10th ASEAN Defence Ministers' Meeting (10th ADMM) and Related Meetings hosted and chaired by the Lao People's Army in 2016                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Promoting Defence Cooperation for a Dynamic ASEAN Community




9th ADMM-Plus Experts’ Working Group on

Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief Meeting

                   14-16 December 2016, Vientiane, Lao PDR





1. Purpose

This document provides information on the administrative arrangements of the 9th ADMM-Plus EWG on HADR which will be held in Vientiane, Lao PDR on 14-16 December 2016.


2. Venue

Lao Plaza Hotel

63 Samsenethai Road, PO Box 6708

Vientiane, Lao PDR

Tel: +856 21 218800-1

Fax: + 856 21 218808-9

Email: lph@laoplazahotel.com



3. Hospitality

The host will cover the cost of the meeting facilities, meeting lunch and transportation from and to the airport. Accommodation, air tickets and other additional expenses shall be borne by the participants.


4. Bilateral Meeting

Bilateral meeting rooms will be available during the meeting. Kindly submit the Bilateral Form to the 9th ADMM-Plus EWG on HADR Secretariat via e-mail provided in Section 12 by 05 December 2016.


5. Medical Facilities

Medical facilities will be provided during the meeting.


6. Currency

Most internationally recognised currencies and travelers’ checks can be exchanged at Wattay International Airport and commercial banks. Credit cards are also accepted in some local hotels, restaurants and shops. The exchange rate of US$1 is approximately equivalent to 8,000 Lao Kip.


7. Registration

The delegates are kindly requested to return the completed Registration Form to the 9th ADMM-Plus EWG Secretariat on HADR by 28 November 2016.


8. Attire

The attire for the meeting is working uniforms for military and lounge suits for civilian.


9. Electricity

Electricity plugs in Lao PDR may be different from some other countries. The electricity current is 220 V. The plug type often used in Lao P.D.R is shown below.






10. Weather Conditions

The weather in Vientiane in December is between 18 to 25 Degrees Celsius.


11. Local Time

Local time in the Lao PDR is GMT+7.


12. Point of Contact

Should there be any queries, please contact 9th ADMM-Plus EWG on HADR Point of Contact as follows:



ASEAN Political-Security Division

Foreign Relations Department

Ministry of National Defence


Tel: + 856 21 911727

Fax: + 856 21 911728


1. Maj Thouankham Soukchaleun

Mob: (+856) (20) 99438899

Email: t_thouan@hotmail.com; thouan@gmail.com

2. Capt. Maneelath Vongpakaiphet

Mob: (+856) (20) 2248 2354

Email: lae.army@gmail.com


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