Duration: 2016-2019 (extended during COVID-19)
Location: six villages - two apiece in Cambodia, Laos, and Myanmar
Activities: This project originates from the proposal from Premier Li Keqiang at the 17th ASEAN+3 Summit and aims to help eliminate poverty and improve people’s livelihoods in the region. Main activities of this project are as follows:
1) Construction of infrastructure, such as roads, bridges, water supply systems, electrical systems, dikes, and other structures and systems
2) Enhancement of public facilities: Erection and renovation of schools, clinics, community centers, and other facilities
3) Livelihood Improvement: Development of crop cultivation and animal husbandry endeavors, small-scale processing undertakings, courtyard economy projects, labor export activities, and other pursuits
4) Capacity building: Provision of technical and management training, development consultation, and monitoring and evaluation (M&E) opportunities
Results and highlights: Living and working conditions have improved significantly in the project villages as a result of the cooperation that has occurred between China and Cambodia, Laos, and Myanmar. It is the first village - level China Aid project on poverty reduction. It has been widely covered by media outlets and has been praised by China International Development Cooperation Agency governor as “targeted and beautiful”.