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Asean should ensure sustainable mineral development: Lao Deputy Prime Minister

The Lao government is focusing on the promotion of sustainable agricultural systems for food security in Asean when the country integrates with the Asean Economic Community (AEC) at the end of this year.

The Agriculture Department of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, in cooperation with Deutsche Gesellschaftfür Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is hosting the 6th project partner meeting of the German Regional Cooperation project’s Asean sustainable agrifood systems (Asean SAS) initiative, which is being implemented by GIZ.

By Vientiane Times

Vientiane, Laos, September 19, 2015

Vientiane Times

Asean member states should cooperate in regards to developing the minerals sector in an environmentally friendly manner with a view to ensuring the sustainable development of the region. Although the minerals sector has contributed significantly to economic growth in Asean development, Asean member states should not overlook the negative impacts of mineral development on the environment, especially the pollution generated by mineral processing, Lao PDR Deputy Prime Minister said.

 

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