Poverty rate in Laos down to 18.3 per cent


VIENTIANE (Xinhua): Poverty in Laos continues to decline to 18.3 per cent, as infrastructure accessibility has improved, particularly road electricity, clean water and sanitation access, according to data from the Lao Consumption and Expenditure Survey in 2018-2019.

Consumption and expenditure of households in Laos have significantly increased, particularly the rise in food consumption and poverty continued to decline, demonstrated by the falling poverty rate, poverty gap and poverty severity, local daily Vientiane Times quoted the survey on Wednesday (July 29).

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