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The Social and Economic Developers Association (SEDA) was created to bring sustainable economic and social change to the disadvantaged people of Laos. We are a non-profit, non-government, Laos-based organization, dedicated to improving education and health, and providing economic opportunities for a long-term solution to poverty - and a brighter future for the Lao PDR.



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News From Laos

In Laos, Chinese Motorcycles Change Lives (NY Times)
Villagers ride their cheap Chinese motorcycles, which sell for as little as $440, down a dirt road to the markets of Luang Prabang, a charming city of Buddhist temples along the Mekong that draws flocks of foreign tourists.

Vietnam plans Mekong mega-dam in Laos: state media
Energy-hungry Vietnam is planning to build a two-billion-dollar mega-dam on the Mekong river of Laos and to construct several other large hydropower projects in the neighboring country.

ADB, Sweden to help Mekong region in power trade (Xinhua)
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Sweden are helping to set up an institutional framework to support competitive regional power trade in the Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS).