Laos

The Lao-Swedish Forestry Programme was a rural development programme in forested areas and included support in the development of villages and capacity building for administration at district, provincial and central levels. Swedesurvey assisted by providing a team of experts in land use planning, cadastral systems, Land Information Systems and Geographical Information Systems. In addition Swedesurvey conducted a minor study on the feasibility of developing a system for a national land use master plan in Laos.

Country area: 
236 800 sq.km.
Country inhabitants: 
Lao 68%, other 32%
Country language: 
Lao
Country capital: 
Vientiane
Country currency: 
Kip (LAK)