This annex briefly presents environment and social background for Lao PDR focusing on the project area likely to be involved during the implementation of the M-WRRM-AF including various maps (Map 1). The table below shows the anticipated locations by project component and river basins.
Fisheries Component:Champassak, Xekong, and Attepeu Provinces.
Since socio-economic and environmental data is usually organized around province, instead of river basin, this section will focus on 9 provinces located in the central and southern parts of the country where the physical investments will take place: Xieng Khoung (XK), Xaysomboun (XSB), Vientiane (VTP), Bolikhamxay (BKX), Savannakhet (SVK), Salavanh (SLV), Attapue (ATP), and Champassak (CPS). Section A5.1 provides brief overview of Lao PDR while Section A5.2 provides brief environmental and social condition of the 7 provinces.