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Current Project

Project Title:

Reducing of Green House Gas Emissions in the Industrial Sector through Pelletization

Technology in Lao PDR

Project background

The proposed project aims at promoting solid bio-fuel and reducing fossil fuel usage among industries, by removing barriers from both the producer and the user side for usage of industrial-grade solid bio- fuels.

The project will employ two prong strategies: On one hand, the project aspires to remove technological barriers of both the producers and the end users; On the other hand, it aims at removing policy and financial barriers to expedite the investment in production as well as the usage of the solid bio-fuels. Eventually, the project will be able to settle the entire supply chain of solid bio-fuels starting from a producer to end user including the equipment suppliers. By achieving this, the project will reduce GHG emissions as well as promote the use of available agricultural waste. Through the various outputs, the proposed project intends to mitigate the following barriers.

Project duration: 3 years

Coordinating counterpart agencies: Ministry of Industry and Commerce, Department of Industry and Handicraft, Cleaner Production Center Lao PDR (CPC-L), Ministry Science and Technology, Institute for Renewable Energy and News Material (REMI), Salt Association,  Lao Export product association


Improved capacity on

  • solid bio-fuel production and usage
  • Improved investment environment
  • Increased use of solid
  • bio-fuel in industries
  • Effectiveness of the
  • outputs assessed, corrective actions taken and experience documented


  • An information and learning unit established for solid bio-fuel production and usage
  • Trained key policy makers (50) and other target groups (50 in each group) available to continuously support the solid bio-fuel production and usage
  • Database developed on biomass availability and final energy consumption in the industrial sector
  • Biomass resource assessed and logistics planned for transporting wastes
  • Solid bio-fuel end user incentive scheme facilitated  Solid bio-fuel pelletizing systems installed for a cumulative28.8 tpd4 capacity
  • Mid-term M & E report prepared



Completed Project

Project Tile:
Enhancing sustainable tourism, clean production and export capacity in Lao PDR
(UN CEB Inter-Agency Cluster on Trade and Productive Capacity)



The project is fully embedded within the National Integrated Framework Governance Structure. The main objective of this project is to develop an overall competitive tourism industry, while at the same time strengthening the organic agriculture and the handicraft (especially the silk) industries in order to achieve a spill-over effect on those sectors through backward-linkages, and improving the export volume and quality of the above mentioned sectors, thereby positively impacting on poverty in targeted provinces of Lao PDR.  the project will address four main areas of technical cooperation:


  • Development of a competitive and sustainable tourism industry,
  • Strengthening of backward linkages of handicraft (especially silk) and organic agriculture to the tourism industry;
  • Facilitating exports to regional markets and meeting international requirements for target sectors;
  • Addressing cross-cutting issues concerning cleaner production, strengthening the local trade related forums and task forces (NIFGS) and supporting the government in the DTIS update process 

Project Duration:  3 years (2014-2016)

Coordinating and Counterpart Agencies:Ministry of Industry and Commerce, Lao National Tourism Authority (LNTA), Prime Minister Office 

Executing Agency: UNIDO, UNCTAD, ITC and ILO

Project Outcomes:

The project consists of 5 outcomes that are delivered by the UN agencies including UNIDO. In the Tourism sector, the project will intervene in Luang Prabang and Champassak Provinces.

OUTCOME 5 (CLEANER PRODUCTION):Contribute to improved productivity in the tourism, silk and organic sectors through cleaner production and strengthen the Trade and Private Sector working group and the Export Competitiveness Task Force of the NIFGS through the active technical involvement of the cluster in those forums.


  • National Workshop on RECP in Louangprabang and Champasak Provinces
  • CP Clinics
  • TRAINING MODULES ON RECP and Industrial Energy Efficiency
  • Establish CP Circles
  • Demonstration Units: 7 Demo Units from Hotel, Industry and Handicrafts are being carrying out CP assessment and audits
  •  Prepare and publish manual and guideline on RECP