         Participants
                                                                                       M     F     Target
                                                                                                                                             tourism management.
                                                                                                                                            Villages briefed on the
                                                                                                                                                  project‟s social &
                                                                                                                                         environmental safeguards
                                                                                                                                         Youth working in food and
                                                                                                                                          beverage service have a
                                                                                                                                            better understanding of
                                                                                                            To raise awareness
                                                                                                                                          sustainable tourism, food
     Tourism awareness activity for youth in                                                                about opportunities and
 6                                             Nov. 2009 - Jan 2010    CPS             71    35    106                                        safety and sanitation
     Khong District                                                                                         threats in the tourism
                                                                                                            industry among youth



                                                                                                            To gather opinions of      Local stakeholder input has
                                                                       CPS;SLV;SV
                                                                                                            men and women              been gathered for inclusion
     Gender & tourism workshops (9                                     K; VTE; ODX;
 7                                             Oct. 2009 - Jan. 2010                   139   102   225      regarding the content of   in provincial gender plans
     events)                                                           HPH; SXB;
                                                                                                            provincial gender &        (note: 2 additional
                                                                       BKO, LNT
                                                                                                            social action plans        workshops in Q 4)
                                                                                                            Villagers will
                                                                                                            understand how to add      Trainees have a better
                                                                                                            value to locally           understanding of how to
     Training on quality control and value                                                                  produced palm sugar
 8                                             Dec. 2009               CPS             26    6     20                                  package and make
     adding to palm sugar in Ban Hin Siew                                                                   and increase sales &       retail/wholesale sales of
                                                                                                            income                     palm sugar

                                                                                                            Investors will learn
                                                                                                            about investment
     Workshop to promote investment in
                                                                                                            opportunities in the          Q 4.- Report on 31 March
 9   Lao coffee and promote Lao coffee in      Jan. 2010               CPS                         40
                                                                                                            coffee sector and how                             2010
     the tourism sector
                                                                                                            to promote coffee in
                                                                                                            Lao tourism sector
     PIU participation in regional tourism                                                                  PIU staff are aware of
                                               Nov ember 2009 –                                                                           Q 4.- Report on 31 March
10   networking meetings (north, central,                              All provinces               45       regional-Lao PDR
                                               March 2010                                                                                                     2010
     south)                                                                                                 tourism initiatives and
GMS-STDP in Lao PDR [ADB Grant 0117-Lao]
Training PLAN: APP 2, October 1, 2009 – 31 March 2010
*Gender Targets: Minimum of 40% female participation in all training/workshops
No              Training/Activity                    Date(s)           Location       Target/Actual No.            Purpose                    Outcome
                                                                                        Participants
                                                                                      M     F     Target
                                                                                                           opportunities
                                                                                                           To inform public and
                                                                                                           private sector tourism
                                                                                                           stakeholders where
     STDP public information meeting with                                                                                              Postponed to Q 4.- Report
11                                             Dec.10, 2009          Vientiane                    100      project is working and
     public and private sectors                                                                                                               on 31 March 2010
                                                                                                           identify opportunities
                                                                                                           for cooperation &
                                                                                                           investment
                                                                     CPS,                                  To training villagers to     Q 4.- Report on 31 March
12   Village-based guide training (5 events)   Jan – Mar 2010                                     85
                                                                     SXB,SLV                               be local tour guides                             2010
     English language training for PIU &                             All provinces,
                                               Oct. 2009 - Mar.                                            Trainees improve their         Ongoing - Report on 31
13   LNTA staff and public officials in                              LNTA-                        120
                                               2010                                                        English language skills                   March 2010
     tourism sector                                                  Vientiane
                                                                                                           Local guesthouses and
     Guesthouse and restaurant services                                                                    restaurants improve          Q 4.- Report on 31 March
14                                             Nov 2009 - Feb 2010   LNT & CPS                    160
     training (4 events)                                                                                   standards of service                             2010
                                                                                                           and hygiene
                                                                                                           To review APP 2
                                                                     All provinces,                        implementation               Q 4.- Report on 31 March
15   6-month review and planning workshop      15 – 19 March 2009                                 45
                                                                     PCU                                   progress and plan for                            2010
                                                                                                           APP 3
                                                                                                           Participants discuss
                                                                     BKO, HPH,                             and exchange ideas on
     Sustainable tourism network meetings      October 2009 -                                                                             Ongoing - Report on 31
16                                                                   ODX, SXB,                    480      contemporary
     (12 events, 2 in each province)           March 2010                                                                                            March 2010
                                                                     SLV, VTE                              sustainable tourism
                                                                                                           development issues
                                                                                                                                      Stakeholder production and
                                                                                                           Relevant CBT and
                                                                                                                                            tourism management
                                                                                                           supply chain
     Village meetings to establish CBT and     October 2009 -                                                                            groups/ local community
17                                                                   All provinces    488   275   270      stakeholder groups
     supply chain groups (9 events)            March 2010                                                                                      panels have been
                                                                                                           established in each
                                                                                                                                          established in all target
                                                                                                           target village
                                                                                                                                                          villages
18   Training on design of Khmu baskets        January 2010          VTE                          60       To train producers to        Q 4.- Report on 31 March
GMS-STDP in Lao PDR [ADB Grant 0117-Lao]
Training PLAN: APP 2, October 1, 2009 – 31 March 2010
*Gender Targets: Minimum of 40% female participation in all training/workshops
No              Training/Activity                   Date(s)         Location     Target/Actual No.            Purpose                      Outcome
                                                                                   Participants
                                                                                 M    F      Target
     and Yao textiles                                                                                 make higher quality                                 2010
                                                                                                      handicrafts that meet
                                                                                                      market demand
                                                                                                      To train villagers in the
                                                                  VTE, SXB,
                                                                                                      basic concepts of
     Village level hospitality training (14   Nov 2009 – March    ODX, HPH,                                                         Q 4.- Report on 31 March
19                                                                                           280      receiving and
     events)                                  2010                BKO, SVK,                                                                             2010
                                                                                                      managing tourists in
                                                                  SLV
                                                                                                      their communities
                                                                                                                                        The Vang Vieng Town
                                                                                                      To obtain consensus
                                                                                                                                     Master Plan and Tourism
     Final workshop to adopt Vang Vieng                                                               on the content of the
20                                            9 November 2009     Vang Vieng     49   9      50                                   Strategy has been accepted
     Town Master Plan                                                                                 Town Master Plan‟s
                                                                                                                                           in principle by local
                                                                                                      Final Version
                                                                                                                                                  stakeholders
                                                                                                      To introduce and
     Public-private workshop to launch
                                                                                                      promulgate the new            Q 4.- Report on 31 March
21   “Clean, Green and Safe” Vang Vieng (2    21 January 2010     Vang Vieng                 80
                                                                                                      campaign in Vang                                  2010
     events)
                                                                                                      Vieng
                                                                                                      To promulgate and
     Final workshop to promulgate the Vang                                                            distribute printed copies     Q 4.- Report on 31 March
22                                            9 February 2010     Vang Vieng                 40
     Vieng town Master Plan                                                                           of the approved Town                              2010
                                                                                                      Master Plan‟s
                                                                                                      To promulgate and
     Workshop to promulgate the project‟s                         Luang                               distribute printed copies    Postponed Q 4.- Report on
23                                            8-9 October 2009                               45
     approved NSEC Tourism Strategy                               Namtha                              of the approved NSEC                   31 March 2010
                                                                                                      tourism strategy
                                                                                                      To obtain input from
                                                                                                      stakeholders on how to
     Workshop on planning and drafting                                                                                             Postponed Q 4.- Report on
24                                            10 December 2009    Bokeo                      30       establish and regulate
     regulations of Houay Xay Night Market                                                                                                   31 March 2010
                                                                                                      the Houay Xay night
                                                                                                      market
                                                                                                      To train villagers how to
     Training on production and value-                                                                                              Q 4.- Report on 31 March
25                                            23- 27 March 2010   Bokeo                      30       control quality and
     adding packaging of tea and honey                                                                                                                  2010
                                                                                                      increase sales of tea
GMS-STDP in Lao PDR [ADB Grant 0117-Lao]
Training PLAN: APP 2, October 1, 2009 – 31 March 2010
*Gender Targets: Minimum of 40% female participation in all training/workshops
No              Training/Activity                     Date(s)            Location   Target/Actual No.           Purpose                      Outcome
                                                                                      Participants
                                                                                    M     F     Target
                                                                                                         and honey
                                                                                                         To show village
     Ban Saloei weavers study tour to           22 – 26 February                                         weavers new designs           Q 4.- Report on 31 March
26                                                                     Houaphanh                40
     SamTai                                     2010                                                     and quality control                               2010
                                                                                                         techniques
                                                                                                                                    Male and female community
                                                                                                         To show villagers how      members from BanYor and
                                                                                                         communities                Ban Faen have a better
     Community study tour to pottery
                                                14 – 18 December                                         successfully manage        understanding of how to
27   producers and waterfall managers in                               Oudomxay     14    7     20                                  operate CBT and market
                                                2009                                                     pottery sales and
     Luang Prabang study tour                                                                                                       handicrafts to tourists at the
                                                                                                         waterfall management
                                                                                                         in Luang Prabang           village level


                                                                                                         To train producers how
     Training on improving pottery designs                                                               to improve quality,           Q 4.- Report on 31 March
28                                              11 – 6 February 2010   Oudomxay                 20
     and production in Ban Yor                                                                           designs and increase                              2010
                                                                                                         production efficiency
                                                                                                         To teach producers to
     Training on improving textile designs,     23 – 27 Mar 2010       Sayabouli                         use natural textile dyes      Q 4.- Report on 31 March
29                                                                                              60
     use of natural dyes and marketing          25 -31 Jan 2010        Salavanh                          and weave patterns to                             2010
                                                                                                         meet market demand
                                                                                                                                           274 secondary school
                                                                                                         To increase ethnic
                                                                                                                                    students in Salavanh have a
                                                                                                         youths understanding
     Tourism awareness raising activity for                                                                                          better understanding of the
30                                              December 2009          Salavanh     130   144   100      of the positive and
     ethnic youth                                                                                                                     positive & negative effects
                                                                                                         negative effects of
                                                                                                                                     of tourism, environmental &
                                                                                                         tourism
                                                                                                                                             cultural conservation
                                                                                                         Tourism industry
                                                                                                         stakeholders have a
                                                                                                         better understanding of
     Workshop to promote production and                                Luang                                                           Q 4.- Report on 31 March
31                                              5-6 Jan 2010                                    25       the importance and
     use of handicrafts in the tourism sector                          Namtha                                                                              2010
                                                                                                         opportunities of
                                                                                                         promoting handicrafts
                                                                                                         in the tourism sector
GMS-STDP in Lao PDR [ADB Grant 0117-Lao]
Training PLAN: APP 2, October 1, 2009 – 31 March 2010
*Gender Targets: Minimum of 40% female participation in all training/workshops
No              Training/Activity                    Date(s)            Location     Target/Actual No.            Purpose                       Outcome
                                                                                       Participants
                                                                                     M    F      Target
                                                                                                          Producers learn how to
     Training on improving designs and                                Luang                                                              Q 4.- Report on 31 March
32                                             25 - 31 January 2010                              30       produce baskets that
     producing baskets                                                Namtha                                                                                 2010
                                                                                                          meet market demand
                                                                                                          Three villages establish
     Establishment and train cultural                                 Luang                                                              Q 4.- Report on 31 March
33                                             February 2010                                     60       and are trained to stage
     performance groups in Luang Namtha                               Namtha                                                                                 2010
                                                                                                          cultural performances
     Tad Hay & Non Yang village CBT &                                                                     Villagers learn how
                                                                                                                                         Q 4.- Report on 31 March
34   supply chain study tour to Champasak      5 – 9 Jan 2010         SVK                        40       others manage CBT
                                                                                                                                                             2010
     province                                                                                             and sell handicrafts
                                                                                                          Weavers learn how to
     Handicraft trader exchange tour and                                                                  use natural dyes and           Q 4.- Report on 31 March
35                                             24 – 30 March 2010     SVK                        20
     training on use of natural textile dyes                                                              produce textiles to                                2010
                                                                                                          meet market demand
                                                                                                          To discuss, gather and       The approach to harmonize
     Workshops to discuss, gather and
                                                                                                          harmonize hospitality                   hospitality training
     harmonize hospitality industry training
36                                             November 2009          VTE            22   23     45       industry training              curriculum & teaching has
     curriculum and teaching materials (2
                                                                                                          curriculum and               been agreed upon & related
     events)
                                                                                                          teaching materials                       activities planned
                                                                                                                                         Participants have a better
                                                                                                          To learn how Thailand
     Study tour to Thailand on creating &                                                                                               understanding of how Thai
                                                                                                          created & harmonized
37   harmonizing national hospitality          December 2009          VTE/Thailand   9    13     20                                             national vocational
                                                                                                          its national hospitality
     curriculum                                                                                                                            education curriculum is
                                                                                                          curriculum
                                                                                                                                                         organized
                                                                                                          To train tourism officials
     Training on collection and analysis of                                                               on collection and              Q 4.- Report on 31 March
38                                             February 2010          VTE                        35
     tourism statistics                                                                                   analysis of tourism                                2010
                                                                                                          statistics
                                                                                                          To increase the skills
     Cultural Heritage Guide Specialist                                                                   and guiding abilities of       Q 4.- Report on 31 March
39                                             22 – 28 Feb            LPB                        30
     Training in Luang Prabang                                                                            local guides in Luang                              2010
                                                                                                          Prabang
Attachment C: Action Plan of the Project 2 with Percentage of Output Targets Achieved
from 1 October 2009 – 31 December 2009:Project Quarterly Report 3

           GMS Sustainable Tourism Development Project in the Lao PDR

                               ADB Grant No. 0117 - Lao SF

   Key to Abbreviations: Action Plan of the Project 2 (1 Oct 2009 – 31 Mar 2010)

Abbreviations for Project Components

Part I.A = Siphandone Wetlands Ecotourism Development: Activities 1 – 22
Part I.B = Vang Vieng Town Wastewater Centralization and Treatment: Activities 1 – 21

Part II = Pro-poor Community Based Tourism Development: Activities 1 – 10
         II.A = Bokeo; II.B = Houaphanh; II.C = Oudomxay; II.D = Sayabouli; II.E = Vang Vieng;
         II.F = Salavanh:

Part III.A = North-South Economic Corridor Tourism Development: Activities 1 – 10
Part III.B = East-West Economic Corridor Development: Activities 1 – 10
Part IV = Human Resource Development in the Tourism Sector: Activities 1 – 2
Part V = Project Implementation Assistance: Subheadings A – G

Abbreviation for PIU’s & Place Names
VVW = Vang Vieng Wastewater; VPT = Vientiane Province PP Tourism; LNT = Luang Namtha;
BKO = Bokeo; ODX = Oudomxay; HPH = Houaphanh; SXB = Sayabouli; SVK = Savannakhet;
SLV = Salavanh; CPS = Champasak. Place Names: SPD = Siphandone; VN = Viet Nam; LPB
= Luang Prabang; VTE = Vientiane Capital; VVG = Vang Vieng, XKH = Xieng Khouang, KHM =
Khammouane; SEK = Sekong; ATP = Attapeu, KHM = Khammouane, XKH = Xieng khouang

Abbreviations for Project Implementation Support Personnel
NPM = National Project Manager; FC = Financial Controller, ADM = PCU Admin Staff, TLI =
International Team Leader, TLD = Domestic Team Leader; EPI = International Ecotourism
Planner; EPD = Domestic Ecotourism Planner; SMI = Small & Medium Enterprise International;
SMD = Small & Medium Enterprise Domestic; HPI = International Heritage Planner; HPD =
Domestic Heritage Planner; HRI = International Human Resource Development; HRD =
Domestic Human Resource Development; SGI = Social & Gender Development International;
SGD = Social & Gender Development Domestic; MSI = Monitoring Specialist International; MSD
= Monitoring Specialist Domestic; PIU = PIU Staff; FRM = Construction Design and Supervision
Consulting Firm; SCT = Sub-Contractor; TBD = To-be-determined

Abbreviations for Development Partners
ADB = Asian Development Bank; MTCO = Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office; SNV = SNV
Netherlands Development Organization; UNESCO = United Nations Educational, Scientific,
Culture Organization; WWF – World Wildlife Fund; WCS = Wildlife Conservation Society;

Abbreviations for Calendar Months
Jan = January; Feb = February; Mar= March; Apr = April; May = May; Jun = June; Jul = July;
Aug = August; Sep = September; Oct = October; Nov = November; Dec = December

Abbreviations for Outputs/Targets
Par = Participants; Pcs = Pieces; Doc = Document; TBD = to be determined
LNTA-ADB Sustainable Tourism Development Project
Projected Consultant Working Months
APP 2: 1 October 2009 – 31 March 2010

                                                   Paid        Oct 09           Nov 09           Dec 09           Jan 2010           Feb 2010           Mar 2010
                     Position
                                                  months   1   2   3    4   1   2   3    4   1   2   3    4   1    2   3     4   1    2   3     4   1    2   3     4
International Team Leader                           5
Domestic Team Leader                                5
International Ecotourism Planner                    3
Domestic Ecotourism Planner                         5
International SME Specialist
Domestic SME Specialist
Domestic Social and Gender Specialist               5
International Heritage Tourism Planner              2
International Monitoring Specialist                 1
Domestic Monitoring Specialist                      --
International Civil Engineer (part time inputs)    1.9
International Environment Specialist                2
International Resettlement Specialist              1.5
Domestic Civil Engineer                             6
Domestic Environment Specialist                    2.5
     Percentage of Output Targets Achieved from 1 October 2009 – 31 December 2009:Project Quarterly Report 3
LNTA-ADB Sustainable Tourism Development Project: Action Plan 2: 1 October 2009 – 31 March 2010
                                                                                                                                                Outputs               Quantitative Target
             Location    Budget                                          Activity                                      Implementing
                          Code                                                                                       Personnel/Partner       Units        No.         Target           No./ %
Date(s)
                                                                                                                                                                                      Achieved

Vientiane PCU-Led Activities                                                                                                                                    (PCU at LNTA)
                                       Draft. layout and publish Lao-language manual on how to conduct tourism                                                          1 manual
 Oct -Nov      VTE        II 1.5       awareness seminars for decision makers and local communities (province,           PCU/EPD               manual           1       published             -
                                       district and community level)                                                                                                   100 copies

                                       Conduct national workshop to approve and promulgate Siphandone Master
  Oct 9        VTE      I.A. 15.5                                                                                      PCU/CPS-PIU           workshop           1          60 par
                                       Plan

                                                                                                                                                Poster          1    1,000 copies
Oct – Dec      VTE        II. 1.5      Print Do‟s and Don‟ts booklets and posters                                        PCU/TLI                                                              -
                                                                                                                                              booklets          1   20,000 copies

                          V. A.1                                                                                                                                     3 consultants
                                       Recruit Individual Consultants (Domestic SME Specialist, International &
Oct – Dec      VTE                                                                                                         PCU                Persons           3    recruited and      Ongoing
                          V. A.2       Domestic Monitoring Specialist)                                                                                              under contract

                        I.1 B22.2
                All       II.10.1                                                                                                                                      1 Baseline
Oct – Nov                              Collect baseline monitoring data and produce report on baseline conditions    PCU/TLI, all PIU‟s         Report          1
                                                                                                                                                                           report
                                                                                                                                                                                          100%
             Province   III.10.2,9.
                             1

                         1.IB 22.2
 Oct - Nov     VTE         II. 7.3     Design and print a national tourism promotion brochure for Laos                   PCU/TLI              brochure          1   20,000 copies       Ongoing
                        III. 7.3,8.3

                         1.IB 21.3
                                       Update, maintain and promote Ecotourism Laos website and STDP project              PCU/TLI                                      1 Updated
Oct – Mar      VTE         II. 7.9                                                                                                             website          1
                                                                                                                                                                          website
                                                                                                                                                                                        Ongoing
                                       website                                                                          sub-contract
                        III. 7.3,8.3

                                       Infrastructure Design and Preparation of Tender Documents                          Firm &                                      4 Packages
Oct – Jan      VTE/                                                                                                                           Contract
                             --                                                                                                              Packages
                                                                                                                                                                4        ready for      Ongoing
 2010        Province                  Siphandone, Vang Vieng, NSEC, EWEC                                               PCU/PIU‟s                                          bidding

                                       Public information meeting with national & international tour operators and
  Dec 10       VTE         V.5                                                                                           PCU/TLI               meeting          1        100 par.     Postponed
                                       handicraft sellers to encourage investment at STDP project sites

                                                                                                                                                  Plan          1    1 Event plan
Jan – Mar      VTE         V. 6        Preparations for 2010 Lao Ecotourism Forum                                    PCU/Subcontract      Event Manual          1   1 Event manual      Ongoing
                                                                                                                                              Brochure    2,500          2,500 pcs.
LNTA-ADB Sustainable Tourism Development Project: Action Plan 2: 1 October 2009 – 31 March 2010
                                                                                                                                           Outputs               Quantitative Target
             Location     Budget                                          Activity                                 Implementing
                           Code                                                                                  Personnel/Partner     Units         No.         Target             No./ %
Date(s)
                                                                                                                                                                                   Achieved
                                                                                                                                         Website           1    1 site published

                                                                                                                                           Press
                                                                                                                                      Conference           1
                                                                                                                                                                        100 par

                          I.1 17.1
                                                                                                                                     Video on CD
 Jan - Feb      --          II 1.5     Produce Video to raise awareness on positive & negative tourism impacts   PCU/Subcontract            ROM
                                                                                                                                                           1         500 pcs.                -
                         III.4.1,7.3
                                                                                                                                                                     1 exhibit
                         I.21.5
                                       LNTA/PCU Participation in Elephant Festival Trade Show to promote
   Feb         SXB       II.8.5                                                                                        PCU                 Exhibit         1             4 par               -
                                       national CBT & supply chain products
                         III 7.5                                                                                                                               10,000 visitors


 Nov 1 – 3   Vietnam         V.7       LNTA Participation in GMS TWG meeting in Hoi Anh                                PCU               Meeting           1          1 report          100%


                All                                                                                                                        Email
   Oct                        --       All PIU & PCU staff establish email accounts                                PCU, all PIU‟s       accounts
                                                                                                                                                       60        60 accounts            100%
             provinces

                                       Training on project financial accounting for Sayabouli, Vientiane and                                                                         3 = 100%
 Oct- Mar      VTE           V.D                                                                                       PCU                training         1             3 par
                                       Savannakhet                                                                                                                                         2f

                                                                                                                                                                                        100%
 Oct - Mar     VTE          II 7.4     Advertise websites, CBT and supply chain products in travel magazines           PCU            publications         2   80,000 copies       LNTA Guide
                                                                                                                                                                                       Society

                All
Dec - Feb                    VF        Annual project external audit                                               PCU. All PIU‟s     Audit/report         1          1 report               -
             provinces

   Mar                                                                                                                                   Meeting           1             3 par
               HPH         II. 10.2    6-month project review and planning meeting                                 PCU, all PIU‟s                                                            -
  15- 19                                                                                                                                     Plan          1    1 Action Plan

Part I A: Champasak Province – Siphandone                                                                                                                  (Champasak)

 Oct- Mar      CPS        IV 2.211     English language training for PIU & tourism officials                      PIU/subcontract        Training          1            10 par        Ongoing
LNTA-ADB Sustainable Tourism Development Project: Action Plan 2: 1 October 2009 – 31 March 2010
                                                                                                                                               Outputs                Quantitative Target
              Location    Budget                                        Activity                                       Implementing
                           Code                                                                                      Personnel/Partner     Units         No.          Target           No./ %
Date(s)
                                                                                                                                                                                      Achieved

                                      District Tourism Awareness Seminar Muang Khong & Paksong [invite                                                                                57 = 114%
Oct 12 - 13    SPD       I.1 B 17.1                                                                                    PCU/PIU,EPD         workshop            2   2 x 25 = 50 par
                                      Nong Louang]                                                                                                                                           7F

                                      Village-level tourism awareness seminars [Don Det Neua & Tai, Hang                                                               3 x 30 = 90      79 – 87%
Oct 15 - 17    SPD       I.1 B 17.1                                                                                      PCU/PIU           workshop            3
                                      Khone], Nakasang & Hin Sieow                                                                                                             par           7F

                                                                                                                                                                   3 x 15 = 45 par      44 = 98%
                         I.1 B 17.3   Establish Village Service/Production Groups in Nakasang, Hang Khone,
Oct 19 - 23    SPD                                                                                                     PIU/PCU,TLD        Workshops            3        4 groups         Groups
                                      Hin Siew & other villages in Khong
                                                                                                                                                                      established         100%


   Nov         SPD       I.1 B 20.3   Tourism awareness activity for youth in Meuang Khong                               PCU/PIU           workshop            1                45    106 = 235%


                                                                                                                                          workshops            1            25 par
                                      Gender focal point prepares provincial Gender and Ethnic Participation                                                                          28 = 112%
 Nov 4 - 7     SPD       I.1 B 20.7                                                                                  PIU/PCU, GSD           strategy           1       1 approved
                                      Strategy (including 1 workshop)                                                                                                                       17 F
                                                                                                                                           document                       strategy

                                                                                                                                                                           1 set of
                                      Design all project infrastructure for Sipandone sub-project (Nakasang                                                           construction
                             --       access road, market, parking, information center, river pier & embankment                          Construction              design/ bidding
 Nov-Jan       SPD                                                                                                     Firm, PCU, PIU         design
                                                                                                                                                               1
                                                                                                                                                                    documents for
                                                                                                                                                                                        Ongoing
                                      protection, drainage, Don Dek-Khone road improvements and pavilion in
                                      Hang Khone)                                                                                                                     Siphandone
                                                                                                                                                                     Infrastructure

                                      Design and prepare bid documents for Don Khong Tourist Information                                 Construction
Nov – Mar      SPD        I.1 A 15                                                                                       PIU/PCU              design
                                                                                                                                                               1      1 document        Ongoing
                                      Center

                                      Collect baseline monitoring data: CPS Provincial Level, Khong District           PCU/PIU, TLI           Survey           1       1 Baseline
Nov 16 - 18    CPS       I.1 B 23.1                                                                                                                                        report          100%
                                      Level, Nakasang, Koum Don, Khoum Kadan & Kang Khong

                                      Training on quality control, packaging and selling sugar in Hin Siew. Design       PIU/PCU,            Training          1            20 par     32 = 160%
Dec 7 - 11     SPD       I.1 B 18.2
                                      improved packaging & label for sugar                                              subcontract       Label/pack           1   1 new package             6F

                                                                                                                                                                                           100%
                                                                                                                                                                      1 Lao report
   Dec         SPD       I.1 B 20.5   Document local history, nature & culture – produce Lao language book            PIU, subcontract        Report           1
                                                                                                                                                                         published         1,000
                                                                                                                                                                                          copies

                                      Sustainable tourism network meeting on promotion of coffee and tourism                PIU              Meeting           1            40 par
  Jan 6        CPS       I.1 B 17.6                                                                                                                                                            -
                                      (invite Salavanh province)
LNTA-ADB Sustainable Tourism Development Project: Action Plan 2: 1 October 2009 – 31 March 2010
                                                                                                                                           Outputs                Quantitative Target
              Location    Budget                                         Activity                                   Implementing
                           Code                                                                                   Personnel/Partner    Units         No.          Target          No./ %
Date(s)
                                                                                                                                                                                 Achieved

Jan 10 - 17                           Local guide training in (i) Kang Khong & (ii) Khoum Don (Hang Khone,                                                        2 x 25 = 50
               SPD       I.1 B 19.3                                                                                PIU/PCU, EPD          Training          2
                                                                                                                                                                          par
                                                                                                                                                                                         -
Jan 18 - 24                           Det, Khone)

                                                                                                                                                                   3 buildings
Jan - Mar      SPD       I.1 B 19 G   Relocate Buildings from Mekong Riverbank in Nakasang                            PCU/PIU           Buildings          3      relocated &      Ongoing
                                                                                                                                                                compensated

Jan 25 - 31                           Guesthouse & restaurant service training on Don Khong and [Don Det-                                                        2 x 50 = 100
               SPD       I.1 B 19.6                                                                                   PIU/PCU             training         2
                                                                                                                                                                          par
                                                                                                                                                                                         -
 Feb 1 - 7                            Khone]

                                      Participation in Vat Phou Festival Trade Show to promote provincial CBT &    PIU/supply chain   Retail shop          1         1 exhibit
   Feb         CPS       I.1 B 21.5   supply chain products (sugar & lao dong ya, sapai weaving, nong beung           village(s)      Participants         6   $2,000 in sales           -
                                      woodcarving)

                                      Participation in Elephant Festival Trade Show to promote provincial CBT &    PIU/supply chain        Exhibit         1         1 exhibit
   Feb         SXB       I.1 B 21.5                                                                                                                                                      -
                                      supply chain products                                                           village(s)      Participants         5   $2,000 in sales


  March         SLV          G        Participate in 4 southern provinces networking meeting                             PIU             meeting           1            3 par            -


  March                                                                                                                                  Meeting           1            3 par
               CPS       I.1 B 22.4   6-month project review and planning meeting                                   PCU, all PIU‟s                                                       -
  15 - 19                                                                                                                                    Plan          1    1 Action Plan


     Part II E: Pro-Poor Tourism in Vientiane Province                                                                                                (Vientiane Province)

 Oct- Mar       VTP      IV 2.2.11    English language training for PIU & tourism officials                        PIU/subcontract       Training          1           10 par      Ongoing



                         II. E 8.1                                                                                                                                   2 x 40 =
 Oct - Feb      VTP                   Sustainable tourism network meetings                                               PIU             meeting           2
                                                                                                                                                                       80par.
                                                                                                                                                                                   Ongoing


                                                                                                                                                                                    -
                VTP       II E 1.2                                                                                    PCU/PIU,                                    1 approved
 Oct - Nov                            Survey and revise Nam Ngum Dam Tourism development Plan                                                plan          1
                                                                                                                                                                         plan
                                                                                                                     Subcontract
LNTA-ADB Sustainable Tourism Development Project: Action Plan 2: 1 October 2009 – 31 March 2010
                                                                                                                                                Outputs                Quantitative Target
              Location   Budget                                          Activity                                      Implementing
                          Code                                                                                       Personnel/Partner      Units         No.          Target          No./ %
Date(s)
                                                                                                                                                                                      Achieved


                VTP       II E 5.7                                                                                       PCU/PIU,                                      1 approved
 Oct - Nov                            Survey and draft plan for access road and market at Vat Donkeo                                              plan          1
                                                                                                                                                                              plan
                                                                                                                                                                                        Ongoing
                                                                                                                        Subcontract

                                                                                                                                                                                       45 = 111%
Oct 27 - 28     VTP      II. E 1.3    District Tourism Awareness Seminar in Muang Vang Vieng and Kasi                 PCU/PIU, EPD          workshop            1   25 par x 2 = 50
                                                                                                                                                                                             3F


                                                                                                                                                                       2 x 20 = 40     40 = 100%
Oct 29 - 30     VTP      II. E 1.3    Village-level tourism awareness seminars- Ban Houay Xan & Tong Meut                PCU/PIU            workshop            2
                                                                                                                                                                              par.          11 F

                           II. E                                                                                                                                     Infrastructure
                                      Design and construction of CBT infrastructure at Tham Khoun Lang (trail,
                         5.1,5.4,                                                                                        PCU/PIU,                 CBT                  constructed
Nov – Mar       VTP                   cave lighting, village market, parking, walking trail, water supply, garbage                       infrastructure
                                                                                                                                                          1 plan
                                                                                                                                                                      according to
                                                                                                                                                                                        Ongoing
                         5.5,5.7                                                                                        Subcontract
                                      dump, signage, toilets, etc)                                                                                                        site plan
                           5.10

                         II E 5.5,    Survey and draft plan for walking trail and toilets in Houay Xan & Tong            PCU/PIU,                                      1 approved
Nov – Mar       VTP
                            5.7                                                                                                                   plan          1
                                                                                                                                                                              plan
                                                                                                                                                                                        Ongoing
                                      Meut (at Tham Khoun Lang)                                                         Subcontract

                                                                                                                                                                       2 x 30 = 60
                                      Establish Village Service/Production Groups in Ban Houay Xan & Tong                                                                      par    138 = 230%
 Nov 4 - 6      VTP      II. E 2.5                                                                                     PIU/PCU,TLD         Workshops            1
                                      Meut (guide, cave management, handicraft, vendors, etc..)                                                                          2 groups            41f
                                                                                                                                                                       established

                                      Collect baseline monitoring data: VTE Provincial Level, Houay Xan & Tong                                                  1       1 Baseline
Nov 11 - 14     VTP      II. E 10.1                                                                                    PCU/PIU,TLI             Survey                       report         100%
                                      Meut

                                                                                                                                           workshops            1           25 par
                                      Gender focal point prepares provincial Gender and Ethnic Participation                                                                          34 = 136%
Nov 24 - 27     VTP      II. E 6.5                                                                                     PIU/PCU,GSD           strategy           1      1 approved
                                      Strategy (including 1 workshop)                                                                                                                       15 F
                                                                                                                                            document                      strategy

                                                                                                                                                  1
                VTP      II. E 2.1    Create Tham Khoun Lang development & management plan (document                                                                        1 plan
Dec 3 - 11                                                                                                             PCU/PIU,TLD       management             1
                                                                                                                                                                         approved
                                                                                                                                                                                        Ongoing
                                      local history and knowledge, site visitation rules & regulations and zoning)                             plan


                         II. E 3.6    Training on design and sales of Khmu baskets and making souvenirs from
Jan 18 - 23     VTP                                                                                                  PIU/Subcontractor       trainings          2   2 x 30 = 60 par            -
                                      Yao textiles in Ban Houay Xan & Tong Meut

                                      Village-level hospitality & sanitation training in Ban Houay Xan & Tong
 Feb 1 - 5      VTP       II.E 4.2                                                                                       PCU/PIU             trainings          1           30 par             -
                                      Meut
LNTA-ADB Sustainable Tourism Development Project: Action Plan 2: 1 October 2009 – 31 March 2010
                                                                                                                                          Outputs                Quantitative Target
             Location   Budget                                          Activity                                   Implementing
                         Code                                                                                    Personnel/Partner    Units         No.          Target           No./ %
Date(s)
                                                                                                                                                                                 Achieved

                                     Participation in Elephant Festival Trade Show to promote provincial CBT &    PIU/supply chain        Exhibit         1          1 exhibit         -
   Feb        SXB       II. E 7.7
                                     supply chain products                                                           village(s)      Participants         6   $2,000 in sales

              Xieng                                                                                                                                                                    -
   Mar                   II E 8.3    Participate in 4 northern provinces tourism networking meeting                     PIU             Meeting           1             3 par
             Khouang

                                                                                                                                                                                       -
  March                                                                                                                                 Meeting           1             3 par
              HPH       II.E. 10.2   6-month project review and planning meeting                                   PCU, all PIU‟s
 15 – 19                                                                                                                                    Plan          1    1 Action Plan



      Part I B: Vang Vieng Wastewater Treatment                                                                                                                  (Vang Vieng)

 Oct- Mar     VVG       IV 2.2.11    English language training for PIU & tourism officials                        PIU/subcontract       Training          1            10 par         Ongoing


                                                                                                                                                                      1 set of
                                                                                                                                                                 construction
                                                                                                                                                              design/ bidding
Oct - Dec     VVG           --       Design of civil works and draft civil works tender documents                  Firm/PI-VVW              plan          1
                                                                                                                                                               documents for
                                                                                                                                                                                 Ongoing
                                                                                                                                                                  Vang Vieng
                                                                                                                                                                Infrastructure

                                                                                                                                                              2X 50=100 par
                                                                                                                                      Workshop            2                      58 = 86%
  Nov 9       VVG       I.2B 18.3    Final meeting to consider and approve Vang Vieng Town Master Plan             PCU/PIU,TLI                                   Master plan
                                                                                                                                     Master plan          1                      9F
                                                                                                                                                                  approved

                                     Baseline data collection on Nam Xong water quality, number of trees,                                                          1baseline
   Mar        VVG       I.2B 21.2                                                                                  PCU/PIU, TLI            report         1
                                                                                                                                                                      report
                                                                                                                                                                                 -
                                     sanitation practices and tourism indicators in Vang Vieng District

                                                                                                                                                                 1 report on           -
 Oct - Mar    VVG           G        Land compensation in Vang Vieng (if necessary)                               PCU/PIU-VVW             Report          1
                                                                                                                                                               compensation


                                     Write, layout and publish printed materials to support environmental          PCU/PIU, TLI          booklet          1        2,000 pcs          Ongoing
Nov - Dec     VVG       I.2B 16.1
                                     awareness campaign “Clean, Green & Safe Vang Vieng”                            subcontract           poster          1        1,000 pcs

                                     Layout, print & distribute Lao language edition of Vang Vieng Town Master
   Dec         VTE      I.2B 16.2                                                                                PCU-subcontract            book          1         500 pcs.          Ongoing
                                     Plan
LNTA-ADB Sustainable Tourism Development Project: Action Plan 2: 1 October 2009 – 31 March 2010
                                                                                                                                       Outputs                 Quantitative Target
              Location   Budget                                         Activity                                 Implementing
                          Code                                                                                 Personnel/Partner   Units          No.          Target           No./ %
Date(s)
                                                                                                                                                                               Achieved

                                     Public and private sector workshops to launch “Clean, Green & Safe Vang                       Workshops            2       2 x 40 = 80
  Jan 21       VVG       I.2B 16.3                                                                                 PCU/PIU                                              par               -
                                     Vieng” campaign

                                                                                                                                      Report            1       Contractor
 Jan - Feb     VVG          --       Selection of contractor to construct civil works in Vang Vieng             PCU/PIU, Firm                                    selected                 -


                                     Public and private sector stakeholder meeting to promulgate the Vang
  Feb 9        VVG       I.2B 18.3                                                                               PCU/PIU,TLI        workshop            1            40 par               -
                                     Vieng Town Master Plan

  March                                                                                                                              Meeting            1             3 par
               HPH       I.2B 20.4   6-month project review and planning meeting                                 PCU, all PIU‟s                                                           -
  15 - 19                                                                                                                                Plan           1    1 Action Plan

Part II A: Pro-Poor Tourism Development in Bokeo
Part III B: Tourism Development on North South Economic Corridor                                                                                                 (Bokeo)

 Oct- Mar      BKO       IV 2.2.11   English language training for PIU & tourism officials                      PIU/subcontract      Training           1            10 par     Ongoing

                                                                                                                   PCU/PIU,          1 facility             1 info center &     Ongoing
Oct – Dec      BKO       II.A 5.1    Improvements to Bokeo Provincial Information Center & Exhibit                                                      1
                                                                                                                                                                     exhibit
                                                                                                                 subcontractor       1 exhibit

                                     Collect baseline monitoring data: BKO Provincial Level, Ban Nam Fa, Ban                                                    1 Baseline       100%
Oct 13 - 17    BKO       II.A 10.1                                                                               PCU/PIU,TLI          Survey            1
                                     Tor Lae, Ban Don Chai, Nam Chang                                                                                               report

                                                                                                                                                                                24 = 120%
Oct – Mar      BKO       II.A 8.1    Provincial sustainable tourism network meetings                                  PIU           workshop            2       2 x 20= 40
                                                                                                                                                                                        3F


                         III.A 1.4                                                                                                                          3 x 15 village =
 Oct 8 - 9      LNT                  Workshop to promulgate NSEC tourism development strategy                  PIU-BKO, PIU-LNT    Workshop             1
                                                                                                                                                                      45 par
                                                                                                                                                                                postponed


                                     District Tourism Awareness Seminar in Muang Ton Peung, Meuang                                                              3 x 25 = 75    85 = 113%
Nov 10 - 13    BKO       II.A 1.3                                                                                  PCU/PIU          workshop            3
                                     Meuang and Houay Xay                                                                                                              par.          20 F

                          II.A 1.3   Village-level tourism awareness seminars- Ban Nam Fa, Ban Tor Lae, Don                                                                    124 = 155%
Nov 16 - 20    BKO       III.A 4.1                                                                                 PCU/PIU          workshop            4   4 x 20 = 80 par
                                     Chai, Nam Chang                                                                                                                                 34 F
LNTA-ADB Sustainable Tourism Development Project: Action Plan 2: 1 October 2009 – 31 March 2010
                                                                                                                                                     Outputs                Quantitative Target
              Location   Budget                                            Activity                                         Implementing
                          Code                                                                                            Personnel/Partner      Units         No.          Target           No./ %
Date(s)
                                                                                                                                                                                            Achieved
                           II.A                                                                                                                                                              Ongoing
                         5.1,5.4,     Design, tender & construction of CBT infrastructure at Ban Nam Fa & Nam
                                                                                                                              PCU/PIU,                 CBT                Infrastructure
Nov – Mar      BKO         5.5,       Dtee (trekking trail, hot spring, village lodge, village cultural exhibit/tourist                       infrastructure
                                                                                                                                                                     1
                                                                                                                                                                         designs & plan
                                                                                                                            subcontractor
                         5.8,5.9      information, toilet, water supply)

                                                                                                                                                                                 1 set of    Ongoing
                                                                                                                                                                            construction
                                      Design of detailed architectural plans and bidding documents for Don Chai
Nov – Feb      BKO           --                                                                                               Firm/ PIU                plan          1   design/ bidding
                                      Tourist Service Center and Old French Fort                                                                                          documents for
                                                                                                                                                                           Bokeo NSEC

                                                                                                                                                                                  30 par
                                      Workshop on planning & drafting regulations on establishment of Houey                                      Workshop            1
   Dec         BKO        II.A 1.4                                                                                            PIU/PCU                                         Approved                 -
                                      Xay night market                                                                                              Report           1
                                                                                                                                                                                 report

                                      Establish Village Service/Production Groups in (i)Ban Nam Fa, (ii) Nam                                                             5 x 15 = 75 par    131 = 174%
Dec 15 - 19    BKO        II.A 2.5    Dtee, (iii)Don Chai, (iv) Ban Nam Chang, (v) Ban Tor Lae & Ban Boung                  PIU/PCU,TLD         Workshops            5        5 groups            57F
                                      Pha                                                                                                                                   established

                                                                                                                                                workshops                         25 par
                                      Gender focal point prepares provincial Gender and Ethnic Participation                                                         2
Jan 18 - 21    BKO        II.A 6.5                                                                                            PIU/PCU             strategy                   1 approved                 -
                                      Strategy (including 1workshop)                                                                                                 1
                                                                                                                                                 document                       strategy

                                                                                                                                                                             2 x 20 = 40
Jan 25 - 30    BKO        II.A 4.2    Village hospitality training in Nam Fa & Ban Nam Dtee                                   PCU/PIU             trainings          2
                                                                                                                                                                                    par.
                                                                                                                                                                                                        -


                                      Draft restoration, interpretation and management plan for French Fort in                 PIU/EPI                                       1 approved
Jan – Feb      BKO        II.A 1.1
                                      Houey Xay
                                                                                                                                                       plan          1
                                                                                                                                                                                    plan
                                                                                                                                                                                                        -


                                      Participation in Elephant Festival Trade Show to promote provincial CBT &            PIU/supply chain    Retail shop           1
   Feb         SXB        II.A 7.7                                                                                                                                       $2,000 in sales               --
                                      supply chain products                                                                   village(s)       Participants          5


   Feb        Pongsali    II.A 8.3    Participate in 4 northern provinces tourism networking meeting                             PIU             workshop            1                 5                -


   Mar                                                                                                                                             Meeting           1             3 par
               HPH       II. A 10.2   6-month project review and planning meeting                                           PCU, all PIU‟s                                                              -
  15 - 19                                                                                                                                              Plan          1    1 Action Plan

                                      Training on production & value adding of tea & honey in Tor Lae & Boung                 PCU/PIU,
                          II.A 4.6                                                                                                                                          2 packaged
Mar 23 - 27    BKO                    Pha & design packaging and labeling for Tor Lae & Boung Pha Natural Tea                subcontract          products
                                                                                                                                                                               products
                                                                                                                                                                                                       -
                                                                                                                                                                     2
                                      and honey
LNTA-ADB Sustainable Tourism Development Project: Action Plan 2: 1 October 2009 – 31 March 2010
                                                                                                                                                 Outputs                Quantitative Target
              Location    Budget                                           Activity                                     Implementing
                           Code                                                                                       Personnel/Partner      Units         No.          Target          No./ %
Date(s)
                                                                                                                                                                                       Achieved

Part II B: Houaphanh – Pro Poor Tourism Development                                                                                                                  (Houaphanh)

 Oct- Mar      HPH       IV 2.2.11    English language training for PIU & tourism officials                            PIU/subcontract         Training          1           10 par      Ongoing


                                                                                                                                            workshops                        25 par
                                      Gender focal point prepares provincial Gender and Ethnic Participation                                                     1                     39 = 156%
Oct 13 - 16    HPH        II.B 6.5                                                                                      PIU/PCU,GSD           strategy                  1 approved
                                      Strategy (including 1 workshop)                                                                                            1                           21 F
                                                                                                                                             document                      strategy


 Oct - Feb     HPH        II.B 8.1    Sustainable tourism network meetings                                                  PIU               meetings           2      2 x 30 = 60              -


                                      Collect baseline monitoring data: HPH Provincial Level, Viengthong & Ban                                                           1 Baseline
 Nov 4 - 6     HPH        II.B 10.1   Saloei                                                                            PCU/PIU,TLI             Survey           1
                                                                                                                                                                             report
                                                                                                                                                                                           100%



                          II.B 1.1                                                                                                                                      2 x 25 = 50     No report
Nov 18 - 20    HPH                    District Tourism Awareness Seminar in Viengthong & Viengxay                       PCU/PIU,EPD          workshop            2
                                                                                                                                                                                par          filed


                          II.B 1.3    Village-level tourism awareness seminars- Ban Sapan Tong [invite all                                                              2 x 30 = 60     No report
Nov 26 - 28    HPH                                                                                                        PCU/PIU            workshop            2
                                                                                                                                                                                par          filed
                                      villages around hot-spring] & Saleoi

                          II.B 2.1    Create a Viengthong Hotspring Development and Management Plan and                                                                      1 plan
Dec 7 - 14     HPH                                                                                                      PCU/PIU,EPI                plan          1
                                                                                                                                                                          approved
                                                                                                                                                                                         Ongoing
                                      Tad Saloei infrastructure plan (zoning, visitation rules & regulations)

                            II.B      Construct CBT infrastructure in Viengthong (hot spring bathing area,              PCU/PIU,EPI                                   Infrastructure
                                                                                                                                                   CBT                        plan &
Jan – Mar      HPH       5.1,5.4,5.   parking, ticket booth, fence, etc) and Saloei (parking, toilet, trail, signs,     subcontractor
                                                                                                                                          infrastructure
                                                                                                                                                           2 sets
                                                                                                                                                                           designs,
                                                                                                                                                                                         Ongoing
                          55.7,5.8    ticket booth, small market)                                                                                                      construction

                                                                                                                                                                     2 x 15 = 30 par
                                      Establish Village Service/Production Groups in Ban Sapanthong [hot-spring                                                                        67 = 223%
Dec 8 - 12     HPH        II.B 2.5                                                                                      PIU/PCU,TLD         Workshops            2        2 groups
                                      management, vendors] & Ban Saleoi [waterfall & textiles]                                                                                               10 F
                                                                                                                                                                        established

Jan 18 - 23                           Village hospitality and hot spring management training in Sapanthong and                                                          2 x 20 = 40
               HPH       II B. 4.2                                                                                        PIU/PCU               training         2
                                      Saloei                                                                                                                                    par
Jan 26 - 31

                                      Draft development and interpretation plan for Historic market Cave in               PIU,HPI
   Jan         HPH        II.B 2.1                                                                                                                 Plan          1          1 report             -
                                      Viengxay
LNTA-ADB Sustainable Tourism Development Project: Action Plan 2: 1 October 2009 – 31 March 2010
                                                                                                                                                 Outputs                Quantitative Target
              Location    Budget                                         Activity                                       Implementing
                           Code                                                                                       Personnel/Partner      Units         No.          Target          No./ %
Date(s)
                                                                                                                                                                                       Achieved

                                      Weavers study tour to Sam Tai on improving textile design and quality                  PIU
Feb 22 - 26    HPH        II.B 8.2                                                                                                              training         1           40 par            -
                                      control in Ban Saleoi & Ban Nasala

               Xieng
   Feb                    II B 8.3    Participate in 4 northern provinces tourism networking meeting                         PIU               Meeting           1            5 par            -
              Khouang

                                      Participation in Elephant Festival Trade Show to promote provincial CBT &        PIU/supply chain    Retail shop           1         1 exhibit
   Feb         SXB        II.B 7.7                                                                                                                                                             -
                                      supply chain products                                                               village(s)       Participants          6   $2,000 in sales

   Mar                                                                                                                                         Meeting           1            3 par
               HPH       II.B. 10.2   6-month project review and planning meeting                                       PCU, all PIU‟s                                                         -
  15 - 19                                                                                                                                          Plan          1    1 Action Plan



Part II C: Oudomxay – Pro Poor Tourism Development                                                                                                                   (Oudomxay)
                                                                                                                                            workshops                        25 par
                                      Gender focal point prepares provincial Gender and Ethnic Participation                                                     2                     34 = 136%
Oct 7 - 10     ODX        II.C 6.5                                                                                      PIU/PCU,GSD           strategy                  1 approved
                                      Strategy (including 1 workshop)                                                                                            1                          18 F
                                                                                                                                             document                      strategy

                                      Collect baseline monitoring data: ODX Provincial Level, Ban Nam Kat &                                                              1 Baseline
Oct 28 - 30    ODX       II.C 10.1                                                                                      PCU/PIU,TLI             Survey           1
                                                                                                                                                                             report
                                                                                                                                                                                           100%
                                      Ban Yor

                                                                                                                                                                           2 x 40 =
Oct – Feb      ODX        II. C 8.1   Sustainable tourism network meetings                                                   PIU               meeting           2
                                                                                                                                                                             80par.
                                                                                                                                                                                         Ongoing


                                                                                                                                                                        2 x 25 = 50    57 = 114%
Nov 24 - 26    ODX        II.C 1.3    District Tourism Awareness Seminar in Muang Xay & Pakbeng                         PCU/PIU,EPD          workshop            2
                                                                                                                                                                                par         21 F

 Nov 27 &                             Village-level tourism awareness seminars- Ban Faen (invite villages                                                               2 x 20 = 40    53 = 132%
               ODX        II.C 1.3                                                                                        PCU/PIU            workshop            2
   30                                 around the waterfall) & Ban Yor                                                                                                           par         15F

                                      Create Nam Kat Waterfall development & management plan (document                                             1
               ODX        II. C 2.1                                                                                    PCU/PIU, DED                                          1 plan
Nov - Feb                             local history and knowledge, site visitation rules & regulations and zoning,                        management             1
                                                                                                                                                                          approved
                                                                                                                                                                                         Ongoing
                                                                                                                          advisor               plan
                                      survey additional activities)
                          II.C 5.1,
                          5.4, 5.5,   Design and construct CBT infrastructure at Ban Nam Kat (access road,                                                            Infrastructure
                                                                                                                          PCU/PIU,                 CBT
Nov - Mar      ODX        5.7.5.8.    parking, bathing area, toilets, water supply, ticket booth, small information                       infrastructure
                                                                                                                                                           1 set          planned &      Ongoing
                                                                                                                        subcontractor                                   constructed
                             5.10     center, sanitation, small market, etc)
LNTA-ADB Sustainable Tourism Development Project: Action Plan 2: 1 October 2009 – 31 March 2010
                                                                                                                                           Outputs                Quantitative Target
              Location   Budget                                          Activity                                   Implementing
                          Code                                                                                    Personnel/Partner    Units         No.          Target          No./ %
Date(s)
                                                                                                                                                                                 Achieved

               Luang                  Village study tour for Ban Faen and Ban Yor to Kuang Si Waterfall and Ban                                                                  21 = 105%
Dec 14 - 18               II.C 8.2                                                                                    PIU/PCU          Study tour          1           20 par
              Prabang                 Chan Pottery Village                                                                                                                               7F


                         II C. 7.4                                                                                                                                                 No report
   Dec         ODX                    Organize Kumu ethnic festival & trade show                                         PIU                event          1        5,000 par
                                                                                                                                                                                        filed

                                      Establish Village Service/Production Groups in Ban Faen & Ban Yor                                                        2 x 20 = 40 par
                                                                                                                                                                                 195 = 485%
 Jan 5 - 8     ODX        II.C 2.5    (waterfall management, waterfall market vendors, pottery production &         PIU/PCU,TLD       Workshops            2        2 groups
                                                                                                                                                                                       121F
                                      sales)                                                                                                                      established


               ODX        II.C 4.1    Village hospitality, tourism services (cooking) sanitation and waterfall
Jan 18 - 22                                                                                                           PCU,PIU             training         1           30 par               -
                                      management training in Ban Faen

               ODX        II.C 4.6                                                                                    PCU/PIU,
 Feb 1 - 6                            Training on improving pottery design and production in Ban Yor                                     Training          1           20 par               -
                                                                                                                     Subcontract

                                      Participation in Elephant Festival Trade Show to promote provincial CBT &   PCU/supply chain    Retail shop          1         1 exhibit
   Feb         SXB        II.C 8.3                                                                                                                                                          -
                                      supply chain products                                                          village(s)       Participants         6   $2,000 in sales


   Feb        Pongsali    II C 8.3    Participate in 4 northern provinces tourism networking meeting                     PIU             Meeting           1            5 par               -


  March                                                                                                                                  Meeting           1            3 par
               HPH       II. C 10.2   6-month project review and planning meeting                                   PCU, all PIU‟s                                                          -
  15 - 19                                                                                                                                    Plan          1    1 Action Plan



Part II D: Sayabouli – Pro Poor Tourism Development                                                                                                              (Sayabouli)

 Oct- Mar      SXB       IV 2.2.11    English language training for PIU & tourism officials                        PIU/subcontract       Training          1           10 par      Ongoing


                                      Collect baseline monitoring data: SXB Provincial Level, Pha Xang, Houay                                                      1 Baseline
 Oct 7 - 9     SXB       II.D 10.1                                                                                  PCU/PIU, TLI          Survey           1
                                                                                                                                                                       report
                                                                                                                                                                                      100%
                                      Kang, and Ban Viengkeo

                                                                                                                                      workshops                        25 par    37 = 148%
                                      Gender focal point prepares provincial Gender and Ethnic Participation                                               2
Oct 20 - 23    SXB        II.D 6.5                                                                                  PIU/PCU,GSD         strategy                  1 approved            13F
                                      Strategy (including 1workshop)                                                                                       1
                                                                                                                                       document                      strategy
LNTA-ADB Sustainable Tourism Development Project: Action Plan 2: 1 October 2009 – 31 March 2010
                                                                                                                                            Outputs                  Quantitative Target
              Location   Budget                                       Activity                                     Implementing
                          Code                                                                                   Personnel/Partner      Units           No.          Target           No./ %
Date(s)
                                                                                                                                                                                     Achieved

                                                                                                                                                                                     35 = 1140%

                                                                                                                                                                      2 x 25 = 50           9F
 Nov 4 - 6     SXB       II.D 1.1    District Tourism Awareness Seminar in Muang Sayabouli & Hongsa               PCU/PIU, EPD          workshop              2
                                                                                                                                                                              par     25 = 100%
                                                                                                                                                                                            7F

                                                                                                                                                                        2 x 40 =
Oct – Feb      ODX       II. D 8.1   Sustainable tourism network meetings to prepare for Boun Xang                     PIU                meeting             2
                                                                                                                                                                          80par.
                                                                                                                                                                                              -

                           II.D      Design and construct CBT infrastructure in Khet Pha Xang (improve trail                                                       Infrastructure
                                                                                                                                              CBT
Nov – Mar      SXB       5.1,5.3,    and cave access) and Khet Houay Keo (improve walking trail, trail signage       PCU/PIU         infrastructure
                                                                                                                                                        1 set     constructed as       Ongoing
                         5.4,5.7     & parking area with toilet and ticket booth/information sala)                                                                       planned

                                                                                                                                                                                     5 meetings
                         II.D 1.3    Village-level tourism awareness seminars- Ban Pha Xang, Houay Kang,                                                            7 x 20 = 140
Nov 9 - 17     SXB                                                                                                   PCU/PIU            workshop              7
                                                                                                                                                                             par.
                                                                                                                                                                                     362 = 258%
                                     Pak Houng, Houay Dok, Ban Keo, Ban Na Tang & Viengkeo Cluster
                                                                                                                                                                                          129 F

                                                                                                                                                                     8 x 10 = 80
                                     Establish Village Service/Production Groups in Ban Pha Xang, Houay                                                                      par      67 = 104%
Nov 24 - 28    SXB       II.D 2.5    Kang, Pak Houng, Houay Dok, Ban Keo, Ban Na Tang & Viengkeo Cluster           PIU/PCU,TLD         Workshops              8
                                                                                                                                                                        8 groups            7F
                                     (homestay, transport, village guide, weaving, etc)
                                                                                                                                                                      established

                                                                                                                                                                  1 trail surveyed
Dec – Jan      SXB       II.D 5.4    Establish walking trail to caves between Ban Natang to Ban Keo                  PCU/PIU                    trail         1
                                                                                                                                                                   & constructed
                                                                                                                                                                                              -


                                     Village homestay & hospitality training Pa Xang Pak Houng, Houay Kang,
Jan 11 - 16    SXB       II.D 4.3                                                                                    PCU, PIU             Training            1            40 par             -
                                     Houay Dok (10 par each village)

Jan 25 - 31    SXB       II.D 4.2    Village based guide training for Ban Natang & Ban Keo                           PCU/PIU              Training            1            20 par             -


                           II.D                                                                                                           Training            1      300 families
                                     Preparations for Boun Xang (home-stay training,print promotional
Jan – Feb      SXB       4.5,7.3,                                                                                    PCU/PIU            Brochures             1       30,000 pcs              -
                         7.7,7.5     materials)
                                                                                                                                          Posters             1        2,000 pcs

               Xieng
   Feb                   II D 8.3    Participate in 4 northern provinces tourism networking meeting                    PIU                Meeting             1             5 par             -
              Khouang
LNTA-ADB Sustainable Tourism Development Project: Action Plan 2: 1 October 2009 – 31 March 2010
                                                                                                                                                Outputs                Quantitative Target
              Location   Budget                                           Activity                                     Implementing
                          Code                                                                                       Personnel/Partner      Units         No.          Target           No./ %
Date(s)
                                                                                                                                                                                       Achieved

  March                                                                                                                                       Meeting           1             3 par
                         II.D 10.2     6-month project review and planning meeting                                     PCU, all PIU‟s                                                              -
  15 - 19      HPH                                                                                                                                Plan          1    1 Action Plan


Part II F: Salavanh – Pro Poor Tourism Development                                                                                                                    (Salavanh)

 Oct- Mar       SLV      IV 2.2.11     English language training for PIU & tourism officials                          PIU/subcontract         Training          1           10 par      Ongoing


   Oct                                                                                                                                                                2 x 30 par =     63 = 105 %
                SLV       II. F 1.1    Tourism Awareness Seminar at Province and Lao Ngam District                     PCU/PIU,EPD          workshop            2
  15 - 16                                                                                                                                                                   60 par           16 F

   Oct                                 Village-level tourism awareness seminars- (i) Houay Houn, (ii) [Kanouane &                                                         3 x 20 =     100 = 166%
                SLV       II. F 1.3                                                                                      PCU/PIU            workshop            3
  21 - 23                              San Dong] and (iii) Saenvang-Tad Lo                                                                                                 60 par.           17 F

                                       Establish Village Service/Production Groups and regulations in Ban                                                           2 x 15 = 30 par
                                                                                                                                                                                       57 = 190%
   Oct                    II. F 2.5
                SLV                    Kanouane, Houay Houn, Sang Dong & Saenvang (village guide, home                 PIU/PCU, TLD        Workshops            2        2 groups
  26 - 30                                                                                                                                                                                18 F
                                       stay, weaving, etc..)                                                                                                           established

                                                                                                                       PIU/PCU,EPI                                  2 x 25 = 50 par
                         II. F 1.2.1   Survey and create supporting documents for “Tad Lo Waterfall Park”                                   workshop            2                      1 meeting
 Oct - Nov      SLV         & 1.1                                                                                                                                      1 approved       33 / 6 F
                                       including consultative workshops with provincial planners                                                  Plan          1
                                                                                                                                                                              plan

                                                                                                                      PIU/PCU, SGD         workshops                        25 par
                                       Gender focal point prepares provincial Gender and Ethnic Participation                                                   2                       25 = 100%
Nov 9 - 12      SLV      II. F 6.1                                                                                                           strategy                  1 approved
                                       Strategy (including 1 workshop)                                                                                          1                               9F
                                                                                                                                            document                      strategy

                                       Collect baseline monitoring data: SLV Provincial Level, Tad Lo Waterfall,       PCU/PIU, TLI                                     1 Baseline
Nov 19 - 21     SLV      II. F 10.1                                                                                                            Survey           1                           100%
                                       Ban Sandong, Houay Houn                                                                                                              report

                                                                                                                        PCU/PIU,           Info. center         1        1 building
                         II. F 5.1,    Design and construct small CBT-related infrastructure - Tourist Information     Subcontracto      Road & Signs           1     1 road/4 sign
Nov – Mar       SLV       5.5, 5.7     Center and signage at Tad Lo, Improvements to Tad Lo access road,                                                                                 Ongoing
                                                                                                                                                 Toilet         2          2 toilets
                                       Toilets & lodge in Kanouane
                                                                                                                                                Lodge           1          1 lodge

                                                                                                                                                                                       274 = 174%
   Dec          SLV       II.F 6.3     Tourism awareness activity targeted at women, youth and ethnic minorities         PCU/PIU              Seminar           1          100 par
                                                                                                                                                                                            144 F
LNTA-ADB Sustainable Tourism Development Project: Action Plan 2: 1 October 2009 – 31 March 2010
                                                                                                                                              Outputs                Quantitative Target
              Location    Budget                                          Activity                                    Implementing
                           Code                                                                                     Personnel/Partner      Units        No.          Target           No./ %
Date(s)
                                                                                                                                                                                     Achieved

                                       Sustainable tourism network meeting on promotion of coffee and tourism              PIU
  Jan 6        CPS        II. F 8.1                                                                                                        meeting            1             7 par            -
                                       (Lao Ngam District goes to Pakse)

                          II. F 4.3    Hospitality (home stay) training in Ban Kanouane and purchase home stay                               Training         1
Jan 11 - 16     SLV                                                                                                     PIU/PCU                                            20 par            -
                          II. F 5.5    equipment (sleeping & cooking)                                                                     Equipment      sets

                                                                                                                                                                           30 par
                                                                                                                        PCU/PIU,             Training         1
Jan 25 - 31     SLV       II. F 4.2    Training on using natural textile dyes and handicraft design in Houay Houn                                                        2 textile           -
                                                                                                                       Subcontract      New products          2
                                                                                                                                                                        products

                                                                                                                        PCU/PIU
Feb 8 - 14      SLV       II. F 4.4    Village based guide training in Sandong, Saenvang & Kanouane                                          Training         1           15 par.            -


                                       Participation in Elephant Festival Trade Show to promote provincial CBT &    PCU/supply chain      Retail shop         1          1 exhibit
   Feb         SXB        II.F 8.3                                                                                                                                                           -
                                       supply chain products                                                           village(s)        Participants         5   $2,000 in sales

                                                                                                                                             Meeting          1            50 par
   Mar          SLV       II.F 8.3     Host the 4 southern provinces tourism cooperation meeting & trade show           PCU/PIU                                                              -
                                                                                                                                         Trade show           1          1 exhibit

  March                                                                                                                                      Meeting          1             3 par
                SLV      II.F. 10.2    6-month project review and planning meeting                                    PCU, all PIU‟s                                                         -
  15 - 19                                                                                                                                       Plan          1    1 Action Plan


Part IIA : Luang Namtha - Tourism Development on North South Economic Corridor                                                                                      (Luang Namtha)


 Oct- Mar       LNT      IV 2.2.11     English language training for PIU & tourism officials                         PIU/subcontract         Training         1            10 par      Ongoing


   Oct                                                                                                                                                            3 x 15 village =   Postponed
                LNT       III.A 1.4    Workshop to promulgate NSEC tourism development strategy                            PIU             Workshop           1
                                                                                                                                                                            45 par
   8-9

   Oct                                 Collect baseline monitoring data: LNT Provincial Level, Night Market,          PCU/PIU,TLI                                     1 Baseline         100%
                LNT      III. A 10.2                                                                                                          Survey          1
                                                                                                                                                                          report
  19 - 22                              Chalensouk, Nam Eng, Vieng Poukha Town/Bor Kung and Nam Pae

                                                                                                                                          workshops                    2 x 25 par
   Oct                                 Gender focal point prepares provincial Gender and Ethnic Participation                                                 2                      44 = 176%
                LNT      III. A 7.8                                                                                     PIU/PCU             strategy                  1 approved
  27 - 30                              Strategy (including 1 workshop)                                                                                        1                           20 F
                                                                                                                                           document                      strategy
LNTA-ADB Sustainable Tourism Development Project: Action Plan 2: 1 October 2009 – 31 March 2010
                                                                                                                                            Outputs                Quantitative Target
             Location   Budget                                          Activity                                     Implementing
                         Code                                                                                      Personnel/Partner    Units         No.          Target          No./ %
Date(s)
                                                                                                                                                                                  Achieved

   Nov                  III. A 4.4                                                                                                                                 2 x 30 = 60
               LNT                   Hospitality (hotel & guesthouse) training Namtha & Vieng Phoukha                  PCU/PIU             training         2
                                                                                                                                                                           par
                                                                                                                                                                                   59 = 98%
  9 - 14

                                     Prepare detailed architectural drawings, construction estimates and bidding                                                       1 report
                                                                                                                                         Survey &
Nov – Feb    LNT-BKO        --       documents for night market, Nam Ha Tourist Service center, Tham Nam            Firm, PCU/PIU          Design
                                                                                                                                                      1 set            Tender       Ongoing
                                     Eng, Bor Kung, NamPae,                                                                                                          Approved

                                                                                                                                       Information                     1centre            -
Oct – Mar      LNT      III. A 3.4   Improvements to Tourist Information Center at Provincial Bus Terminal                PIU               cenetr
                                                                                                                                                            1
                                                                                                                                                                     improved

   Jan                  III. A 1.4   Provincial level workshop to support production and sale of handicrafts and                                                                          -
               LNT                                                                                                        PIU           Workshop            1           25 par
   5-6                               products

   Jan                  III. A 4.5   Village-level handicraft and local product design (baskets) and production        PCU/PIU,
               LNT                                                                                                                       workshop                       30 par            -
  25 - 31                            training in Chalensouk, Nam Pae, Nam Eng                                        subcontractor

   Feb       Pongsali   III. A 6.4   Participate in 4 northern provinces tourism networking meeting                       PIU            workshop           1            5 par            -


                                     Participation in Elephant Festival Trade Show to promote provincial CBT &     PCU/supply chain    Retail shop          1   $2,000 in sales
   Feb        SXB       III. A 8.5                                                                                                                                                        -
                                     supply chain products                                                            village(s)       Participants         5

                                     Identify and establish local cultural performance groups in target villages
Feb – Mar      LNT      III. A 3.3                                                                                        PIU          Workshops            3      3 x 20 = 60            -
                                     (Nam Eng, Ban Vieng & Ban Tai Dam)

                                                                                                                                                                                          -

  March                                                                                                                                   Meeting           1            3 par
              HPH       II.A 10.2    6-month project review and planning meeting                                     PCU, all PIU‟s
  15 - 19                                                                                                                                     Plan          1    1 Action Plan



Part III B: Savannakhet – Tourism Development on Economic Corridors                                                                                         (Savannakhet)

 Oct- Mar     SVK       IV 2.2.11    English language training for PIU & tourism officials                          PIU/subcontract       Training          1           10 par      Ongoing


                                     Purchase equipment (2computers) and create 10 tour information exhibits                                Exhibit         1        10 panels
 Oct - Nov    SVK       III B 2.3                                                                                   PIU/subcontract                                                 Ongoing
                                     at provincial information center                                                                   computers           2           2 units
LNTA-ADB Sustainable Tourism Development Project: Action Plan 2: 1 October 2009 – 31 March 2010
                                                                                                                                           Outputs                Quantitative Target
              Location   Budget                                         Activity                                    Implementing
                          Code                                                                                    Personnel/Partner     Units        No.          Target          No./ %
Date(s)
                                                                                                                                                                                 Achieved

  Oct –                  III.B 2.1-   Design Muang Phine & Talad Yen Infrastructure and prepare construction                          Design doc.          1            1 doc
                                                                                                                                                                                   Ongoing
               SVK                                                                                                  Firm, PCU/PIU
  March                      2.5      bidding documents                                                                               Bidding doc.         1            1 doc

   Oct                                District Tourism Awareness Seminar in Muang Phin, Vilabouli, Nong,                                                         30 x 4 = 120    119 = 99%
               SVK       III.B 3.1                                                                                  PCU/PIU,EPD         workshop           3
  20 - 22                             Kaysome Phomvihane Districts                                                                                                        par          29 F

   Oct                                                                                                                                                                            55 = 91%
               SVK       III.B 3.4    Village-level tourism awareness seminars - Tad Hai & Non Yang                   PCU/PIU           workshop           2   30 x 2 = 60 par
 27 & 28                                                                                                                                                                               16 F

                                                                                                                                       workshops                       25 par
                                      Gender focal point prepares provincial Gender and Ethnic Participation                                               1                     Postponed
Dec 7 - 10     SVK       III.B 3.2                                                                                  PIU/PCU,SGD          strategy                 1 approved         to Q 4
                                      Strategy (including 1 workshop)                                                                                      1
                                                                                                                                        document                     strategy

                                                                                                                                                               4 x 15 = 60 par   64 = 106%
   Nov                   III.B 3.4    Establish Village Service/Production Groups in Tad Hay, Non Yang, Nong
               SVK                                                                                                    PIU/PCU          Workshops           4        4 groups           15 F
  16 - 20                             Kadeng and Kaeng Lin
                                                                                                                                                                  established

                                                                                                                      PCU/PIU,
Nov – Dec      SVK       III.B 7.3    Research, design and publish a “Savannakhet Guide”                                               Guidebook           1     5,000 copies      Ongoing
                                                                                                                     Subcontract

                         III.B 7.3                                                                                                                              1 VDO shown
   Nov         SVK                    Produce a VDO on tourism and lifestyle in target villages                    PIU/Subcontract           VDO           1
                                                                                                                                                                  national TV
                                                                                                                                                                                   Ongoing



                         III.B 9.1    Collect baseline monitoring data: SVK Provincial Level, Talad Yen, Muang                                                     1 Baseline
Nov 25 - 28    SVK                                                                                                   PCU/PIU,TLI           Survey          1
                                                                                                                                                                       report
                                                                                                                                                                                     100%
                                      Phine, Non Yang, Tad Hay and Kaeng Lin

                                      Target Village (4) and PTD participation in Tad Ing Hang Festival & Trade                           Exhibits         4          1 report    No report
   Dec         SVK       III.B 6.3                                                                                      PIU
                                      Show to promote CBT & supply chain products                                                     Participants     12        $4,000 sales          filed

                                      Village CBT and handicraft production study tour for Tad Hay, Non Yang,
 Jan 5 – 9       --      III.B 3.6                                                                                    PCU/PIU           Study tour         1           40 par              -
                                      Kaeng Lin and Nong Kadeng – to Champasak [to Ban Sapai & Kiet Ngong]

Mar 15 - 19    SVK       III.B 2.1    Village hospitality & CBT management training in Tad Hay and Non Yang       PCU, SVK-PIU, EPD       Training         3   3 x 15 = 45 par             -


                                                                                                                                         Fam tour                      10 par
                                      Fam tour for handicraft traders to Kaeng Lin, Non Yang, Nong Kadeng and                                              1
Jan 27 - 30    SVK       III.B 4.4                                                                                    PCU/PIU                                                              -
                                      Tad Hay                                                                                              supply              Contract value
                                                                                                                                                           4
                                                                                                                                         contacts                     $2,000
LNTA-ADB Sustainable Tourism Development Project: Action Plan 2: 1 October 2009 – 31 March 2010
                                                                                                                                                 Outputs                Quantitative Target
              Location    Budget                                           Activity                                     Implementing
                           Code                                                                                       Personnel/Partner      Units         No.          Target            No./ %
Date(s)
                                                                                                                                                                                         Achieved

                                      Design packaging and labeling for Non Yang Lao Lao (regular and herbal              PCU/TLI,          Package &                   2 prototypes              -
   Feb          SVK       III.B 4.2                                                                                                                              2
                                      type)                                                                             Subcontractor            label                     produced

                                                                                                                                                                                    1
27 – 29 Jan     KHM       III.B 6.3   PTD and target villages participate in 5 central provinces tourism fair                PIU                Exhibit          1              4 par             -

                                                                                                                                                                      $ 2,000 sales

                                                                                                                                               Meeting           1              3 par
 Mar 29 -       HPH       III.B 9.2   6-month project review and planning meeting                                       PCU, all PIU‟s                                                            -
                                                                                                                                                   Plan          1    1 Action Plan

 Mar 24 –                             Handicraft traders return to Kaeng Lin, Non Yang, Tad Hay and Nong                  PIU, TLI,                                                               -
                SVK       II.B 4.4                                                                                                             Training          1      20 weavers
   30                                 Kadeng to purchase textiles and conduct training on use of natural dyes            subcontract

          Part IV: Human Resource Development in the Tourism Sector                                                                                                        (PCU Vientiane)
                          IV. 2.3     Purchase equipment for LNTA mobile training team and Dong Dok                                                                         2 sets of
Oct – Nov       VTE                                                                                                         PCU                      set         2
                                                                                                                                                                          equipment
                                                                                                                                                                                           Ongoing
                          IV. 2.4     University Tourism Department

                VTE/                                                                                                     PCU/PIU‟s,                                                        Ongoing
 Oct - Mar                IV. 2.11    English language training for LNTA & PIU officials                                                       trainings     10               40 par
                PIU‟s                                                                                                    subcontract

                                                                                                                                                                     1 training room       Ongoing
 Oct - Mar      VTE       IV. 2.2     Improvements to LNTA training center facilities                                       PCU           Training room          1
                                                                                                                                                                              refitted

                                                                                                                                                                               4 Lao
                                      Draft training manuals on (i) tourist site planning,; (ii) mobile hospitality                                                        language
Oct – Mar       VTE       IV. 2.7                                                                                           PCU                Manuals           4
                                                                                                                                                                            manuals
                                                                                                                                                                                           Ongoing
                                      team training; (iii) tour guide training and; (iv) tourism statistics
                                                                                                                                                                           published

                                      Guesthouse & restaurant management & hospitality training in select                                                                                         -
Nov – Mar         --       IV 1.9                                                                                           PCU                Training          2       2 x 40 = 80
                                      provinces

                                      Workshops to discuss, gather and harmonize hospitality industry training                                                                           45 = 133%
   Nov          VTE       IV 2.10                                                                                           PCU             workshops            2   30 x 3 = 60 par          23 F
                                      curriculum and teaching materials

                                      Study tour to Thailand on creating & harmonizing national hospitality                                                                               22 = 88%
Dec 21 - 26    Thailand   IV 1.13                                                                                           PCU              Study tour          1            25 par            13F
                                      curriculum
LNTA-ADB Sustainable Tourism Development Project: Action Plan 2: 1 October 2009 – 31 March 2010
                                                                                                                                       Outputs                Quantitative Target
              Location   Budget                                        Activity                                   Implementing
                          Code                                                                                  Personnel/Partner   Units        No.          Target          No./ %
Date(s)
                                                                                                                                                                             Achieved
                                                                                                                                                                              18 = 60%
                                                                                                                                                           2 x 40 = 80 par
                         IV. 2.13                                                                                                                                                    9F
Dec & Mar       VTE                 Establish national HRD network and hold first networking meeting                  PCU            meetings          2       1 network      27 = 90%
                         IV. 1.10                                                                                                                             established           9F


   Feb          VTE      IV 2.12    Training on collection and analysis of tourism statistics                     PCU, all PTD‟s     Training          1           35 par             -



Feb 22 - 28     LPB      IV 1.12    Cultural Heritage Guide Specialist Training in Luang Prabang                TLI, PCU, UNESCO      training         1           30 par             -


                                    Produce tourism teaching manual (subject TBD) for the National university                                                   1 manual
Oct – Mar       VTE      IV 2.6                                                                                       PCU             manual           1
                                                                                                                                                                published
                                                                                                                                                                                      -
                                    of Laos

                                    Create web-pages on www.stdplaos.com to support HRD web-based                                                                  3 live
Feb – Mar       VTE      IV 1.5                                                                                 PCU/Subcontractor   Webpages           3
                                                                                                                                                               webpages
                                                                                                                                                                                      -
                                    knowledge center
Attachment D: Name of PCU & PIU Staff and Project Consultants
   PCU Staff & PCU Based Individual Consultants:
   National Project Director: Mr. Sounh Manivong (Lao)
   National Project Manager: Mr. Thaviphet Oula (Lao)
   Financial Controller Ms. Pengchan Paengmeuang (Lao)
   Accountant: Ms. Channida Sayackayaphom (Lao)
   Secretary: Ms. Patsanee Ladasombath (Lao)
   Administrative Assistant: Mr. Khathavixay Souphomphakdy (Lao)
   International Team Leader: Mr. Steven Schipani (USA)
   Domestic Team Leader: Ms. Fongsith Davading (Lao)
   International Ecotourism Planner: Mr. Paul Eshoo (USA) replaced by Mr. Rik Ponne (Netherlands)
   in January 2010
   Domestic Ecotourism Planner: Mr Sanya Abahy (Lao)
   International SME Specialist: Ms. Pattama Vililaleot (Thai)
   Domestic Social and Gender Specialist: Ms. Sipaseuth Chanthapanya (Lao)
   International Heritage Tourism Planner: Mr. Paul Rogers (Australian)
   International Monitoring Specialist: Mr. Robert Travis (Irish)
   International Gender & Social Specialist: Ms. Gisela Erwin-Ward (Australian)
   Consultants Engaged by Construction Design& Engineering firm
   International Civil Engineer: Ms. Arouny Sakunkhou (United Kingdom)
   Domestic Civil Engineer: Mr. Outhit Soulivanh (Lao)
   International HRD Specialist Mr. Vincent Patrick Gibbons (Irish)
   International Resettlement Specialist: Ms.Herimen Rodenburg (Dutch)
   Mr. Doungtou Chuyaoyang (Lao), Domestic Resettlement Specialist has been contracted to assist Ms.
   Rodenburg using the project‟s direct contracting procedures
   International Environment Specialist: Mr. Michael Mastaller (German)
   Domestic Environment Specialist: Mr. Bounhomme (Lao)


   PIU Staff:
   1.Champasak
   Director: Mr. Kampone Nouanesaengsi
   Manager: Mr. Soulichan Sombathdouang
   Accountant: Ms. Taenkham Saengkeovongphachan
   Technical Staff: Mr. Aekaphot Soulivong
   Technical Staff: Mr. Bounteui Chanthalasin

   2. Salavanh
   Director: Mr. Bountthone Sinnachack
   Manager: Ms. Viengkham Phimbounyor
   Accountant: Mr. Soukkhan Sonesoulisak
   Technical Staff: Mr. Khamsavang Latsaphong
   Technical Staff: Mr. Keopasith Sinnachack
3. Savannakhet
Director: Ms. Bounmee Khanthivong
Manager: Mr. Siha Phannavong
Accountant: Ms. Vilayvanh Phonephachan
Technical Staff: Ms. Khamphouvanh Khamvannaly
Technical Staff: Mr. Tingkham Baiyavong

4. Vientiane Province
Director: Mr. Outhong Phanthavong
Manager: Mr. boualee Lattanaphaeng
Accountant: Mr. Ounheuan Vorlavong
Technical Staff: Mr. Sinkham Boutthavong
Technical Staff: Mr. Saengaloon Phansieng

5. Vang Vieng Wastewater Treatment
Director: Mr. Khamphaeng Phandala
Manager: Mr. Sisomphou Phimmeuang
Accountant: Ms. Hatsadee Khounsi
Technical Staff: Mr. Phoutthasone Khamlue

6. Houaphanh
Director: Mr. Saengthong Phimmachack
Manager: Ms. Phat Mounsavanh
Accountant: Ms. Malaythong Bounyasai
Technical Staff: Ms. Yot Vongkhamvichit
Technical Staff: Mr. Kaiphet Thippavong

7. Luang Namtha
Director: Mr. Khamlay Sipaseuth
Manager: Mrr. Saengchan Paseuthsak
Accountant: Ms. Alinda Phengsavat
Technical Staff: Ms. Chanda Phoutthavong
Technical Staff: Mr. Souksan Pakasi

8. Bokeo
Director: Mr. Vanthong Chitthakhoun
Manager: Mr. Bounyot Vinphavong
Accountant: Mr. Bounsavat Keodouangtha
Technical Staff: Mr. bounthavee Vaenkham
Technical Staff: Ms. Dalavanh Detsoulinthong

9. Oudomxay
Director: Mr. Sivan Bounsavat
Manager: Bounkhouan Metmeuangxay
Accountant: Mrr. Kongkham Xayphonephan
Technical Staff: Ms. Kingphai Phounthilat
Technical Staff: Mr. Thanasin Khongsavat

10. Sayabouli
Director: Mr. Saengvieng Saengkhannali
Manager: Mr. Khamphiew Phimmahan
Accountant: Ms. Saengchan Vannachit
Technical Staff: Mrr. Bounlorm Pangphilavong
Technical Staff: Mr. Khamphanh Phouma

								
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