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Senior Safeguards Officer, Southeast Asia Department, Asian Development Bank
Vongphet Soukhavongsa works on various environmental issues of ADB projects in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic. Prior to ADB, he worked as an environmental inspector for several large hydropower projects. He also served as a consultant, primarily on water quality and environmental impact assessment, at an environmental consulting firm and at the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment.
In urban areas in the Lao PDR, decentralized solutions prove to be a low-maintenance and environment-friendly way to ensure clean water and sanitation.