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PRESS RELEASE

New World Bank Vice President for East Asia and Pacific Visits Lao PDR

November 9, 2016

VIENTIANE, November 9, 2016 — The World Bank Vice President for East Asia and Pacific, Victoria Kwakwa, is visiting Lao PDR on November 9 – 12, 2016. 

During her first official visit to Lao PDR, since her appointment in April 2016, Ms. Kwakwa will meet with senior national and local government officials, development partners, private sector, civil society, and beneficiaries of World Bank-supported projects. She will visit the Province of Khammoune.   

The focus of Ms. Kwakwa’s visit will be on the strong partnership between Lao PDR and the World Bank Group, and policies and programs for the country to continue rapid economic growth, while providing opportunities and improving the lives of all people in Lao.

As the Vice President for East Asia and Pacific, Ms. Kwakwa oversees a portfolio of more than $32 billion in loans, grants, credits, and trust funds across 23 countries.

Media Contacts
In Vientiane
Viengsamay Srithirath
Tel : + 856 21 266 243
vsrithirath@worldbank.org
In Bangkok
Kanitha Kongrukgreatiyos
Tel : +662 686-8385
kanitha@worldbank.org



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