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Laos Today: More Than Half of Bolikhamsay's Population Still Poor


Contrary to claims by provincial authorities, over 50% of the total population of Laos’ Bolikhamsay province still live in abject poverty - less than one dollar per day per capita - twenty-two years after the founding of the province.

Moreover, the destruction of forests for slash and burn farming still covers more than 60% of the total land area, causing concern that tribal people will return to opium poppy cultivation. Bolikhamsay declared itself opium-free in mid 2005.

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