introduction to the city
A rural city in the northeastern mountainous region of Lao PDR, Xamneua was evaluated in 2010 as the top-ranked town for ‘Environmentally Sustainable City’ in Lao PDR by the Ministry of Public Works and Transport, based on 16 performance indicators measuring waste reduction and collection services, waste water management and sanitation, land use planning and the town’s capacity in setting development actions and strategies. Under the ASEAN ESC Model Cities Programme the city undertook pilot projects in urban greening, community composting and wastewater.
(Photo: Ms. Pheng Kanyaphim, Xamneua District Governor)
By the year 2020, Xamneua will become a green, clean, fresh and livable city of the north. The town will be pollution-free and a pristine tourist destination.