Vientiane - South Korea has given Laos 2.5 million dollars to improve clean water supplies to a district in the country's northern province of Oudomxay, a news report said Tuesday.
Ground was broken on the project, funded by the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), in the province's Xay district on Friday, the Vientiane Times reported.
The new water treatment plant was to supply 3,000 cubic metres of clean drinking water a day to seven nearby villages with a combined population of 8,370 people.
Oudomxay province contributed 300,000 dollars to connect the new plant to the existing pipe network. The project is planned to be completed by April.
Laos has set itself the target of lifting itself out of the UN's list of Least Developed Countries by 2020.